Sunday, November 26, 2017
Moriah Densley’s THE KING OF THREADNEEDLE STREET – Brilliant Victorian romance!
This is book 2 in the Rougement series and it’s a good one. Set in 1870-73, this is the story of Andrew Tilmore, Lord Preston, dubbed “The King of Threadneedle Street” for his prowess at making money. He’s clever and mentally adroit… and determined to have the girl he has loved since his youth. But Alysia Villier, illegitimate daughter of Andrew’s father’s mistress, is not his family’s choice.
Alysia understands his family’s rejection of her and respects their wishes, but Andrew cares not. He means to have her as his wife and shows up wherever she is, determined to protect his interests. His clever power plays designed to make her his kept me entertained. And, since Alysia can’t resist him, there are lots of steamy scenes.
A well-written story of a push me-pull me romance wherein Andrew gets what he wants. I loved the characters and the back and forth. There’s not much history or politics in this one, or glimpses into everyday Victorian life, but I enjoyed the well-researched look into the financial dealings of Victorian London. And there is lots of gossip to savor.
I do recommend reading A Song for Sophia, book 1, before this one as many characters from that story show up midway through this one and, without descriptions, you might be left wondering who they are.