The Marauder’s Mistress is the second book in the Wanton Wastrels series by Tabetha Waite. This book took hold of my heart and didn’t let go! Devin Blackmore returns to England after five years in a penal colony for being framed in a theft. Constance Freewater is returning to London, where she spent many years as the renowned courtesan Madame Corressa. These two broken souls meet, and sparks fly, but the couple must face danger around every corner and ghosts from their pasts to get their happily ever after.
My heart broke for Devon. He has been through unimaginable terrors. Constance wants to be free from her past. The couple is combustible together. I adored that Constance is forty and Devin is younger. Devin and Constance’s journey had me crying one moment and smiling the next. The passionate connection the couple had was electric.
This plot moved quickly and kept me turning the page. This book is fiery. However, Devin can be so sweetly romantic towards Constance at times. The secondary characters were vivid, and the antagonists were wretched and gave the book dimension!
I have read several short stories by Tabetha Waite and loved them. This is my first novel, and I love her writing style, creative imagination, and descriptive storytelling. Devon and Constance’s romance was spicy, powerful, and unforgettable!
I voluntarily read and reviewed a gifted copy of this book through BookSirens. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Publication Date: February 14, 2022