At Rainy Day Reviews you will find
my personal reviews on books as well as reading challenges, weekly memes I participate in, and all other bookish topics.
Thank you for stopping by my blog:) I hope you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again:)
Will Danbury has infiltrated a school to investigate an alleged crime.
What he finds is a deeper, darker mystery—and a potent attraction to the
alluring headmistress, Jacqueline Trouvère. But a constable can’t get
romantically involved with a suspect; even one he thinks is innocent,
without committing career suicide.
headmistress of a school devoted to saving the innocent daughters of
London’s soiled doves, Jacqueline’s life is complicated. Will tempts her
in ways she never thought to experience, but she believes no
respectable gentleman could love a former courtesan.
their best efforts to fight it, a romance blossoms. When danger
jeopardizes the school, however, his deceptions and her omissions come
to light, threatening to destroy their love. They must look beyond the
past to save both their future together and the lives of those they’ve
sworn to protect.
Firstly, When I signed up to read this
lovely story, I wasn't aware that there was another book before it.
Probably because I wasn't paying attention to that fact. Anyway, I have
been trying to find book one at my library and they don't carry it!
Anyway, This story was about secretly taking girls in from brothels and giving them a new start at life. Jacqueline,
the headmistress of the school, had a goal, a mission, due to her
abusive past, to save these girls. Will, the other main character in
this story, had the job of being undercover at the school to see if the
rumors of what Jacqueline was doing was true.
in all, this was a good read. The first portion of the book was slow
moving for me. I think in part because the author was giving background
information to the story but not wanting to inundate the reader with
information and context.
Although, even though for a while the story was slow moving, I did enjoy
this book and the authors writing style. Now, I just need to read book
one and hope there is a book three coming!
Will barely stopped himself from exclaiming in shock at
the sight of the pale, puckered scar circling Trouvère’s wrist. He looked away
before she could catch him staring at it. Now he knew why instead of the tight elbow-length
sleeves currently in fashion, hers went all the way to her wrists before ending
inafroth of lace.
she done it to herself? He risked another glance. No. It wasn’t the sort of
mark left byablade; it was the sort of scarring
left by rope rubbing and cutting into flesh. Horror warred with curiosity. How
hadshecome by suchaterrible wound? Did she haveamatching one on the other wrist? He’d
seen such marks before in his line of work, and they usually came in pairs.
Those who bore them had almost always been held prisoner at some point and
struggled against their bonds. From the layered look of the scar, she’d done so
for an extended period of time.
Thoughts tumbled over one another inamelee of suspicion, accusation, and
speculation. She was French. Had she fled incarceration in France and settled
in England to escape justice? Was Trouvère really her name? What wasawoman with scars like that doing
She has suffered.The
thought evokedaqueer sensation of heaviness inside
him, as ifaweight had settled on his chest.
Whatever the origin of that scar, she’d endured great pain in the making of it.
Who put it there?He
longed to ask, but the way she snatched her hands back and drew them down out
of sight behind her desk made him suspect she wouldn’t want to discuss it. One
after another, questions popped up in his mind like mushrooms afterarain.
ABOUT LIANA LEFEY
Liana loves to weave incendiary tales that capture the heart and the imagination, taking the reader out of the now and into another world. The glory and splendor of the 18th Century provides a lush, glittering backdrop for her fairy tale romances. It’s a time of sensuous lovers, passionate music, lavish royal courts and deadly intrigues.
Liana lives in Texas with her own dashing hero of nearly twenty years, their delightful progeny, one spoiled-rotten feline overlord, and several tanks of tropical fish. She’s been devouring historical romances since her early teens and is now delighted to be writing them for fellow enthusiasts.