Title: Worth Any Price

Author: Lisa Kleypas

Series: Bow Street Runners #3  (Books are stand-alone)

Genre: Historical Romance

Published: May 26th 2015 by Avon

Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★


Nick Gentry is reputed to be the most skillful lover in all England. Known for solving delicate situations, he is hired to seek out Miss Charlotte Howard. He believes his mission will be easily accomplished – but that was before he met the lady in question.

For instead of a willful female, he discovers one in desperate circumstances, hiding from a man who could destroy her very soul. So Nick shockingly offers her a very different kind of proposition – one he has never offered before.

He asks her to be his bride.

And he knows that this will be much more than a union in name only. For he senses what Charlotte does not yet know – that her appetite for sensuality matches his own. But what Nick learns surprises him. For while London’s most notorious lover might claim Charlotte’s body, he quickly discovers it will take much more than passion to win her love.


3 of 5 stars to Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas


I know the Bow Street Runners series is not for the faint-hearted but going into this book, I already felt put-off over the sex scene Nick Gentry had with a whore. This happened years before he met Charlotte but it still doesn’t change the fact that the prologue was an unpleasant one for me.

The following chapters were exceedingly better, however. I enjoyed the development of Nick and Charlotte’s relationship and I love that they are each other’s first love. But going into the last few chapters of the book, things became slow going. I lost the excitement I felt during the first half of the book hence the reason it took so long for me to finish this. Having said all this, it’s still a decent read.

 ***cover art: 3/5 stars. Better than Lady Sophia’s Lover at least.***