His at Night – Sherry Thomas
“Love is hottest in the darkness before dawn.
Elissande Edgerton is a desperate woman, a virtual prisoner in the home of her tyrannical uncle. Only through marriage can she claim the freedom she craves. But how to catch the perfect man?
Lord Vere is used to baiting irresistible traps. As a secret agent for the government, he’s tracked down some of the most devious criminals in London, all the while maintaining his cover as one of Society’s most harmless—and idiotic—bachelors. But nothing can prepare him for the scandal of being ensnared by Elissande.
Forced into a marriage of convenience, Elissande and Vere are each about to discover that they’re not the only one with a hidden agenda. With seduction their only weapon—and a dark secret from the past endangering both their lives—can they learn to trust each other even as they surrender to a passion that won’t be denied?”
– Goodreads Blurb
This was a lovely book, an intriguing and fresh story. O loved the characters and their independent difficulties with the world they live in. The journey these two characters make to get to the HEA is extremely well written, difficult and satisfying in the end.
I loved the premise of the idiot, it was an incredible trick. It created amazing moments between the characters, not to mention the moments when he is out of character, so to speak.
I loved the drunken midnight scenes, I love the fact that the alcohol is far from glamourized, but the treatment of his personality made for some incredibly powerful and meaningful scenes. It was wonderful how she was able to bring in this über personality to a character that already had two personalities to begin with. I absolutely adored this.
Overall I thought the book was well written, the dialog was good, there was a bit of the past info dump at the end, and I thought perhaps some of the info was completely useless, but it all worked well in the end regardless.
Never wanted to throw the book, no eye rolls, laughed out loud at least twice, and no WTFckry.