Book 3 of the Regent Street Series

Phillip’s death in a duel has forever broken the joy of the group of friends known to everyone in London as “The Regent Street Rakes”. One of them, the handsome and jovial Arthur, can’t help but feel responsible for not having prevented such an absurd tragedy. The least he can do is travel to Scotland and put the deceased’s affairs in order, especially the expropriation of some land for which payment has not been met. In this wild and beautiful land he meets Kerry McKinnon, a young and independent widow with whom he soon falls madly in love. But a terrible shadow falls over this newborn love, when Arthur discovers that Kerry is precisely the person he must leave homeless and landless.

Arthur, one of the well-known libertines of Regent Street, seemed to me to be a very good character, because he has reached me even though we have already read many arrogant and libertine protagonists – the world of romance is full of them. Despite being an accomplished skull, Julia London makes us see that she has a heart, that she suffers from the death of her friend and, furthermore, that she feels guilty for not having stopped the tragedy that has led Phillip to his grave. It was a stupid duel, he couldn’t do anything, but still he blames himself.

That state of anxiety leads him to make a decision that will change his life. Hearing from the late Phillip’s father, who seems to blame him for his death as well, that there are problems with some land and livestock in Scotland, he offers to go settle the matter, determined to at least take that weight off his shoulders. to your friend’s family. Phillip was also a loose cannon, but he must do whatever it takes to silence his conscience.Kerry McKinnon, the heroine of the story, has heard from a clergyman that we immediately dislike because he condemns her for no reason. But that is not the issue that worries her the most, but a letter from the Bank of Scotland in which she informs him that they are going to evict her from her house. Her reason: that she has a huge debt that she can’t pay.

Kerry is not a helpless young woman, but a widow who has had to deal with the unfortunate situation in which her husband, Fraser, left her. He got sick and died and now she has to deal with all the problems and she doesn’t know how to fix them. Until the death of her husband, she had not known the extreme gravity of the situation. Fraser wouldn’t tell him anything about her affairs, or who she was going with, or who she did business with, or who she owed money to… Coincidentally, one of those people she had dealings with was Phillip Rothembow, Arthur’s friend.

The truth is that you suffer with the protagonist when the order comes to leave your property. She is sunk, but even so, she is going to do everything possible to get out of the quagmire. If this girl is one thing, she is as stubborn as a good Scot. She asks her neighbor for help, but he can’t help her at all and she realizes that she is alone; no one she knows can help her pay off her huge debt. There is only one alternative left: go to the bank and try an extension, whatever it takes to avoid being seen on the street.

In this novel, both the personality of the protagonists and their personal circumstances lead them to compromised situations. First, because she has no idea that it is Arthur who has ordered the property to be vacated. Second, because he doesn’t know that she is the woman he has been fascinated by, the one who lives on the land that they are going to recover. Arthur’s attempt to stop the eviction is unsuccessful, it’s already too late and everything is underway.

There are very funny scenes in the story, which make you smile and dissipate a bit of the anguish in which Kerry finds himself. Misunderstandings are funny. And the author messes you up more when Arthur makes the decision to take the girl to England to protect her, but without saying a word to anyone about who she is.Julia London.

What has made me have a better time is the protagonist’s arduous attempt to fully immerse the girl in London society. She does not fit in between so much pomp, pretty dress and jewelry, she is a simple woman who has nothing to do with the hypocrisy of high society. Kerry doesn’t have a good time in this part of the story either, she has second thoughts, she starts to think that maybe he doesn’t really love her.

It is a well-paced novel and certainly not boring, quite the opposite. I liked the dialogues and their confrontations even more. I haven’t said it, but the first time they meet she shoots him.

The remaining libertines of Regent Street play an important role in this story, because one ends up realizing that they are not as skulls as they seem, although they do like to pretend it is. Some scene between them gets to move.

After reading this part of the saga, I don’t plan to miss the story of the remaining libertines. What am i going to do? Skull novels excite me and I like, in general, the way Julia London writes.