A powerfully sensuous novel that is reminiscent of the early work of Stephanie Laurens. This astonishing full-length debut was won at auction, where we beat out three other houses.
The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London's most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to taming her. Flying in the face of society, he decides to make her his bride; then, she vanishes, seemingly into thin air.
Dire circumstances have forced Verity Ashton to barter her innocence and change her name for the sake of her family. But Kylemore destroys her plans for a respectable life when he discovers her safe haven. He kidnaps her, sweeping her away to his hunting lodge in Scotland, where he vows to bend her to his will.
There he seduces her anew. Verity spends night after night with him in his bed . . . and though she still dreams of escape and independence, she knows she can never flee the unexpected, unwelcome love for the proud, powerful lover who claims her both body and soul.
A Fabulous Tale
This book was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. The fact that it was set in Scotland added to its allure 😀 The love story kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. So pleased Justin and Verity had their happy ever after.
Rape, kidnapping & brain washing is not romance or love
This book should be banned from sale, it is not ok to kidnap someone, repeatedly force rape whilst in imprisoned & assert brutal control until submission, this is not romance or love it's criminal assault in all the worst ways, books like these increase the assaults children & females endure because it presents it as OK, as mere entertainment, even as "romantic", as if true forgiveness & healing from forced violation & assault is as easy as breaking someone! The author should be deeply ashamed of perpetuating these crimes & this book should be removed from sale
5 Star Read
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Thank you, Anna.