I felt sory for the female character in this book. She had just lost her lover and was under the impression she would be looked after until he died and left her with nothing. However she soon came across his friend who was there to fill the needs she so desperately wanted. This book was hot and steamy and there were moments when i really felt for both characters who had skeletons in their closet that needed to be aired. I felt the story came about nicely with the correct outcome at the end.
The second book in this series, and it just keeps getting better, I absolutely loved Mariah and John. Mariah had been the Mistress to John's best friend, but how he had adored her and wished she was his, all the while never revealing his feelings for her. However when his friend dies and Mariah is left near destitute she has no alternative but to seek the help of her best friend Vivien in finding a new and suitable protector, but John has other idea's. He makes his advances, that soon turn to a very heated encounter. When Mariah asks if he will be her new protector, to her astonishment he says he cannot. However he cannot bare the thought of her being with another, and he persuades her to have a short affair while she is looking for another man, thinking he will get her out of his system, she agrees thinking along similar lines. John gets a visit from his estranged father, and his life is thrown into turmoil and along with it Mariah's is thrown into danger, as his wicked father tries to manipulate John to do his bidding. Such an exciting story, had some very erotic scenes, and I can't wait to start the next book.