Lady in Red (Mad Passions, Book 2)
Penguin Signet Eclipse (US & CA: 1st October 2013); Hachette Headline Eternal (UK: 1st October 2013; AU: December 2013)
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The Mad Passions series is historical romance for people who don’t like historical romance – less faff and more awesome. Asylum! Laudanum! Murder! These are the elements that tempted me into adding the books to my wish-list, and they keep me reading them.
The author also excels in cool secondary characters. (Good news: Powers has his own novel, and Clare has her own novella.) I wonder if Lady in Red would’ve had the same effect if it was the woman nursing the battered and addicted man back to health and strength, to aid his revenge…