Read Night of the Scoundrel

Read Night of the Scoundrel (The Devils of Dover, #3.5) by Kelly Bowen

Ruthless. Dangerous. Known simply as King. No one knows his true name or where he came from. And when he learns that the man who betrayed him has returned to London, King has only one goal: vengeance. But first, he must seek out an unlikely ally to aide him in his pursuit…

Adeline Archambault is as mysterious as she is beautiful. Exiled after the French Revolution, she’s determined to reclaim her birthright and deliver the justice that is owed her. King’s offer to help her, in exchange for her assistance, is a bargain she can’t refuse. But will this deal with a devil lead to a future she never dared hope for?

Wish this had a better title 🤷‍♀️ King is not a scoundrel, he’s more of a kingpin. Scoundrel underplays the smuggling empire he runs and criminal nature of his work.

The cover’s pretty, but I wish it matched the story better. She’s described as having black hair and olive skin, he with short red-gold hair. She wore a rad-sounding silver dress, not red iirc. I feel like he should look much more cold and detached — and they’re equals, I would rather the pose matched them better. It would have been cool to show her in her black menswear with her sword as she first appears.

I was bummed King only got a novella after seeing him in so many books. But it was a pretty good novella. She seemed like a good match for him even if the length forced it into instalove. He needed to be with someone else in the underworld of society.

At first it seemed like she was a Catwoman, but she’s more of a Batman.

The reason behind her theft was kind of confusing. I didn’t get how it would accomplish her goal.

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