Complete with the signature charm, “delectably witty dialogue…and scorching sexual chemistry” (Booklist) she is known for, New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is back with the fourth romance in the Sinful Suitors series!
When Niall Lindsey, the Earl of Margrave, is forced to flee after killing a man in a duel, he expects his secret love, Brilliana Trevor, to go with him, or at the very least wait for him. To his shock, she does neither and sends him off with no promise for the future. Seven years and one pardon later, Niall returns to England disillusioned and cynical. And being blackmailed by the government into working with his former love to help catch a counterfeiter connected to her father doesn’t improve his mood any. But as his role as Brilliana’s fake fiancé brings his long-buried feelings to the surface once again, he wonders who is more dangerous—the counterfeiter or the woman rapidly stealing his heart.
Forced to marry another man after Niall was exiled, the now widowed Brilliana wants nothing to do with the reckless rogue who she believes abandoned her to a dreary, loveless life. So having to rely on him to save her father is the last thing she wants, much less trusts him with....But as their scheme strips away the lies and secrets of their shared past, can she let go of the old hurt and put her pride aside? Or will the pleasures of their renewed passion finally enable them both to rediscover love?
I loved it!
The books begins with Nial desperately asking his love Brilliana elope with him, not in England but abroad as he has to flee the country as quick as possible as he had killed a man in a duel. He could not explain why he did it, only that he had his reasons. She declined to go and looked after her mother instead.
Years have past and Nial is now the Earl of Margrave and has returned, and Brilliana is a widow with a young son. They have no intention of picking up where they had left off, they can hardly bare to speak to each other, but they are forced together (by the Home Office) to determine if her father has been involved in some shady dealings, and a fake engagement would be an ideal way for them to get access to his home.
Nial and Brilliana needed to talk, they had a lot to discuss, they just took a long time getting to it. They were great characters, when they finally stopped being angry and snapping at each other they made a great couple. But what was Brilliana's father up too? There's also danger and a mystery they have to solve.
A marvellous read, plenty of passion with added suspense and intrigue. As always Ms. Sabrina Jeffries shows us she is a master of romance, I loved this story, I can't wait for more.