Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition is a meme hosted by Tin @ Love Saves the World and Mary @ Buried Under Romance where you get to feature historical romance novels published before October 3, 2008.
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This week, I’m featuring Connie Brockway.
All Through the Night, published in September 1997
A woman compelled. . .
In the glittering world of Regency England, Anne Wilder played a dangerous game. A widowed lady by day, by night she became a masked thief preying on society’s elite. She roved high above London’s black rooftops, compelled by phantoms from her past to take ever greater risks. Until her restless spirit led her into Colonel Jack Seward’s trap. . . where seduction was her only way out.
A man obsessed. . .
She’d played him for a fool, taking advantage of his hungry response to escape from his clutches. But as Jack hunted for his thief, his heart fell captive to a self-possessed widow. Torn between illicit passion and tender love, Jack is duty-bound to capture the audacious criminal, even if it means ripping society apart to do so. Now he stalked her through theton, never realizing the lovely widow who captured his heart was the same woman who roused his most violent passions.
A love that defied king and country. . .
This sounds like a really interesting set-up for a story: a lady thief and the man tasked to hunt her down only to fall for her, or at least a version of her. It sounds delicious already especially with the whole secret identity. I love secret identities as a plot device when it is done well and I hope this book would deliver on that regard. This reminds me of MY LADY QUICKSILVER by Bec McMaster (which I completely adored, btw!) in the similar circumstances of the characters, although Bec’s book is a Steampunk novel.
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts about it? I’d love to hear from you guys.
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