This historical romance will take you back to tough times in London, England where born of nobility doesn't always come with the rights.
Malcolm North spends his nights dragging the sewers for precious articles to later sell. He likes working in the dark of a day and doesn't like people. At least he won't admit it. How he came to this profession, he doesn't know as his childhood is but a blur in his mind.
Verity Lovelace has an equally rough life above ground during the light of day. Since a child, she's taken care of her younger sister and was gifted a job as a reporter at The Londoner. An orphan needs a way to put food on the table.
Malcolm and Verity both have fathers that are Lords.
So where's the good life?
Verity is assigned an impossible task by her editor. The only way to complete the story is to find her subject in the sewers.
I love the way Malcolm and Verity meet. It's the opposite of romantic. It stinks, it's dark and dirty, and neither knows how special they are.
Verity's boss wants to get rid of her, so he makes her assignments nearly impossible. That calls for Verity to make a deal with Malcolm.
Will he agree? Will he play fair? Will he get to know her?
It's a beautiful story and I couldn't wish for a sweeter love to be played out under more dank circumstances.