Wow! This book was a pleasant surprise. I had read the first book in this series, Duchess If You Dare, and reviewed it with three stars. I saw much potential and promise in the series. I felt that there were some character believability/plot pace issues. I am happy to report that The Lady Loves Danger was everything I expected in an intriguing, eye-catching romance!
Both Sebastian and Delilah are solid, vibrant, relatable characters. Sebastian conceals his tragic past and present occupation yet one kiss from Delilah upturns his entire world. Delilah is new to the bustling, intimidating city. She suffers a traumatic loss and is determined to right the wrong. Delilah’s reserved strength and loving nature endeared her to me, yet it was her fierce determination and bravery that stole every scene.
Sebastian and Delilah’s connection was instantaneous. The couple’s attraction was off-the-charts yet still felt warmly romantic. The sweetly sensual scenes are a highlight. The couple’s fragile, burgeoning feelings grow in tandem with their growing respect. Although Sebastian battles with fear, he allows Delilah the freedom to be herself. At times the “I want her, but I am not good enough for her” theme was redundant; however, the couple’s beautiful, passionate journey made up for the angsty moments.
The plot had intent and purpose. The secondary characters supported and encouraged the story. There was a mystery that had me guessing at times. There were some loose ends. For example, what happened to Eva? I loved Sebastian’s back story. He was tough and strong yet held this uncertainty of his value when it came to Delilah. Once Delilah’s mind is made up, she goes full throttle for what she wants. I loved that aspect of her character.
The Lady Loves Danger is the second book in The Maidens Of Mayhem. This book fulfilled its promises of an exciting, page-turning romance. I am delighted to give this fantastic book a well-earned glowing review. I look forward to the next book in the series. Anabelle Bryant has outdone herself in writing a page-turning, fast-paced, passionate romance. This book promises even more excellence to come!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: May 31, 2022