I received a KINDLE Edition from the author through a LibraryThing giveaway and the following is my honest review for this book.
If you can imagine a 21st Century woman getting transported to the late 1800’s, then you’ll know precisely the kind of woman Emily Calvert happens to be especially when you consider the way she acts. Emily doesn’t fit the picture of what demure and proper lady should be acting like at that time, she’s an heiress with an engagement which when sour and is now forced to travel to London to an arranged marriage to Nicholas Avery. When you add in her addiction to Laudanum [a tincture of opium containing approximately 10% powdered opium by weight]; it puts Nicholas is in a quandary as he needs her inheritance to keep the style of living he’s been accustomed to; but after seeing her a few times her decides to look elsewhere, and Emily’s sent away to the country.
Six months later fate steps in when Nicholas and his family travel to where Emily’s been living for a hunting party, he gets infatuated by a beautiful woman not knowing it’s her; she’s not totally different from the way he remembers her back in London. And even though the other heiresses there are literally throwing themselves at Nicholas, he now only has his eyes set on Emily. However Emily is frightened he’ll be like all the other men she’s met, only interested in the money she possesses.
Can the conflict which exists between these two lovers be resolved so there can be a happy ever after in both of their lives? I’m not the type of reviewer who gives away any real spoilers, so you’ll have to read this 5 STAR book yourself.