A sensual Gothic romance, intimate and sexy. It manages the neat trick of creating a convincingly consensual romance that begins in blackmail, which is rather remarkable. The heroine is strong-willed and mature, the hero (in another neat trick) is both a classic Gothic brooder and a likable guy, there’s food-play, a sense of humor, some Gothic parody (the hero literally lurks in darkness but not for the reason you’re probably thinking), an unusually thoughtful look at class issues, and one of the wackiest dark secrets ever—and I mean literally dark.

There’s very little plot and I don’t at all vouch for its historical accuracy, but I do vouch for the sex scenes. Apple cobbler for the win!

The Veil of Night (Signet Eclipse)

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A sensual Gothic romance, intimate and sexy. It manages the neat trick of creating a convincingly consensual romance that begins in blackmail, which is rather remarkable. The heroine is strong-willed and mature, the hero (in another neat trick) is both a classic Gothic brooder and a likable guy, there’s food-play, a sense of humor, some Gothic parody (the hero literally lurks in darkness but not for the reason you’re probably thinking), an unusually thoughtful look at class issues, and one of the wackiest dark secrets ever—and I mean literally dark.

There’s very little plot and I don’t at all vouch for its historical accuracy, but I do vouch for the sex scenes. Apple cobbler for the win!

The Veil of Night (Signet Eclipse)

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