STORY: When Mary Smith’s corrupt, debt-ridden brother drags her to a seedy pub to sell her virtue to the highest bidder, Alasdair Thornham leaps to the rescue. Of course the marquess is far from perfect husband material. Although he is exceedingly handsome, with a perfect, strong body, chiseled jaw, and piercing green eyes, Alasdair is also too fond of opium, preferring delirium to reality. Still, he has come to Mary’s aid, and now she intends to return the favor. She will show him that he is not evil, just troubled.
Mary was a damsel in need of a hero, but Alasdair’s plan is shortsighted. He never foresaw her desire to save him from himself. Alasdair is quite at home in his private torment, until this angel proves that a heart still beats in his broken soul. The devil may have kept her from hell, but will Mary’s good intentions lead them back to the brink—or to heaven in each other’s arms?
REVIEW: Ms. Frampton had me at ‘private torment’ of a hero! It’s those stories that delve into the psyche of a human beings that I relish the most and this was one gem of a story!
Despite many dark moments our pair goes through, I found that I welcomed lighthearted ones and the author did a wonderful balance between the two.
This story is as much sweet as heartbreaking and I highly recommend it.
Melanie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher