Everything has a price . . .
Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything—or anyone—is his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife—and from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he’s determined to have her. But the beautiful and quick-witted Cassandra is equally determined to marry for love—the one thing he can’t give.
Everything except her . . .
Severin is the most compelling and attractive man Cassandra has ever met, even if his heart is frozen. But she has no interest in living in the fast-paced world of a ruthless man who always plays to win.
When a newfound enemy nearly destroys Cassandra’s reputation, Severin seizes the opportunity he’s been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants—or does he? There’s one lesson Tom Severin has yet to learn from his new bride:
Never underestimate a Ravenel.
The chase for Cassandra’s hand may be over. But the chase for her heart has only just begun . . .
Opposites attract in spectacular fashion in the sixth Victorian-era Romance inbestseller Kleypas's Ravenel series (after Devil's Daughter), which pairs a true romantic with a cynical intellectual. Lady Cassandra Ravenel has turned down many proposals, holding out for real feeling. That doesn't stop railway magnate Tom Severin from asking for her hand within moments of meeting her. Though she ignores his proposal, the shrewd businessman fancies her from just a glance and sees winning her as a thrilling challenge. His pursuit leads the pair to grow close. But when Tom starts to feel more than lust, he abruptly ends their budding friendship to avoid the liability he feels his emotions pose on his cold, calculated life, leaving a smitten Cassandra confused and hurt. They continue to run into each other, and their physical and mental attraction proves too strong to ignore. When one of Cassandra's scorned suitors slanders her reputation, Tom is determined to protect her. The plot is well-balanced, the pace steady, the characters deliciously complex, and the chemistry electric. Returning readers will also be pleased by cameos from characters from earlier installments. Kleypas fans and first timers alike will fall in love with this refreshing romance.
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Funny, delightful and very interesting. Pleasantly surprised.
What can I say but I loved this book hard! Tom is one of my top favorite hero’s ever!! He was perfectly imperfect in every way!
Cassandra is a twin & wants to marry but is afraid her time has passed. She’s also worried about her weight seeing as she gained some and ladies have noticed.
Tom is guarded with is feelings, claims he only has 5 of them, and is a ruthless businessman. When he lays his eyes on Cassandra the first time, he knows he must have her! Tom loves every curve inch that is Cassandra.
Watching these two was an absolute honor! They were perfect for each other in every way! Even though Tom tried to fight his feelings almost every step of the way. Cassandra knew Tom was capable of so much more. She also loved that Tom believed she was more than a pretty face!
This was a great ending to this series & I already plan to re-read this book! So really just READ this book! No disappoint here, only LOVE!
Always love Lisa’s stories, and enjoy getting peeks at old characters to find out how their lives have progressed after their own story