Lady Olympia Wherlocke has the gift of foresight. When Lady Agatha Mallam asks Olympia to locate her brother so he can rescue her from an arranged marriage, she knows exactly where to find Lord Brant Mallam, Earl of Fieldgate. What happens next is something she never envisioned…
Since his betrothed died, Lord Brant Mallam has drowned his sorrow with wine and women. His dissolute ways have only emboldened his calculating mother. But with the help of the enchanting Olympia, he concocts a daring plan to end his mother’s devious designs for his sister. While each step in their bold scheme works to perfection, the sins of the past could unravel a growing desire that neither Olympia or Brant can control…
As the 5th Wherlocke story, I’m well acquainted with the Wherelocke’s and their special abilities. It was a treat to come back to this world again. Lady Olympia Wherlocke, has the gift of foresight, she is also a widow so she has a bit more freedom in society. She is truly kind, sweet and a beautiful soul and can’t help but attempt to help Lady Agatha Mallam out of a bad situation. She sees the good in Lord Brant Mallam from the very beginning,
After dealing with the fallout of his mother’s evil plots, Lord Bryant Mallam has been drowning his sorrows and burying his head in the sand with women and booze. Even though he’s alienated most of society with his debauchery, he can’t ignore the pleas of his sister and is instantly attracted to Lady Olympia even if he attempts to fight the attraction.
Watching these two dance around each other and skate what society and the ton would find acceptable was a great treat for me. I enjoy the dance of falling in love and when they do it’s all the sweeter because they fought for their love and each other. Ms. Howell, is a favorite author of mine for a reason, and this story embodies why I love her. This is a story with love, courage, heart and just a touch of whimsy. Overall I loved this newest Wherlocke story and I can only hope that there are more crazy Wherlockes waiting in the wings for their story to be told, because I have not gotten enough of this series!
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.