Too Dangerous For a Lady (Company of Rogues #16)
Penguin / April 7, 2015 / $7.99 print & digital
Lady Hermione Merryhew, daughter of an impoverished marquess, already has her share of problems. The last thing she needs is an intruder in her bedroom, especially not a fugitive thief. She should scream, but the shabby rascal is a man from her past.
Six years ago, at her first ball, dashing Lieutenant Mark Thayne failed to steal a kiss, but succeeded in stealing a little of her heart. She's older and wiser now. She can't toss him to the wolves. Besides, she wants that kiss.
Now Viscount Faringay, Mark has never forgotten Lady Hermione, but he mustn't involve her in his dangerous life. He's infiltrated the Crimson Band, violent revolutionaries who plan a bloodbath in London, and if he survives the night he will be able to destroy them. Hermione is involved, however, and only he can protect her.
A scenario that never fails to terrify is a woman alone in a bedroom who is accosted by a man—even if he is not what he seems. Think of Mary Balogh’s Simply Scandalous or Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief. It’s heart-in-the-throat scary in Jo Beverley's Too Dangerous for a Lady.
Even from where she sat, Hermione heard rapid footsteps in the corridor and urgent voices. She stayed fixed in place, hoping the intruder would leave before noticing that she was there.