If you love unconventional heroines and misunderstood bad boys, this book is for you.
Valeria is a strong, self-sufficient widow. She lost her husband to a fever before their love could flower, and now she lives on a farm in the middle of nowhere, struggling to make ends meet. She's never known much pleasure, but she is determined to make her own way, and let nobody rule her life.
Teagan is a rogue, who has been forced to make his living at the tables after his mother's family cut them off because of her impetuous marriage to her father's Irish groom. He's outwardly beautiful, an untouchable harlequin figure who prowls around the perimeter of the ton, relieving shallow fribbles of their coins. Deep down, however, he's wounded and broken because no one has ever given him anything without expecting something in return. You will lose your heart to him, utterly. He's one of my top ten heroes, no question, up with those by Laura Kinsale and Loretta Chase.
And from their first meeting, Valeria and Teagan are beautiful together.
It's well-written, intense, and heart-wrenching. I recommend you grab this book on Kindle, download, and see for yourself.