Lord Michael Sutherland, Viscount Ellersleigh, is infamous amongst the ton for his powers of seduction and his prowess as a lover. Running from his own ennui and a lover who fancies herself his future wife, Michael retreats to the country and a crumbling, haunted castle won in a game of chance... a castle occupied by an innocent and oh so tempting young woman, Miss Abbigail Barrows.
But country life proves to be anything but quiet. At a debauched house party, Michael finds himself confronted with an unfortunate quandary, marry Abbigail, an innocent, or hang for murder.
Residing at Blagdon Hall, Michael's faced with the dilemmas of seducing his new wife, who seems to be impervious to his charm, and unraveling the mystery of Blagdon Hall's resident ghost and the nefarious goings on at the neighboring estate.
Story is fine.
It wasn’t a bad read I just wouldn’t do it again. Yet it has me interested enough that I’ll read the next book.
The story was fine though longer than it needed to be. However, there were several obvious issues with editing. One thing I hated was the spelling of Abigail's name when shortened to Abby, as it would be Abbi half the time.
Otherwise, it was nice to read about Michael though it didn't explain very well his trauma at Melisandes' death so if you didn't read the first in the series, you missed how important she was to him.
Her first book in the series was a quick, decent read. However, this book is not worth the time or money; characters were not developed, plot lines were re-used from the first installment and in many instances just plain ridiculous.