Title: Between The Devil and Ian Eversea (book #9, Pennyroyal Green Series)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Julie Anne Long
Publisher: Avon, March 2014
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
She might look like an angel . . .
The moment orphaned American heiress Titania “Tansy” Danforth arrives on English shores she cuts a swath through Sussex, enslaving hearts and stealing beaux. She knows she’s destined for a spectacular titled marriage—but the only man who fascinates her couldn’t be more infamous . . . or less interested.
But it takes a devil to know one . . .
A hardened veteran of war and inveterate rogue, Ian Eversea keeps women enthralled, his heart guarded and his options open: why should he succumb to the shackles of marriage when devastating good looks and Eversea charm make seduction so easy?
And Heaven has never been hotter!
When Ian is forced to call her on her game, he never dreams the unmasked Tansy— vulnerable, brave, achingly sensual—will tempt him beyond endurance. And fight as he will, this notorious bachelor who stood down enemies on a battlefield might finally surrender his heart . . . and be brought to his knees by love.
From the author:
You know, things just seem to happen to Everseas (and if we’re being honest, because of Everseas). After all, in The Perils of Pleasure, Ian watched his brother Colin disappear from the gallows in a puff of smoke; in What I Did for a Duke, Ian was ushered naked out an upper-story window by the pistol-wielding Duke of Falconbridge. And just ask the Redmond family what they think of Ian’s sister Olivia—she allegedly broke golden boy and heir Lyon Redmond’s heart, which is why he disappeared. But Ian is a war hero and he has the scars to prove it. He can handle just about anything with equanimity, whether it’s taking a bayonet in the gut or walking home at midnight through the Sussex countryside naked, in just one boot, but there are two things he knows with unshakeable certainty: he can seduce any woman he chooses, and there isn’t a woman alive who can convince him to become leg-shackled in marriage. Oh, Ian. If you only knew what was in store for you…
Tansy is a not-quite-as-innocent as she looks young woman. She knows in order to make her way in the regency world she must marry well, perhaps a Duke, and soon. Ian Eversea has plans for his life; he is to sail the world on a voyage of discovery, he has no time or inclination to marry. Need I mention that the best laid plans often go ….well you know.
This is another delightful entry in the Pennyroyal Green Series. Julie Anne Long never disappoints, It is a standalone novel but if you want the crème de la crème of historical romances you would do well to read the entire series. This author has plots that keep us turning pages, characters that have unique personalities and hot, hot, hot romance that will have us turning on the fan.
I highly recommend this book and the entire series.
Check out the other books in the Pennyroyal Green series (in order):
1) The Perils of Pleasure