Author: Heat: Re
Genre(s): Romance Historical
Tropes: Enemies to Lovers Friends to Lovers Second Chance Forced Proximity First Love
Tags: best friends Bisexual forced proximity found family gilded age grumpy hero history of trauma Lgbtq unconventional heroine past miscarriage class differences chosen family childhood friends British mutual pining prickly heroine Queer reunion romance
Once upon a time a boy from a noble family fell in love with a girl from the gutter. It went as badly as you'd expect.
Seventeen years later, Susan Lazarus is a renowned detective, and Templeton Lane is a jewel thief. She's tried to arrest him, and she's tried to shoot him. They've never tried to talk.
Then Templeton is accused of a vicious double murder. Now there's a manhunt out for him, the ports are watched, and even his best friends have turned their backs. If he can't clear his name, he'll hang.
There's only one person in England who might help Templeton now...assuming she doesn't want to kill him herself.