STORY: Hugh Pennington—Viscount Greysteil, Lord Justice of the Scottish Courts, hero of the Napoleonic wars—is a grieving widower with a death wish. When he receives an expected crate from the continent, he is shocked to find a nearly dead woman inside. Her identity is unknown, and the handful of American coins and the precious diamond sown into her dress only deepen the mystery.
Grace Ware is an enemy to the English crown. Her father, an Irish military commander of Napoleon’s defeated army. Her mother, an exiled Scottish Jacobite. When Grace took shelter in a warehouse, running from her father’s murderers through the harbor alleyways of Antwerp, she never anticipated bad luck to deposit her at the home of an aristocrat in the Scottish Borders. Baronsford is the last place she could expect to find safety, and Grace feigns a loss of memory to buy herself time while she recovers.
Hugh is taken by her beauty, passion, and courage to challenge his beliefs and open his mind. Grace finds in him a wounded man of honor, proud but compassionate. When their duel of wits quickly turns to passion and romance, Grace’s fears begin to dissolve…until danger follows her to the very doors of Baronsford. For, unknown to either of them, Grace has in her possession a secret that will wreak havoc within the British government. Friend and foe are indistinguishable as lethal forces converge to tear the two lovers apart or destroy them both.
REVIEW: If you’ve read the book blurb above, the only thing left for me to say is the reason why you need to read it, or not.
Let me say right away that I highly recommend you get it because it is fast paced and filled with action, but the main reason you’ll like this story are its complex characters. Both are very well developed and both are very likable. Both had a lot in common, but it’s their differences I enjoyed reading about.
I also appreciated the smart and intriguing plot which literally had me glued to the pages.
I believe that this story checked a lot of boxes for me, from sweet and sensual romance to mystery plot, I enjoyed all of it.
Melanie for b2b
Gift copy provided by the publisher