A darkly romantic gothic mystery with hidden motives and forbidden love from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author:
HIS TOUCH HOLDS HER CAPTIVE
From the ravens circling its spires to the gargoyles adorning its roof, Blackberry Manor looms ominously over its rambling grounds. And behind its doors, amid the flickering shadows and secret passageways, danger lies in wait…
TO HIS EVERY DARK DESIRE
Evangeline Pemberton has been invited to a party at the sprawling estate of reclusive Gavin Lioncroft, who is rumored to have killed in cold blood. Initially, his towering presence and brusque manner instill fear… until his seductive attentions and unexpected vulnerability conquer her resistance.
But when a guest is murdered, Evangeline is torn. Could the man to whom she is so powerfully drawn, also be a ruthless killer?
Ridley's debut is an enticing marriage of Regency romance and murder mystery. Desperate to escape her abusive stepfather, Evangeline Pemberton runs to family friend Lady Stanton, whose daughter, Susan, was recently disgraced. Unable to marry a reputable man, Susan wants to snare Gavin Lioncroft, owner of gloomy Blackberry Manor and reputed murderer, and she demands Evangeline's help. When Evangeline meets Gavin, she is surprised by their mutual attraction and shocked to find that her psychic visions vanish when she touches him. After a mysterious death occurs in Blackberry Manor, Evangeline uses her gift to unearth the true culprit. Evangeline, a young yet determined heroine, is the true star of the novel as she allows herself to love while making serious plans for her future. Plenty of violence, romantic tension, and sensual love scenes will leave readers eager for the sequel.
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As always, Erica’s storytelling is charming & delightful!
Her characters are original, naturally flawed and thought provoking. This is a bit of a mysterious tale with a subtle hint of Beauty and the Beast.... you may question if there is in fact a little of both inside us all.
Too Wicked to Kiss
Evangeline, Gavin, Mrs Stanton, Susan and diabolical Pemberton. Great characters and another unusual story line!
So why three stars, when Erica is an automatic five??? I don’t know! For some reason, this is my least favorite off the many books that I have read by one of my favorite authors?? Disturbing!!
Too wicked to kiss
Excellent read - enjoyed from first page to last - delightful who done it mystery with laughter and hot sexy encounter