STORY: More than one beautiful woman’s hopes have been dashed on the rocky shoals of Jonathan Redmond’s heart. With his riveting good looks and Redmond wealth and power, the world is his oyster—until an ultimatum from his father and a chilling gypsy prophesy send him hurtling headlong toward a fate he’ll do anything to avoid: matrimony.
Intoxicating, elusive Thomasina de Ballesteros has the bloods of London at her feet. But none of them knows the real Tommy—the one with a shocking pedigree, a few too many secrets, and a healthy scorn for rakes like Jonathan.
She is everything Jonathan never wanted. But on one fateful midnight, he’s drawn into Tommy’s world of risk, danger…and a desire he’d never dreamed possible. And suddenly he’s re-thinking everything…including the possibility that succumbing to prophesy might just mean surrendering to love.
REVIEW: I’m way, way, waaaaaaaaaaaay behind on this series.
This is the one I was almost as looking forward as to Lyon’s story. I liked Jonathan Redmond almost as much as I detested his father.
As the youngest son of Isaiah Redmond [a Donald Trump of his own era], he is having a devil of a time convincing his father that he’s not a wastrel and that for the past couple of years he’d been successful in making some smart investments. He was hoping that his father would support his wish to join his consortium, but Isaiah has no faith in his business acumen and threatens to cut him off financially unless he marries within the year.
The heroine, Thomasina de Ballesteros or Tommy to her friends, is the daughter of a Spanish courtesan and is a co-hostess with Countess Mirabeau of the most entertaining salons in the ton. I really enjoyed her witty charm, as well as her determination to help the less fortunate.
The best part of the story are those two together. They are sharp, witty and will do anything to achieve their goals. I also loved the pace that the author gave their romance. It was one of those slow, simmering and ever building attractions that once it happened, you had a lot of satisfaction in it.
All in all, this is a wonderful addition to the series and I highly recommend this tale as well as the whole series.
Melanie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher