The bastard son of a nobleman, Finn Trewlove was a shameful secret raised by a stranger. As Finn came of age he had secrets, too--the clandestine nights spent with an earl’s daughter. But her promise of forever ended in betrayal.
Driven by a past that haunts her, Lady Lavinia Kent seeks redemption in London’s underworld, engaged in a daring cause inspired by the young man to whom she gave her innocence, and who then proved himself a scoundrel by abandoning her.
When their paths cross again, they can’t deny the yearning and desire that still burns. As they discover the truth behind the deceptions that tore them apart, Finn and Lavinia must fight to reclaim what they’ve lost, no matter how dangerous—because love is worth the risk….
Heath's emotionally stirring third Sin for All Seasons novel (after When a Duke Loves a Woman), set in Victorian England, captures the essence of young but enduring love. Finn Trewlove and his siblings were raised in London's underbelly by Ettie, who took in bastard children the nobility farmed out. Now employed as a horse slaughterer, 21-year-old Finn meets 15-year-old Lady Lavinia (aka Vivi) when her father demands her beloved horse, Sophie, be sacrificed after throwing Vivi to the ground. Finn rescues Sophie, and for two years, he and Vivi clandestinely meet to visit her, sharing moonlit nights in conversation and friendship. When Finn finally initiates their passionate romance, their naive and hasty plans for the future are cruelly halted by Vivi's noble family, and they don't meet again until eight years later, wounded but hoping secretly that their love will win out over circumstances and social pressures. Heath unfolds their story in two time periods, putting a new spin on the familiar romance trope of separating young lovers of different classes. This tender and intimate story will make readers' hearts sing.)
I really enjoyed this story. So heartfelt and truly worthy of every page and every tear. Thank you
Great read. Must to enjoy about this book.
Slow start but gets better
I almost stopped this book after the first 15% but kept going instead. The story got more interesting when the background information was dispensed with.