#1 New York Times bestselling author returns with another thrilling story from the Casebook of Barnaby Adair . . .
Miraculously spared from death, Malcolm Sinclair erases the notorious man he once was. Reinventing himself as Thomas Glendower, he strives to make amends for his past, yet he never imagines penance might come via a secretive lady he discovers living in his secluded manor.
Rose has a plausible explanation for why she and her children are residing in Thomas's house, but she quickly realizes he's far too intelligent to fool. Revealing the truth is impossibly dangerous, yet day by day he wins her trust, and then her heart.
But then her enemy closes in, and Rose turns to Thomas as the only man who can protect her and the children. And when she asks for his help, Thomas finally understands his true purpose, and with unwavering commitment, he seeks his redemption the only way he can—through living the reality of loving Rose.
Very typical Stephanie Laurens. This book has a good story with a twist in the end, not unpredictable but thats not why we read her books. Love how she incorporates past characters that we love and brings them back for cameos.
I was really looking forward to this book having read about the character in other novels. It's supposed to be a story of redemption but the MC starts off so good he's boring from the very beginning. Yes he has lots to atone for but it seems it was done in the previous books. In this one he just exists and stumbles upon a ready made family and love interest that was also exceptionally dull compared to other Lauren's characters. Additionally the women got to be the aggressor because of the set up, which isn't all that fun in a regency, but that's my personal taste.
All in all there wasn't much chemistry between the characters, even when they interacted and met with others from the related series. Skip this one if it's not on sale.
One of her best - redemption
This was one of my favourites in the world of Mrs Laurens. The character development is different from the usual ones, less formulaic, somehow deeper.