I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Released: June 6, 2012
Series: Secrets & Scandals #2
Published by Intrepid Reads
Jasper Sinclair, Earl of Saxton has made a bargain with his father the Duke of Holborn, he will marry someone he approves on within the year. The last month is now approaching, but he still hasn’t chosen his bride, all he can think of is Miss Olivia West, a poor seamstress whose mother was a notorious actress and courtesan. Olivia refuses to go down the same path as her mother, but with no money and seemingly no prospects it is getting harder and harder to say no to Jasper’s advances, that is until hell comes from very unexpected quarters…
After having read Her Wicked Ways I was intrigued to see what would happen with Jasper, he seemed as cold as his father, but would have unexpected moments of kindness. In this book you get to see underneath the mask and see how compassionate he is and I really liked him. Olivia was also a good character, practical and tough after taking care of herself for since she was 14.
The only problem I had with this book was that I just didn’t see them as a couple. They had great sexual chemistry with culminated in some really good steamy scenes, but I didn’t feel the love. They spent most their time not really trusting each other and Jasper was rather horrid to Olivia, and Olivia kept lying to him, not the basis for a great relationship.
But overall I did enjoy this book and I can’t wait to read the next book about Jasper’s friend the Vicious Viscount, Lord Ambrose Sevrin.
*review copy provided by author
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