STORY: With her husband’s dying words, “My marchioness has it,” the Marchioness of Huntingdon is thrown into a nightmare of intrigue and danger. But even those who are holding her brother ransom can’t force her to do the impossible—hand over a necklace she doesn’t have.
Major Samuel Bennett believes the newly widowed Lady Claire Huntingdon is a traitor. He intends to get the necklace he’s convinced she has, before sending her to the gallows. But when he meets the captivating widow, he discovers that nothing is as it seems.
Claire knows she can’t trust anyone, but she isn’t given a choice when Major Bennett arrives, demanding she give him the necklace. And it isn’t until she’s forced to put her life in his hands that she realizes it isn’t only her life she’s in danger of losing—but her heart as well.
REVIEW: This is the first book in Ransomed Jewels series, yet it was the last in order that I’ve read. I started this series from its third book and worked my way to the first. It so happens that I loved, LOVED Dark Ruby so much that I had to track down all the other books in this series. And while I’m new to this authors writing, she is probably familiar to most of you and I aim to make her familiar to me as well.
Even though this is definitely a romance, I found in it a bit of mystery and suspense with plenty of drama and passion. But what made this story awesome were the compelling characters of Claire and Samuel. They were likable and relatable and their journey to the happily ever after was powerful and entertaining.
I have a feeling that I’ve just stumbled onto an author that will be on my keeper shelf for a long time.
Melanie for b2b