Helen Banks is going to die. When her twin brother gambles away their fortune, she must save his life and take his place in a duel to satisfy the honor of a man her brother couldn’t pay. Disguised as her brother, Helen faces the one man she’s admired from afar, a widower with a dark past and eyes that scorch her very soul.
Since Gareth Fairfax lost his wife, the darkness in his heart continues to grow. Lashing out at anyone who opposes him, Gareth is stunned to face a lovely young woman opposite his dueling pistol. After discovering Helen’s deception, he offers her a choice: become his mistress or her brother dies.
Their devil’s bargain turns into a slow, sweet, intoxicating seduction. With each passing hour, Helen uncovers Gareth’s secret heartbreak and yet she can’t help but fall for the man who has ruined her. With Helen in his arms, Gareth wonders if he might yet be saved. All it takes is one passionate embrace, a kiss from the depths of his soul and a night of wild abandon.
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A rather short story, but an interesting plot.
The characterisation was quite good, but I do wish authors would not always assume that the aristocracy of whom they write are so far removed from normal feelings. It irked me that he could be swayed by a friend ‘just because’
Yes it’s a HEA but then most historical romances usually are.
However I did enjoy reading it......
I really wanted to like this book . But it fell short in so many ways . I found it very predictable and with no depth of characters and very silly . Was hard to believe .
Seductive and sexy
Fast paced and exciting! The whole book occurs over a couple of days but the boy do they pack a LOT in in that time. Loved the story, the characters are believable and real in ways that touch the reader.