Lady Susanna Derring has always been under her mother's thumb and she is sick of it. She meets Lady Winthorpe in a ladies' retiring room at a garden party. Lady Winthorpe hints that her mother has a lost love that she met at Vauxhall Gardens. Now Susanna wants to go to Vauxhall Gardens in an attempt to connect with her mother.
Gideon Harrow is a thief. He is attempting one last con against an old partner when he meets Susanna. She blackmails him into taking her to Vauxhall. As their adventure takes them into the London underworld, she finds that Gideon isn't what he first appeared to be and she is falling in love with him.
This is the second in a series and I loved it just as much as the first. Susanna has spirit and is not the wilting Ton debutant. I also liked the secondary love story of Susanna's mother. Gideon is a swoon-worthy hero. The HEA resolution is great. And, the dog is an important part.
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