The beauty known as the Winderfield Diamond hides a ruinous secret. Society's newest viscount holds the key.
Sarah Winderfield has refused every offer of marriage she has received since Nathaniel Beauclair convinced her to run away with him seven years ago, and then disappeared without a word or a trace. But now she needs a husband. She has a child to love and to protect, and the child needs a father.
She does not expect to meet Nate also on the marriage mart. Should she let him explain? Can she believe him?
Dragged back to England to feed his father's pride in family, Nate refuses to give into the man's demands that he take a wife. Those who beat and abducted him seven years ago said the only woman he will ever love would be married within the month to a husband chosen by her father.
But when he finds that Sarah is still single, he rushes to London. Surely, they can find again the promise they believed in when they were young?
Through a labyrinth of old rumours and new enemies, two long-lost lovers must decide whether or not to claim one another, and win the bright future they both desire.
Lovers Torn Apart
Soon after their secret Nate and Sarah are torn apart by her cruel controlling family. She thinks he abandoned her for money and he thinks she was married off to someone else. Until he discovers she never married again and decides he is going to do whatever it takes to win her back. His father now an Earl may foolishly try to force his hand to marry someone else, the Beast with all his dastardly schemes to get revenge may get them killed, and determined suitors may keep them apart. I felt for both Sarah and Nate and the physical and emotional struggles they went through. Poor little Elias had to suffer because of her family and because Sarah had been told she and Nate had not truly been married. There was plenty of suspense, funny, sweet, and sexy moments in this second chance romance.
A Second Chance
Nate and Sarah are separated for seven years by malicious family members; their reunion is a great surprise. Since neither is married, and those who opposed their marriage are dead, will they have a second chance at a future together? This is a well-paced beautifully written story with a lot of drama, some misunderstanding, secrets, mystery and danger. Nate and Sarah are great. They aren’t sure of each other, but are counselled and encouraged by Uncle James, the awesome Duke of Winshire. This is an emotional story; a second-chance story with a twist. I enjoyed and recommend it.
I received an ARC of this book via BookSprout. My review is voluntary.