Accused of murder, actress Alissa Ashford fled London for Scotland in the drab garb of a prim governess. Her employer, Jared Braxton, was supremely masculine and imperiously attractive, with a manner that sorely tested proud Alissa’s assumed meekness. Yet despite their clashes of will, they were one in their devotion to Jared’s little girl, whose soul was wounded by her mother’s shocking death.
For the mahogany-maned beauty was not the only one with a secret within Hawkstone’s magnificent walls. Jared, too, kept his brooding counsel. Driven by the passion that burned between them, he seized on an unforeseen discovery and forced Alissa to become his wife. Still they denied the tenderness that charged their desire until they were enmeshed in a deadly intrigue that threatened all they treasured!
All over the place
All plot obstacles are neatly and quickly resolved and both people quickly fell in love by the middle of the book. So now there was nothing left to do and so we were given a convoluted jealousy story.
Moreover, I found both characters lacking and I was not invested in them. Both had a “meh” personality, to be honest. I wish I knew why the male lead was so supposedly charming because I wasn’t shown that, I was instead told over and over. The female lead was supposedly beautiful and interesting but other than her blue eyes, she wasn’t described in great detail.
The love scenes could have been hotter, had the characters more chemistry.