Published by Harlequin Historica on March 1st 2018
I received this book for free from Rachels Random Resources in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
Alan Rothwell, Marquess of Ravenscar, is furious when unconventional heiress Lily Wallace refuses him purchase of her property. He can’t even win her over with his infamous charm. But when fever seizes him and they’re trapped together, horrified, Alan realizes Lily’s attentions will compromise them both! His solution: take Lily as his betrothed before desire consumes them completely…
Lily Wallace is off her beloved island and in England to find a suitable match with her inheritance. She runs into Alan Rothwell, Marquess of Ravenscar who wants to buy her property she has just inherited. She refuses. Fate would have them cross paths again and they are left alone for a couple of days while Rothwell is down with a fever. Convinced that she has been compromised he declares them betrothed. If only it were that simple she gives him a run for his money.
In ” an Oyster Shell – A tantalizing romance that has a palpable tension that will get your heart racing and your fingers turning the pages quickly.
The Pearls – The author had a deft hand with words. She had great word economy. I appreciate good books that make me have to look words up. It was entertaining but I also learned some new words. That is always thrilling for me.
The romance was intense. The tension between Lily and Allen was jumping off the pages and captivating me. There were real struggles for the two as they were both stubborn and had to fight to be open with the other. It was a riveting adventure to read what happens with the two of them.
I loved Lily as the heroine. She was a mystery at first that was delightfully untangled by Lord Ravenscar himself. He was a troubled man but Lily challenged him and simultaneously sought to soothe the festering wounds of his past. They were really great characters that brought the story to life.
The Sand – It was on the steamy side not as clean as I like.