He's a well-to-do gentleman. She's a destitute orphan.
It certainly could not work. Or could it?
Upon coming of age, orphan Charlotte Sutterfield has left the safety of the convent.
She did not know earning the position of governess would be so difficult.
Especially when her new employer tries to assault her!
To make matters worse, the only gentleman who can prove her innocence is the arrogant and rich…
Mr. John Huntley
John finds this low-born woman intriguing
But instead of defending her, he turns his back on her.
Charlotte is forced to leave…
Alone once more, she must fend for herself on a journey to London to find factory work and shelter.
But… it is no ordinary journey.
It is the infamous and dangerous Portsmouth to London Road, where robbery and highwaymen rule.
And in the thick of danger, Huntley tries to right the wrong he did to her and denies his growing desire and a path he cannot turn back from.
Will her life forever be in danger? Or can she learn to trust Huntley?
Will she ever have a proper home, a proper life, and a proper love?
I adored their heroine in this book. She had grit. The love story was romantic. Clean read. Good HEA too!
so much unrealized potential
The plot held my interest, for the most part, save when I was distracted by poor syntax, sentence structure and punctuation use (a mix of American & British formats and huh?) and inconsistencies in the story line.
Does the author use beta readers, copy editors or spell-check? Does she make an outline, flow chart or whatever writers use to keep the story straight?
So many possibilities, so much potential. <sigh>
The Ragged Maid
Very poorly written,many grammar and editing errors. Stopped reading after about five or six chapters. Maybe that’s what to expect with free book.