What follows is an endearing, hilarious contest of wills between a woman determined to hold her heart and body safe, and a man just as determined to conquer her. In a final, winner-takes-all contest, Lydia and Vere come to terms, but neither is sure just who won and just who lost the wager. Is it possible they may both come out winners? Meanwhile, Lydia's very public crusade against the worst offenders in the city's illegal prostitution business has earned her dangerous enemies. Just when it seems that Vere and Lydia may resolve their personal contest of wills, the dark forces at work in the seamier side of London threaten not only Lydia, but also Vere's beloved nieces.
The Last Hellion has a cast of well-drawn characters who play out their scenes against a backdrop of Regency England that's both lushly rich in descriptions of the wealthy and darkly gritty when traveling the back streets where poverty rules.
Not as good as Lord of Scoundrels (admittedly one of my top favorites), but a worthwhile and engaging read nonetheless.Published on Jan. 3 2011 by Charlotte Champagne
I really enoyed " The Last Hellion". I found Vere's sweetness and that fact that he was embarassed by his sentimental side and his kindess to be adorable!! Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2002 by M. I.