Beatrice Corning, the niece of the present earl, is a proper English miss. But she has a secret: No real man has ever excited her more than the handsome youth in the portrait in her uncle's home. Suddenly, that very man is here, in the flesh-and luring her into his bed.
Only Beatrice can see past Reynaud's savagery to the noble man inside. For his part, Reynaud is drawn to this lovely lady, even as he is suspicious of her loyalty to her uncle. But can Beatrice's love tame a man who will stop at nothing to regain his title-even if it means sacrificing her innocence?
When a wild looking man staggers into Beatrice’s boring political tea party, then collapses at her feet, it sets her life into a tailspin. Could this savage, dangerous, and hateful stranger be the same man whose portrait she’d mooned over for years?
At the age of twenty-four, Beatrice has given up hope of finding the one man in London Society who can love her for herself, see the woman she is inside, and who will love her as passionately as she desires to be loved.
Reynaud St. Aubyn, Viscount Hope, returns to his London home a shattered, war-ravaged, and hardened man. He wants only one thing, to regain his home and his title; and that doesn’t include pleasing London society or the interfering Beatrice Corning.
What an infuriating and totally desirable hero Elizabeth Hoyt has created in Reynaud St. Aubyn. I must confess that alpha males are my favorites, and Reynaud did not disappoint. He’s a tortured soul that draws Beatrice like a moth to the flame. A spirited heroine, she may be, but no match for Reynaud when he determines that she belongs to him.
A Favorite Quote:
“You asked me if I loved you, I do. I love you more than life itself. Nothing matters in this world but that you live. Can you do that for me? Can you live?”
Thands to Hatchett Books for providing me with a copy of this book for review!