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- Print Length: 214 pages
- Publisher: Lyrical Press (12 April 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0120AT8DC
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #354,262 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story revolves around Viola Gates. She is known as the daughter of of the land steward for Lord Malton, Marcus Aurelius. She and Marcus were great friends when they were growing up, but when he was just 9 years old, Marcus' father sent him away, one of the reasons for that being that he wanted to keep them apart. Already at that age Viola knew she loved Marcus, and he also had feelings for her. Being too lower class for Marcus, his father knew he had to keep them apart. She rarely saw him after that, and when she did he seemed too aristocratic and very cold towards her.
Marcus' father like most people didn't know the truth of the matter, he was keeping Marcus from Viola thinking she was beneath him, when in actual fact she is his superior because she is the daughter of the Stuart King..one of a number of children born to him in secret. Viola knows the rumours that she could be related to royalty, but she never for one minute believes them to be true.
When an attack takes place on her home and her father is injured, he realises that the truth has become known to one of both parties that would want Viola dead, or forced to marry. Knowing this, he has no choice but to tell her the truth of her royal connections, and enlists Marcus' help in getting her away to safety.
There begins a fabulous story where we see how Marcus and his friends and family who rally to help, try to keep Viola safe. The one particular enemy who would want to kidnap and force her to marry him is thwarted when Marcus marries Viola. What is supposed to be a marriage of convenience is so much more for both of them if only they could admit their feelings to each other. Viola has never stopped loving Marcus, and even knowing his feelings aren't reciprocated, she is still thrilled to be married to him. Will she stay alive long enough for their marriage to become a real one, will Marcus be able to stop her enemies in their tracks.
I absolutely loved this story, Marcus was the ultimate hero, willing to put his life on the line for Viola. He was also an ardent lover and there are a few very passionate sex scenes between him and Viola which are rather more 'saucy' than your usual historical romance bedroom scenes. Don't worry, there's nothing kinky or debauched. There was a nice balance of danger in the real world, and total freedom in the bedroom where they could both forget their worries for the time being, and it made for a great read. I will definitely be reading the other books in this series and anything else that this author has written because I have just added her to my very long list of favourite authors!
I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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If you know me, I absolutely adore childhood friends to lovers stories and this is one of them that has a touch of something different and sweet. Both the hero and heroine has known each other their whole lives but there’s a secret that no one knows about, her birth is tied to the treacherous Jacobites. The only reason why Marcus was sent away in the first place because she could endanger his life, or that she’s royalty. Of course it turned the other way when she’s attacked and he takes charge to bring her to safety.
I loved that this book was packed with lots of information and action. There are lots of charters that you’ll meet along the way, some old and familiar if you’ve been catching up with the series from the beginning but also new characters waiting for their own adventure.
Marcus is definitely a true hero in every sense. He’s strong and have a heart of a protector, especially when it comes to protecting those he love. Viola was also amazing and is surprisingly level headed under stress and tension, most of the time, which was great because I wouldn’t want a dysfunctional heroine being dragged about England over the turn of events to her life.
I adore tension in romances and super love them even more between friends to lovers stories because you just can’t help but want them to just get it rolling after all those times. I thought they were great together, although it start to get repetitive (the sex scenes), I still enjoyed it.
As many of the books before this one, there’s this loose end to the story. Though Marcus and Viola’s romance ended and just beginning, the mystery over the whole series is still ongoing into the next book, with added new information of course.
Lynne Connolly is amazing and her writing just grabs you so I do recommend this story and really, any of her stories. She also does paranormal you know.
Connolly is an excellent writer!
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