As the Duke of Huntford’s sister, Lady Rose Sherbourne follows the rules of well-bred society. Always chaperoned. Never engaging in unseemly behavior. Well, except for that one summer, years ago. And yet she’s never been able to forget that handsome stable master or the stolen moments they shared. She’s always wondered what might have happened if he hadn’t disappeared without a word… Now she’s about to find out.
You can never go back
Charles Holland never expected to see Lady Rose again. And yet the years haven’t lessened his devotion—or his desire—in any way. Despite their differences in class, Charles cannot stop himself from wanting to possess her. But as they uncover one intimate secret after another about her family, they realize that, this time, their love may come at a very dear price…
Charles’s breath was a caress on her neck, his words a heady elixir. And Rose had to admit… she liked it.
But this was not the Charles she’d known before-predictable, solid, and safe. As his heavy-lidded gaze drifted over her, her pulse leaped in her throat, confirming her thoughts. There was nothing safe about him.
REVIEW: For some odd reason I’ve had all of Anne Barton’s books but I’ve never read them. They’ve gotten lost in my never-ending Kindle TBR, but this book had made me realize that I’ve missed on a slew of great characters, and that’s just not right. I am now determined to read them all in order and my reviews will be coming up shortly.
Here’s the thing I loved most about this story. It’s the social stations in life that were the obstacle these two needed to overcome and for the life of me I just didn’t know if that was possible, especially because there were so many other adversities they faced.
The second thing I adored was the chemistry these two characters had. It was oozing off the pages and I actually missed them where they weren’t together.
The third thing I loved were all the secondary characters showing up, which obviously had their own stories in the previous books, and every one of them was there with a purpose [least of all reminding me on what I’ve missed by not reading their happily ever after].
If you’ve missed on this author, as I have, please get on this series. Trust me. You will fall in love with the world she creates and stories she tells.
AUTHOR BIO: Anne Barton began swiping romance novels off her mom’s bookshelf as a teenager, so when she had the chance to spend a semester in London—home to her favorite heroes—she packed her bags and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.
Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and in 2011 won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and caffeinated beverages of all kinds.