I should have known after reading the prologue of this book that I wasn't going to like it; but the reviews were good and I decided to give it a try. Wrong. The hero is simple, mean towards innocent ones like his sister and way too cinic. True that he has his reasons to be frustrated, buried alive at age fifteen to be later(after his "resurrection")rejected by his own mother and society.
The stars are for Devona and her family for lighting up this dark plot, which is, by the way, ridiculuous. First, Devona goes after Lord Tipton, the outcasted hero, to ask him to help her childhood friend, who is in prisson; For Lord Tipton is a surgeon and has a reputation of resurrecting the dead. Devona is afraid her good friend might be exposed to death.
Second, Lord Tipton agrees to help, but with another kind of deal: he will help her friend Doran to get out of prisson if she agrees to marry him. As a lady of society, Devona should help him to be welcome back to it.
Before their marriage, someone tries to kill Devona or at least hurt her in many ocassions. Sadly, that person is close to her and turns out to be an evil person, who kills people in front of her, puts her in danger and even more darker details towards the very end.
Neither a relaxing book nor a good suspense, but more exactly a horror story. If you like this kind of book, go ahead you are going to enjoy it. However, if by looking at the cover picture, you are expecting a beautiful regency romance, TURN YOUR BACK!