Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Heart of a Duke #8
Source: Received for an honest review from the author
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Christi Caldwell (January 11, 2016)
- Publication Date: January 11, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01AB1EQL6
Marcus, the Viscount Wessex has carefully crafted the image of rogue and charmer for polite Society. Under that façade, however, dwells a man whose dreams were shattered almost eight years earlier by a young lady who captured his heart, pledged her love, and then left him, with nothing more than a curt note.
Eight years earlier, faced with no other choice, Mrs. Eleanor Collins, fled London and the only man she ever loved, Marcus, Viscount Wessex. She has now returned to serve as a companion for her elderly aunt with a daughter in tow. Even though they’re next door neighbors, there is little reason for her to move in the same circles as Marcus, just in case, she vows to avoid him, for he reminds her of all she lost when she left.
As their paths continue to cross, Marcus finds his desire for Eleanor just as strong, but he learned long ago she’s not to be trusted. He will offer her a place in his bed, but not anything more. Only, Eleanor has no interest in this new, roguish man. The more time they spend together, the protective wall they’ve constructed to keep the other out, begin to break. With all the betrayals and secrets between them, Marcus has to open his heart again. And Eleanor must decide if it’s ever safe to trust a rogue.
#8 in the exciting “The Heart of a Duke”series, but can be read as a stand alone. What an emotional tale, that is well written with engaging characters, emotional upheaval, a eight year old little girl, who will capture your very essence and second chances at a love so precious it bears all and remains forever.
Once again, Ms. Caldwell will have fans breathless, excited, emotional, and turning pages well into the night. I read it in one setting!
These characters are special in more ways than romance, there’s love, sacrifice, second chances, determination, an evil man, the determination of a mother’s protection of her child and the power of true love. Don’t mess with us Mama Tigers,we fight back!
An absolute delight! Fast paced, well written, powerful, compelling and emotional. Another awesome read from an amazing storyteller!
A must read for fans of great romance, passion, and justice! Strongly recommended!!
*Received for an honest review from the author*
*Cross-posted on My Book Addiction Reviews dot com*
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More