Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas (1994)
Description: A prim, well-bred gentlewoman, Sara Fielding is a writer who puts pen to paper to create dreams. But now curiosity is luring her from the shelter of her country cottage into the dangerous world of Derek Craven - handsome, tough, and tenacious - and the most exciting an Sara has ever met.
Derek rose from poverty to become he wealthy lord of London's most exclusive gambling house. And now duty demands that he allow Sara Fielding to enter his perilous realm of ever-shifting fortunes - with her impeccable manners and her infuriating innocence. But there is a hidden strength and sensuality to the lady that captivates him beyond his better judgment. And in this world, where danger lurks behind every shadow, even a proper "mouse" can be transformed into a breathtaking enchantress - and a cynical gambler can be shaken to his core by the power of passion and the promise of love.
Review: Sara and Derek come from very different worlds. One chance encounter will connect them forever. Even though Sara is from the country and well-bred she has a wild side. That is where Derek comes in to play. He is the one person who can fulfill all of her dangerous fantasies. It was most interesting to see this very bad boy fall for the very proper country maid. The love they felt for each other came off every page. Another great page turner.
Score: 4 out of 5