Book 16 of The Rakehell Regency Romance series, Madness, is now available! This sensual and suspenseful Regency is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Book 16 of The Rakehell Regency Romance Series
Sorcha MacMurroughFreedom, and love, or death!
Gabrielle Howell enters the hellish asylum of Bedlam in London when her sister Lucinda is committed as insane by her husband the Earl of Oxnard. During a riot at the asylum, Gabrielle is rescued by a handsome inmate known only as Simon, who seems to make an awful lot of sense for someone supposedly deranged.
Drugged and suffering from a mysterious malady, Simon cannot remember his past. All his records seem to indicate he is a deadly killer incarcerated by his prominent family. But the more Gabrielle gets to know the fiercely intelligent and gentle man, the more she has her doubts that this could ever be true. Simon is principled, kind, and certainly no murderer. The passion that sparks between them is like nothing she has ever known, heady and addictive.
Simon isn’t sure if the gorgeous woman he has held in his arms is real, or a figment of his opium-addled brain. All he knows is, it’s true love, a gift from the gods he will never give up, except in death. Even as their love deepens, the danger swarms in all around them. Will allowing themselves to love one other prove to be Gabrielle and Simon’s salvation, or sheer madness?
An excerpt from the novel:
Simon began to tease Gabrielle, rippling his fingers over her peaks and valleys with a surety of touch which set her hips thrusting against his hand so desperately, he had all to do not to take her there and then.
He whispered in her ear, “If we were alone, do you know what I would do?”
She shook her head.
“Do you want me to tell you?” he asked, nuzzling her ear and nibbling the lobe.
“Mmm,” she sighed through parted lips.
“I would lick you all over, running my tongue inside and out. Explore you fully with it, and my fingers, and finally my straining manhood. Penetrate you with all three until you melted against me and called out my name. I would wander over every part of your body, so that you would know my touch everywhere. I’d possess you utterly, so that you could never think of anything but my caresses, my passion. Oh God, Gabrielle, j’ai besoin de toi.”
“I need you too, Simon,” she panted, before feasting on his mouth with her own.
This endlessly creative and talented author has done it again, producing a chilling and clever Regency Noir with strong Gothic elements and a couple who go through hell on earth in order to win each other’s love.
Bedlam insane asylum is not the most likely place for a genteel young woman to find her lover, but Gabrielle knows there is more to Simon than meets the eye. He comes to her rescue during a riot at the asylum, saving Gabrielle and her ill sister Lucinda, who is pregnant. Gabrielle is determined to repay the handsome but mysterious inmate whose slightest touch sets her afire.
Though warned off the supposedly mad inmate by her cousin Antony, she seeks the truth about Simon’s unfair imprisonment, and tries to wean him from the opium his captors have forced him to take to keep him in their control. Gabrielle’s investigations soon sweep up all of her friends and family in a whirlwind of espionage and murder. Gabrielle must be at her most resourceful and clever as she seeks to save Simon from the hell on earth he has been forced to endure for the sake of his country during the Napoleonic wars.
Once again, the author has penned a truly romantic book with an intimate and emotionally connected couple who share the most fabulous love scenes. I really enjoy the way that her ordinary men and women are called upon to do the most extraordinary things to win the happily ever after of their one true love. Simon and Gabrielle are exceptional, a couple you will remember long after you have finished reading the book.
MadnessSorcha MacMurroughRating: Extremely sensual, multiple and sometimes edgy detailed love scenes throughout the novelWord Count=108,750Read More or BUY:
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