Fortune Favors the Wicked by Theresa Romain
Benedict Frost earned the respect of every man on board ship as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy and the adoration of the women in every port. The silver-tongued libertine can hardly stomach the boredom when an injury ends his navel career. Especially after everyone and everything he experienced. So it is a very good thing when a new adventure falls into his lap.
Charlotte Perry is a courtesan who seizes the chance to build a new life for herself when she learns the Royal Mint is offering a reward for finding a cache of stolen gold coins. She soon realizes her tenacity is matched only by Benedict’s as the treasure hunt begins. She also learns that sometimes adversaries can make the best allies. When the search for the treasure becomes a discovery of pleasure they will both have to decide if the lives they envisioned can be sacrificed for a love they never dreamed of or have known.
This is a wonderful story that is full of fun characters that pull the reader into the story and keeps them in until the very end. It will also have readers eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. This is great book to start a new series with. It takes the reader back in time and brings that time period to life as the reader gets more and more into the story. It will be interesting to see where the series goes and getting to know more interesting characters in the series.
I give this one 5 red roses