I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Anna has such a lovely style and voice.
“I am many things,” Lord Sheene said. “Kind is not one of them.”
Beautiful Grace Paget has no reason to doubt these words. After all, she was kidnapped, spirited away to a remote country manor, and told she is to grant this man his every desire… or lose her life. But Grace is no common trollop. So she risks everything to save her virtue by planning a daring escape, even though she finds herself tempted by this dangerously handsome man. There is something in his eyes that makes her wonder if he is not as cruel as he would have her believe…
Sheene knew nothing of the plan to bring him this woman. Locked up as a prisoner, called “mad” by all of society, he will do anything to reclaim his life, and Grace’s sensuous beauty has distracted him from his goals. And although he finds her irresistible, he is horrified to hold her against her will. Now, together, they must both revolt against the strange set of circumstances that have forced them together - for only then will Grace truly surrender to him… forever.
A very sensual read-and full of strong emotions. As Matthew is a man who had been called mad, he overcomes his own fears with Grace's help. It really is heart-wrenching to see how badly he has been treated by his uncle, and Grace's story of living a hard life after she is disowned by her family is also very touching.
Anna Campbell is a great story teller. Set in a remote manor, there is nothing stale about being in the one location for practically the whole book. This is the second book of hers I have read and I will continue to read more. :)
Next reward book.....
I decided to pick Christina Phillips' Forbidden. I have been waiting since Christina announced her sale to read this book. About the forbidden love between a Roman Centurion and a Druid priestess, this is an ancient historical romance I am itching to read and will definitely be working hard to get to. :))