STORY: What happens when a marriage of convenience isn’t so convenient?
Lieutenant Colonel Benedict Draven has retired from the army and spends most of his days either consulting for the Foreign Office or whiling away the hours at his club with his former comrades-in-arms. He rarely thinks about the fiery Portuguese woman he saved from an abusive marriage by wedding her himself. It was supposed to be a marriage in name only, but even five years later and a world away, he can’t seem to forget her.
Catarina Neves never forgot what it felt like to be scared, desperate, and subject to the whims of her cruel father. Thanks to a marriage of convenience and her incredible skill as a lacemaker, she’s become an independent and wealthy woman. But when she’s once again thrust into a dangerous situation, she finds herself in London and knocking on the door of the husband she hasn’t seen since those war-torn years in Portugal. Catarina tells Benedict she wants an annulment, but when he argues against it, can she trust him enough to ask for what she really needs?
REVIEW: This is the fifth story in The Survivors series and I really looked forward to finding out Draven and Catarina’s story.
This story had so much going for it and I enjoyed the romance and the pace of the story.
If you’ve ever wondered how lace was made back then, you’ll be fascinated to learn this art that our heroine was proficient at.
If you’re looking to read a romance with a strong, able and fun heroine, this is it. And as for the hero, it took me a bit to warm up to him, but once I did, I liked him a lot.
Melanie for b2b
Gift ARC provided by the publisher