Reuniting all of the Ryland brothers again, this new enstallment in the 'brother' series is the best to date!
Wynthrope Ryland: dashingly handsome, witty, self-assured, and cocky, is a man who also leads a double life. The aristocratic dandy by day, and the heartless thief by night, not even his beloved brother's know of his mysterious past.
One day while coming out of a shop, Wynthrope catches a glimpse of Moira Tyndale, a lovely, if very private lady. The two exchange eye contact and something unbelievable happens to Wynthrope. He falls in love (although he is unaware of this fact at the time).
He begins to pursue Moira, but the lady is also hiding her own secrets. Unfortunately, Wynthrope's past returns to haunt him, and he must complete one last theft before finally set free of his old life. He must steal a beautiful tiara that belongs to none other than the beautiful Moira Tyndale herself. The tiara is a precious gift from her late husband, Tony. But as the time draws near to pilfer the item, Wynthrope learns that he does have a heart after all...
Moira cannot believe that she has finally trusted a man into her life again, especially because of secrets that could ruin her position in society. Yet she is unexplainably drawn to Wynthrope, even as she begins to see a side of him that he hasn't shown anyone else. Unfortunately, all of their efforts towards a relationship goes by the wayside when she catches him stealing from her, and realizes that she was right to have her suspicions. However, her heart is the one that needs convincing.
Wonderful inner-dialogue, great secondary characters, and a hero that is very believeably conflicted yet passionate. Kathryn Smith has outdone herself once again. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!