FROM DUKE TILL DAWN
The London Underground #1
Releasing May 30, 2017
Eva Leigh launches a seductive new series that sizzles with the dark secrets of London’s underworld...
Years ago, the Duke of Greyland gave his heart—and a princely sum of money—to a charming, destitute widow with unparalleled beauty. But after one passionate night, she slipped from his bed and vanished without a trace. And just when he’s given up hope of ever seeing her again, Greyland finds her managing a gaming hell. He’s desperate to have her… until he discovers everything about his long-lost lover was a lie.
In truth, Cassandra Blake grew up on the streets, picking pockets to survive. Greyland was a mark—to be fleeced and forgotten—but her feelings for the duke became all too real. Once he learns of her deception, however, the heat in his eyes turns to ice. When her business partner absconds with the gaming hell proceeds—leaving unsavory investors out for blood—Cassandra must beg the man she betrayed for help.
This is the first book I’ve read by Eva Leigh. Give me a book with a Duke or a Highlander and I’m all over it. It’s the first in a new series called The London Underground so that was a plus.
And... I’ve just found out all Dukes are not created equal. Alexander Lewis, Duke of Greyland is not your average Duke. He’s stuffy. He’s proud. He’s noble. He’s set on keeping up his “required” appearances then quietly going back to his “cavernous chambers at his Mayfair mansion,” But his buds are having none of that. They pretty much kidnap the poor Duke and take him to a gaming hell. Oh boy!! Enter Cassandra Blair. His “Lost Queen.” I was so happy for him. Then we find out the truth. My heart broke for poor Alex.
I was bound and determined NOT to like Cassandra. Epic fail. I loved her. She pulled herself up from the streets. Okay maybe not the honest way, but she did it nonetheless.
I loved this book. Their physical journey into the underground together was dangerous, witty, exciting and sexy. Oh so sexy. I’m already anticipating book 2.
Eva Leigh is the pen name of a RITA® Award-nominated romance author who writes novels chock-full of smart women and sexy men. She enjoys baking, Tweeting about boots, and listening to music from the '80s. Eva and her husband live in Southern California.