Readers of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Sabrina Jeffries will love Ashlyn Macnamara’s novel about a smoldering new love that is threatened by past betrayals.
Viscount Lindenhurst cannot seem to find a governess who meets his impossible standards—until Cecelia Sanford becomes the first woman to interrupt the widower’s brooding in years. Lind had returned home from the Napoleonic wars, broken in body and soul and longing for his wife’s embrace, only to find her changed. Before they could reconcile, an accident struck their son and claimed her life. Now enter Cecelia, with her soft curves and sharp tongue—a tempting distraction, it is true, but not a welcome one.
Past the usual marrying age and haunted by a scandal of her own, Cecelia soon finds herself caring for both the child and the man. The viscount is brittle and even abrupt at times, yet she cannot deny the attraction that stirs her body in his presence. Moved by the deep sense of abandonment that tortures his soul, Cecelia aches to fully awaken Lind’s heart from its rancorous slumber—if she can just keep their pasts from destroying a second chance at love.
Praise for Ashlyn Macnamara
“Ashlyn Macnamara is a born storyteller, weaving tales rich in angst, humor, and history as she treats readers to the steamier side of Regency. Her inventive prose has secured her a place on my auto-buy list, and her memorable characters have secured a place in my heart. Don’t forget to set your morning alarm, though . . . you’ll be reading far past your bedtime!”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston “Ashlyn Macnamara brings all the elegance and romance of the Regency to life.”—New York Timesbestselling author Tessa Dare
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Once again Ashlyn MacNamera has taken me on a journey through time. She has such a great way of transporting a reader to the time of Dukes, and Nobility. I loved the fact that Cecelia wasn't this perfect little woman that had fallen from grace. She shows from the very first chapter the naughty nature that she has. She is also not afraid to stand up to anyone for what she believes in. Lind is an ass, he is arrogant and so full of anger and rancor. Its so bad that he risks losing Cecelia to all that anger he holds on to. It brings that cant see the forest past the trees saying to mind.
Now I will give you a tissue warning for this book. I will be the first to tell you I ugly snot cried during quite a bit of this book. I cried not only for Cecelia and some of the things that happen with her, but also for Lind and Jeremy there is so much that happens with both of them, the hardships they have gone through and the way that Lind deals with them aren't the best, leaving Jeremy to deal with the fall out.
There is one more book at least for this series at least and personally I can't wait to read what Ashlyn has for us next.