Rating 4/5 stars
Pub. Dat April 8 2013
In this emotional and powerfully erotic tale of love and redemption, a tender vicar’s daughter and a tortured war hero discover that sin may be their only salvation.
When Mary Smith’s corrupt, debt-ridden brother drags her to a seedy pub to sell her virtue to the highest bidder, Alasdair Thornham leaps to the rescue. Of course the marquess is far from perfect husband material. Although he is exceedingly handsome, with a perfect, strong body, chiseled jaw, and piercing green eyes, Alasdair is also too fond of opium, preferring delirium to reality. Still, he has come to Mary’s aid, and now she intends to return the favor. She will show him that he is not evil, just troubled.
Mary was a damsel in need of a hero, but Alasdair’s plan is shortsighted. He never foresaw her desire to save him from himself. Alasdair is quite at home in his private torment, until this angel proves that a heart still beats in his broken soul. The devil may have kept her from hell, but will Mary’s good intentions lead them back to the brink—or to heaven in each other’s arms?
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, The Notorious Lady Anne, and The Baron.
I liked the book. I liked their world,the bubble they had created when they weren't in London. I liked how they fought together against everyone, her brother and his cousin. Against their worst self. Each trying to help or save the other. They tried to overcome the obstacles. There wasn't a part of the plot I found boring, which was a relief. Both were doing everything possible make it better for the other forgetting their own needs which, for me, is always a great plus in any book I read. It was a very good way to spend my evening though I felt as if there was a story before this one, the story of Mary's friend (Amelia is her name if I am not wrong).
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