It's been two years since Lady Marion Tunstall lost her husband at sea. Two years of sorrow and grief. Only now has the young, comely widow finally re-entered society. It isn't until she and her family attend the merriment of a country dance that Lady Marion sees her dead husband, alive and well... and faints dead away. Lord Tristan Tunstall has no choice but to confess - he is alive, yes, but not a whole man who can be a husband and father. When he offers her a divorce, however, Marion stubbornly refuses. Now she has forced herself back into his life, and into his home and (oh, God forgive his weakness) his bed. He cannot stop himself from wanting her. Loving her. But can he live with the secret she is keeping from him?
The Baron's Betrayal
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the idea of a blind hero with baggage. The delightful, stubborn, irrepressible heroine was wonderful. Ellis, the caring sarcastic valet, made for some great comic relief. A good read I recommend to all.
"It's been two years since Lady Marion Tunstall lost her husband at sea. Two years of sorrow and grief. Only now has the young, comely widow finally re-entered society. It isn't until she and her family attend the merriment of a country dance that Lady Marion sees her dead husband, alive and well... and faints dead away."Callie Hutton
I loved this book from the beginning. It grabbed my attention and never let go. Callie Hutton has a way of dragging you in to the life of the book and puts you smack dab in the middle of what's going on. Once Marion realizes that Tristan is truly alive and well for the most part she sees no reason why together they can't live a happy life even if Tristan is blind. It takes a strong person to over look the lie for what it is and forgive the person. I loved Marion. She knew that she loved Tristan and no matter what, she would stay be his side even if the man was as stubborn as an old mule. Tristan works very hard at putting up walls to keep Marion at arms length. After a night of passion he leaves Marion in the country to be as far from her as possible. Little does Tristan know Marion will not be left out of his life and she has a surprise of her own. Will Tristan see that he can be the man Marion knows he can or will he continue hide behind his blindness.
As much as I loved the main characters Ellis, Tristan's valet and long time friend was hilarious. The banter between the two was full of barbs and well meaning advice that was not welcomed by Tristan. I loved every minute Ellis was in a scene.