Book Review: The Lady Loves Danger by Anabelle Bryant

About the Book:

Title: The Lady Loves Danger

Author: Anabelle Bryant

Series: The Maidens of Mayhem

Page Length: 320

Publication Date: May 31, 2022

Publisher: Kensington

Synopsis: The society of daring women known as the Maidens of Mayhem dedicate their lives to protecting London’s most vulnerable citizens from injustice. Daring and discreet, their missions lead them to people and places they least expect, often putting their lives—and their hearts—in peril…

Lady Delilah Ashbrook is tirelessly searching the streets of London for a boy who vanished while under her care. Suspecting the child was abducted to be sold, Delilah hopes the Maidens can help find him before it’s too late. But Delilah’s mission brings her into the crosshairs of a mysterious man who is also looking for the boy. Sebastian St. Allen certainly cuts a dashing figure. But is he hoping to save the child—or harm him?

Sebastian has his own reasons for protecting the less fortunate. He has a gift for seamlessly navigating both London’s darkest corners and its most elite circles. But nothing prepared him for Delilah, whose delicate beauty belies an independence and sensuality he finds irresistible. Sebastian knows they can help each other, if only she’ll let her guard down. And, as they become entrenched in danger, they realize how strong their ties have grown—and how much they need one another.

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My Review:

The Lady Loves Danger follows Lady Delilah Ashbrook, a woman trying to find a young boy who was kidnapped while in her care. When Delilah crosses paths with Sebastian St. Allen, an agent for the crown, they team up and work together to find the missing boy. Suspecting the boy was abducted to be sold, Delilah unfolds an child trafficking operation that is bigger and more sinister than she imagined.

Sebastian dedicates his life to helping people in dangerous and precarious situations, so when Delilah tells him of her maid’s missing son, Sebastian readily offers his assistance. As the two become entrenched in the mystery, they must also face their ever-growing feelings for each other.

Delilah and Sebastian are well-developed characters, and their opposites-attract romance is filled with witty banter and sexual tension. Both are selfless and brave, and they make a really good team. Their romantic relationship builds gradually as they work together, yet their connection is strong from their first meeting. I love that Sebastian doesn’t dissuade Delilah from doing what she wants. Instead, he encourages her and even teaches her self-defense, which is one of my favorite scenes in the book. They definitely bring out the best in each other, and their romance is the highlight of the story.

The Maidens of Mayhem are a secret society of women who protect those in need and fight injustice. They are fierce, intelligent, and skilled women, and their actions are similar to Sebastian’s. They all have similar goals in righting the wrongs of those less fortunate. The story just touches on the surface of this intriguing group, and I wish there were more of them in the story. I thought they would have more of a role in exposing and capturing the child traffickers. Hopefully, their skills and actions will be highlighted more in the next book.

An intriguing story with action, adventure, mystery, and romance, The Lady Loves Danger is a fun addition to the series. I do wish some of the characters were fleshed out a bit more, especially The Maidens of Mayhem, but overall I enjoyed the book.

Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with a copy of the book. All thoughts are my own.


Favorite Parts:

  • The romance.
  • The mystery.

Favorite Line:

Much the way water erodes stone, he used his pain to forge him into a better man. The best revenge was knowing he’d risen above where his father believed him to be.


Want to learn more about the series? Check out my review of the first book!

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