One harlot. One criminal. Unexpected passion. And a mistake that can cost them their lives.
“The Tender Touch of Night” is a stand-alone novel in the Belle House series.
Maude Daly, better known as ‘Ginger’ among the clients of the Belle House, is used to fine clothes and luxurious lifestyle. But what a woman wouldn’t do for love! On a mission to rescue her lover from a gambling debt, young beautiful Ginger ventures into the worst slums of Victorian London. A string of unfortunate events, and she finds herself in the den of a notorious street gang and the king of the underworld himself—Frank Handley.
Frank ‘Lucky’ Handley grew up on the streets. An orphan, a ruthless fighter, a criminal, and an unsung hero of the slums. To him, the slums are his Holy Grail, money is a commodity, and so are women. So the day Ginger falls into his arms, he decides to use her connections with her rich clients to his advantage. And, well, he wouldn’t be Frank Handley if he didn’t toy with such an elegant creature from the luxury brothel on Piccadilly.
So begins the game of cat and mouse.
But Ginger’s games are gentle and take Lucky by surprise, setting his thoughts on fire. Lucky’s games are dangerous. And there is someone in the shadows, waiting for him to make a mistake.
Twists, turns, revenge, and plenty of steamy scenes in Book 2 of the Belle House series.
WARNING: The book contains violence and scenes of an explicit nature. The Belle House is a brothel, and many characters are of the world’s oldest profession. That being said, if you have issues with any of the above, please, don’t purchase or read the book, for it’s not your cup of tea, and your anger is not mine. Thank you.
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Raised on the love for music and literary classics, Vlad Kahany has later studied philology and religion.