STORY: Gabriel Ludlow, Viscount Everhart, will never marry, and thus is sure to win the bachelors’ wager amongst his friends. Assuming, of course, that his deepest secret—a certain letter containing a marriage proposal made in a moment of passion—doesn’t surface. After all, without Calliope Croft to tempt him, there’s no danger of losing. Or of falling in love.
Calliope wants revenge. Five years ago, an anonymous love letter stole her heart and ultimately broke it. Now Casanova has struck again, and Calliope vows to unmask the scoundrel, stopping him from breaking any more hearts. Yet, time and again, Gabriel distracts her from her task, until she can no longer deny that something about him calls to her…
Gabriel was a fool to ignore the depth of his feelings for Calliope, but the threat that kept him from her five years ago remains. Now he must choose between two paths: break her heart all over again or finally succumb to loving her… at the risk of losing everything.
REVIEW: I loved Vivienne Lorret’s previous series, Wallflower Weddings, so I was happy to start this new one.
I can’t say that I didn’t like it, but I just didn’t find it as good as all the other books I’ve read from this author. I think the reason for it are the main characters and the back story baggage they both carried almost through the end of the book. On top of that, there was a wager between the hero and his friends that made sense at the start of the story, but lost its effect as the story progressed.
I also found it hard to believe that Calliope would fall in love with an invisible man who’d written her a love letter, and then finding out that the same man had written other women as well.
And even though our hero grows throughout the book, I still found him lacking.
I did find that the story was fast pacing and I also liked the secondary characters, especially hero’s friend fun and entertaining. I’m looking forward to their stories. Not bad, but could have been better.
Melanie for b2b
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