Happiness was always too much for Lady Amelia to hope for.
Now all she expects is to secure her future and marry Charles, Duke of Castleberry, as arranged. But Amelia has a dangerous secret that could not only destroy her in Charles's eyes and the eyes of society, but could also very well condemn her to Bedlam.
Baron Endsleigh, Amelia’s oldest friend, has other ideas. Ender has loved Amelia all his life. He knows her secrets, and they don’t frighten him. He plans to come between Amelia and Charles in any way he can to prevent the marriage and finally claim Amelia for his own. Though her father forbade the match years ago, Ender is determined to have her as his wife and nothing can stop him. Not even a duke as powerful as Castleberry.
That duke has hated Baron Endsleigh and wanted Amelia for, what seems to him, forever. Charles will stop at nothing to make her his, and his alone, even if that means destroying the one thing he knows she loves most in this world—Endsleigh.
Will Amelia be able to choose when one man speaks to her head and the other her heart?
None of them will find happiness until they all three learn to embrace absolute surrender
I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book since I read the first book, The Rake and the Recluse, and I fell in love with both Ms. LeBlanc’s writing skills and her beautiful illustrations. I absolutely adore the illustrated romance, because it’s clear that a lot of care, talent and artistry goes into both the pictures and the story.
This is a great book, it made me smile, sigh, and even turned me on at times. So I can definitely say that I was fully engaged with the book, even to the state of being a bit ornery when I was interrupted as I read.
Amelia, Hugh and Charles are all beautifully three dimensional, and are easily characters I can love. I really enjoyed the dynamic between them, it’s like together they form a perfect trio. I really felt like these two men together completed and grounded Amelia like no others could.
I highly recommend this story for the beautiful and tastefully done pictures that enhance a well written and wonderfully executed love story, which has its own flair and uniqueness.
I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.