Sparks fly when a runaway heiress bargains with a devilish rogue to escape a marriage of convenience.
No one would guess that beneath Violet Crenshaw’s ladylike demeanor lies the heart of a rebel. American heiresses looking to secure English lords must be on their best behavior, but Violet has other plans. She intends to flee London and the marriage her parents have arranged to become a published author–if only the wickedly handsome earl who inspired her most outrageously sinful character didn’t insist on coming with her.
Christian Halston, Earl of Leigh, has a scheme of his own: escort the surprisingly spirited dollar princess north and use every delicious moment in close quarters to convince Violet to marry him. Christian needs an heiress to rebuild his Scottish estate but the more time he spends with Violet, the more he realizes what he really needs is her–by his side, near his heart, in his bed.
Though Christian’s burning glances offer unholy temptation, Violet has no intention of surrendering herself or her newfound freedom in a permanent deal with the devil. It’s going to take more than pretty words to prove this fortune hunter’s love is true…
Violet is the daughter of a wealthy American businessman and as such has many people clamouring to marry her, but her opinions don’t always matter. Christian likes Violet a lot more than he should and although her wealth is a draw, it’s Violet who is the real prize
I loved Violet, she is always herself and is determined to do what she needs to to make her happy, including writing a manuscript and running away from her parents. She has been trapped in her life in London and dreams of freedom, especially when informed of the person she is supposed to marry. She is a strong and independent woman who knows her own mind and who won’t be forced to do something she doesn’t want to. Her relationship with Christian is at times strange but I think that really worked for her as a character as it allowed me to better see inside her head and understand her more which made me love her even more
I totally adored Christian, he is at times haunted by his past which drives him to do things differently, he has a certain reputation but people don’t see beyond the surface that he chooses to portray and the more complex character he hides. Christian is determined to get his own way, but he is also not so set in his ways that his mind can’t be changed and the more he gets to know Violet, the more intrigued by her he is. Christian is pulled all over the place by his emotions and seeing his turmoil made him feel so much more relatable and real. He wormed his way into my heart and I so quickly came to love him
This book caught my attention right from the start and I was so pulled in that I really didn’t want to stop reading. Christian and Violets world felt so real to me and the turmoil and drama that they faced pulled me in deeper and deeper. It also kept me on my toes, just when I thought I knew everything a twist would happen which would add to the intrigue of their word and had me so emotionally invested in the outcome of their relationship
I’m sure you have realised that I totally loved this book so it won’t come as a surprise to read that I would recommend it to so many people but especially those who enjoy a historical romance with a brilliant heroine and a tortured hero who will capture your heart
AM 🐾 x
About the Author
Harper St. George was raised in rural Alabama and along the tranquil coast of northwest Florida. It was a setting filled with stories of the old days that instilled in her a love of history, romance, and adventure. By high school, she had discovered the historical romance novel which combined all of those elements into one perfect package. She has been hooked ever since.
She lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and two children. When not writing, she can be found devouring her husband’s amazing cooking and reading. She would love to hear from you. Please visit her website at www.harperstgeorge.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads.