When I think the Wright Bastards books can’t get any better, Amy Sandas proves me wrong! Beynon and Anne from Enticing The Devil will always have a special place in my heart. However, I am carving out a new spot for Max and Elle!
Max Owen is a crime lord in London’s dangerous underworld. Elle is an heiress desperately fleeing her horrible guardian, who plans on marrying her to get her dowry. Max becomes Elle’s ticket to London with some encouragement of jewels for Max. Neither expected the fiery connection they would create along the way. Elle keeps showing up needing to be rescued as Max tries his best to forget the intriguing young lady.
The two are opposites. Max has fought and clawed his way to the top of London’s seedy underworld. Max has grown up in the worse possible situation, yet he still can see beauty in the desperation that surrounds him. That was the trait that most endeared me to Max. Max has become comfortable living in the grey between the black and white lines society draws. Elle has been sheltered and pampered her entire life. When life cruelly lands her in trouble over her head, she learns with Max’s help that most of us survive in the grey areas. What I love most is how Elle learns to see the beauty in the in-between of life struggles. She witnesses stolen moments of happiness in the middle of joy and grief, contentment and loneliness, hunger and abundance, and violence and love. Max teaches Elle that genuine connection and fulfillment come in those stolen moments where the lines blur. I thought this was a beautiful and accurate statement. I also loved how Max allowed Elle the space to make her own choices in a life where she never had a voice.
The sensual connection between Max and Elle is the sexiest and steamiest yet. Max and Elle ignite the page. I loved Max’s fierce protection over Elle. The dynamic between Max and Elle was sublime. Elle stood her ground; she was no pushover.
The story moved. There are many scenes with only the couple. Still, these scenes are written so sensually and are so captivating that I couldn’t read this book fast enough while at the same time wanting to slow down so I could relish every word. Seducing The Knave is the third book in the Wright Bastards series. There are several series in this “universe,” and I have read them all. Each new book proves Amy Sandas’ ability to write striking and poignant romance. Seducing The Knave is an exquisite love story that captured my heart from the beginning. Max and Elle’s journey is one you will not want to miss!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: September 20, 2022