Marlow doesn't allow herself think about those memories - if you can even call them memories. She doesn't remember anything about her life before Satin. After Satin, she learned quickly how to become a distract, how to steal, and how to make a living on the streets. You do what you must in order to survive.My Thoughts: I love this start to a new series and I can't wait to read more from it.
Just as Marlow's about to do her job, she's taken by two men. One of the men had already spoken to her that day, claiming she's the daughter of highborn parents and he was hired by her parents to track her down.
Then he leaves her with his brother - who isn't quite sure what to do with her. Dane isn't amused at being left in charge of a street urchin with no manners. Marlow isn't amused at being kept against her will, even if the food is amazing. Their strong personalities push and pull against each other until it's clear something has to change.
Lots of banter between Dane and Marlow - clever, funny, annoying. They made me giggle and smile with happiness at the end.
The moments between Marlow and the Dowenger Countess made me laugh - a lot. Perfect scenes.
The moments between Marlow and Susanna were both funny and sweet. I like how they made each other grow.
The horrors of life for those less fortunate pulled at my heartstrings. I liked how Marlow kept telling Dane about the realities of living on the streets and how it wasn't the life most people would chose. I like how he finally started listening to her after witnessing it first hand.
The horrors Marlow had to face during her time in gang made her tough, strong, and able to handle almost anything - but it's still sad she had to go through it.
Final Thoughts: Fantastic book filled with humor, friendship, and love. If you read historical romance, don't miss this book. And if you don't read historical romance, try it starting with this one. You can't go wrong.