In the third book in the Lords of Midnight series, Elliott gives us a very prim and proper heroine and a dangerous rogue of a hero. They are getting their second chance at love, though neither know it.
Sophie Lawrance has always done what she thought best for her family. That includes not eloping with her neighbor Cam Daggett when they were both young and in love. Now years later Sophie has pretty much declared herself on the shelf and working hard to make sure her younger sister's engagement and marriage happen smoothly. She finds herself in a predicament when she is blackmailed with information about her deceased father. She will do anything to keep this from affecting her sister's engagement.
Cam chances on Sophie as she is delivering something to her blackmailer at the Wolf's Lair, a gaming den and brothel. This is the last place he ever thought to see Sophie. He's intrigued and can't stop himself from seeing her again and then helping her with her blackmailer.
Sophie acted a bit too proper for me. It was a little hard for me to relate to her in the beginning. But I liked her perseverance and her more relaxed attitude with Cam later in the story. Cam fights his attraction to Sophie through much of the story, because he thinks he is not good enough for her. He hasn't led the most moral life. But he's loyal and tough. I did enjoy his slow turn to realizing he deserved love, happiness, and Sophie. Their romance had a real enjoyable push and pull.
Definitely a nice finale to this trilogy.
ARC provided through NetGalley.