STORY: After Waterloo, Eli Dawes, Earl of Rivers, was presumed dead—and would have happily stayed that way. He’s no longer the reckless young man he once was, and only half as pretty. All he wants is to hide his scars away in his country home. But when he returns home and tries to sneak into his old bedroom in the middle of the night, he’s shocked to find someone already there.
Rose Hayward remembers Eli as an arrogant rake who helped her late fiancé betray her. Finding him stealing into the house currently rented by Haverhall School for Young Ladies doesn’t correct her impression. Her only thought is to get him to leave immediately. Yet the tension between them is electric, and her painter’s eye can’t help but admire him, scars and all. He might be back from the dead, but now Rose will do anything to make him feel truly alive.
REVIEW: Kelly Bowen continues her Devils of Dover series with the second story of Eli and Rose, a couple who gets a second chance for happily ever after.
Ms. Bowen continues to impress me with complex characters and wonderful prose. The main protagonists are portrayed with many flaws and keep surprising me with their humanity and humor.
This story is heartwarming and at times heartbreaking, making the road to happily ever after that much satisfying.
The narration ofis superb!
Melanie for b2b
Gift ARC provided by the publisher