'Wicked Seduction' by Lauren Smith is book Two in "The League of Rogues" series. This is the story of Horatia Sheridan and Lucien, Marquess of Rochester. I have read the previous book and feel you can make this a standalone book if you choose to do so.
Horatia has been in love with Lucien from the start...he saved her from a carriage accident. Lucien is also her brother's best friend.
Lucien is best friends with Cedric, Viscount Sheridan since they were young boys. They have a mutual enemy named Hugo Waverly who also has singled out a few other of their friends. Waverly is a awful person who is out for revenge against Lucien and his friends. So much so that they came together to start a group called, "The League of Rougues". Lucien too has feelings for Horatia but their brotherly code and his true friendship with Cedric keeps him from acting on them. In fact, Lucien has been positively mean spirited toward's Horatia to keep her and her feelings at arms length. But that all comes to a stop with Weaverly has set his sights on possibly hurting Horatia to get revenge. Now Lucien must stay in close quarters with Horatia which will make keeping his feelings from her impossible.
I love this series! Ms. Smith is one of my favorite Authors....I know I am getting a great story when I see her name!
Cedric , Viscount Sheridan THe League of Rougues