Series: Bow Street Runners, #3
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Pages: 383 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: January 28, 2003
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.
After finishing Lady Sophia's Lover, I was excited to read more about the infamous Nick Gentry. He's had a rough life up until his brother-in-law trained him to become a Runner. However, he's still taking unnecessary risks, and has no regard for his own life as he's haunted by his past. In Worth Any Price we go deeper into the events of Nick's history, which is dark and heart wrenching. After his time spent in a prison hulk, he hasn't let anyone get too close.
"No woman could love him...and if one ever did, she would be the greatest fool alive."
That is until his latest assignment, Lottie. Nick is sent to retrieve her after she ran away from the restricted life her parents had planned for her. However, upon their meeting, they agree on a new arrangement. Lottie is innocent, but strong willed and independent and there's no way she could survive the life her parents have laid out for her. Her best bet at happiness is to go with Nick, and have him protect her from her overbearing fiance.
Learning both of these characters' situations makes it easy to become invested in their story. Nick deserves someone to love, keep him grounded, and to take care of him, and Lottie needs someone who will let her be herself. They are a perfect match, and watching them fall in love was amazing. If you thought the chemistry between Ross and Sophia was sizzling, Nick and Lottie will set you on fire! Those two cannot keep their hands off each other, and Kleypas amazingly snuck in a shower scene! That's right, historical shower sex!
Needless to say, this was a great ending to this series. I enjoyed all of the characters, and their journeys towards love and becoming the best version of themselves. It was fun, sexy, and heart warming. I cannot get enough of Kleypas' wonderful writing, and will definitely be checking out the rest of her historical series.