STORY: He would do anything to protect her. Even marry her…
The son of a cold-hearted duke, Nicholas St. Mauer isn’t one to involve himself in society…or open his own heart to anyone. But driven by honor, the reclusive Earl of Somerton feels obliged to keep a watchful eye on Lady Emma Cavensham. She possesses a penchant for passions unbecoming a woman that finds Nick in constant peril of losing his well-structured solitude. She even dared kiss Nick once―an utterly unladylike, and delightful, lapse…
Emma can’t deny the appeal of the earl’s attention, and occasional affection, but she has no need for a man. There are worse fates than spinsterhood, as Emma knows too well. She still mourns the loss of her dear friend Lena, and is determined to prove Lena’s husband responsible for her death before he lures another innocent woman into a brutal marriage. But as Emma pursues her prey, a compromising moment upends all her plans. Now, with gossip swirling and her reputation in tatters, Nick may be the only man brave enough to join in Emma’s cause.. and fight for her heart.
REVIEW: This is the second story in The Cavensham Heiresses series and I have to say I liked this one a tad better than the first story. The reason for it is the hero. He is such a well rounded and wonderful character. My heart just went out to him.
The heroine was well written and I liked her spunk and independence, as well as the chemistry she created with the hero.
This story was a bit darker than the first and I thought that the author handled the domestic violence plot very realistically.
This is the second book for this author and I can still see and feel that she’s finding her feet as a romance writer. However, I do feel that she’s getting better with each book and one of these days her name and stories will become a must buy not just for me but for many of romance readers.
Melanie for b2b
Gift copy provided by the publisher