A rake must reform to save his sister—and earn the love of an extraordinary lady—in the New York Times bestselling author’s paranormal Regency romance.
New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell returns to her beloved Wherlocke family and the story of a love destined to heal old wounds. . .
Lady Olympia Wherlocke has the gift of foresight. When Lady Agatha Mallam asks Olympia to locate her brother so he can rescue her from an arranged marriage, she knows exactly where to find Lord Brant Mallam, Earl of Fieldgate. What happens next is something she never envisioned. . .
Since his betrothed died, Lord Brant Mallam has drowned his sorrow with wine and women. His dissolute ways have only emboldened his calculating mother. But with the help of the enchanting Olympia, he concocts a daring plan to end his mother's devious designs for his sister. While each step in their bold scheme works to perfection, the sins of the past could unravel a growing desire that neither Olympia or Brant can control.
In Howell's fifth historical paranormal (after If He's Dangerous), the psychic Wherlockes unite to help Brent Mallam, the much-despised earl of Fieldgate, rescue his 16-year-old sister from marriage to an old lech. Lady Olympia Wherlocke offers her family's many resources and skills, and soon Brent learns that his mother heads up a child-trafficking ring and he becomes resolved to shut her down but quietly, to spare his siblings the scandal. Along the way, he and Olympia fall in love and then into bed. Olympia was raped, married, and widowed at 13; now 26, she has still never had a positive sexual experience. Brent is glad to help fix that but fears his notorious womanizing will tarnish her immaculate reputation if they're seen together. Their lovemaking is supposed to be both tender and heated, but most of the passion and humor come from their interactions outside of bed. The close family bonds and lively banter remain the best part of the series.