Call her a romantic--or a fool, Lady Monique Cathdon is determined to marry for love. After watching her parents tolerate an arranged betrothal, life seems too short to be wasted on keeping up appearances. After all, what's the point of having a heart if one refuses to follow it?
With a smile the devil himself might be proud of, James Stanton is not what her mother would call a matrimonial prospect. Still, there's something about the young man that sends Lady Monique's heart thumping around her chest, and silences her voice of reason.
Unfortunately for Lady Monique, the stakes are high, and young ladies of the ton make for very poor gamblers. Especially when James Stanton is on the hunt for revenge, and won't let an innocent woman--or his own passionate desires--get in the way of righting past wrongs.
5 out of 5
This story kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I felt so bad for poor Lucy having to deal with the stress of her brother being on death’s door and having to keep it a secret. Chalifour is a wonderful character, but for him, everything is always black and white, there are no shades of grey. Watching his character develop was one of the delights about this book. From the minute we find out how very staunch his views are on honesty, it goes without saying that the reader will be very nervous about what Lucy is doing. You can see how wonderfully they get on for the most part, but dread the fall out if and when Chalifour discovers what is going on. If you love a romance with some exciting intrigue then this book will be perfect for you. I am going to definitely read the next books in the series..
5 of 5 stars
I enjoyed it tremendously. The writer used action, intrigue and so many emotions to get her story to come across as she did
4.5 out of 5 stars
The characters were realistic and they were very apt in their setting. I loved Monique with her strength and passion. James wasn't upto my liking at the start but he kind of grew on me. The period setting was very well done. The author had done a very good job of integrating the right period authenticity into the story.
The romance aspect wasn't steamy and it went well with the plot. The plot was well thought out and I never lost interest in the tale at any point. I am looking forward to reading her other works too.
5 of 5 stars
The main characters were of opposite upbringings and temperaments, but they really complemented each other well. I liked how their romance unfolded. It didn't feel rushed at all.