The Marquess of Wesley is out for blood. For a year, Lord Wesley has tried to undo the devastation his father left to Penndrake, their ancestral home, only to discover the man gambled it away right before his death. Now Wesley is being blackmailed by the new owner into marrying a woman he’s never met in order to get it back. But his intentions are less than honorable…
At one and twenty, Miss Kate Holden intends to become a governess, having sworn off all men years ago. However, her plans are halted when she receives a daunting letter from her cousin about a Lord Wesley. Ignorant of the name, and the devilish marquess that wears it all too well, she nearly ends up compromised. Refusing to fall prey to Wesley’s skillful seduction, Kate decides to turn things around on the rake. But the high-stakes game between them soon leads to her losing the last thing she expected…her heart.
I absolutely loved this book. It is exceptionally written story with some amazing characters. I quite enjoyed reading it. I think it's a must read for all historical fiction fans.
It all starts when Miss Holden's cousin decides what is best for her without considering her feelings. But soon after he regrets his actions and writes a letter of warning to her. She doesn't know the whole story so she assumes the worst about Lord Wesley and makes up her mind to stay away from him at all costs. However that won't be so easy for her. Lord Wesley is the most handsome man she has ever met and she feels very attracted to him. No matter how much he tries to remind herself to not to trust him she still feels a pull towards him and simply cannot avoid him...
Lord Wesley is not happy about the letter he received from Edward. He will not let someone else dictate his life so he decides to play a little game of his own. Unfortunately for him, Miss Holden is not the kind of woman one can ruin without consideration. Soon he starts having feelings for her, but he cannot do anything about it. There is no way they can both end up together... either way they will be heartbroken.... Still he is going to try to make things right even if that's the last thing he did!
It's a great novel, definitely worth reading.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.