In the second novel in USA Today Bestselling author Bronwen Evans's sexy new Disgraced Lords series, two very independent souls find themselves fighting to resist a deepening passion.
When Beatrice Hennessey sets out to confront Lord Coldhurst, the notorious rogue who killed her brother in a duel, her intent is to save her family from destitution. She's determined to blackmail the man into a loveless marriage. She'll make the wealthy Lord Coldhurst pay for the rest of his life. But while greeting his ship, Beatrice takes a tumble into the Thames—only to be fished out by a pair of strong masculine arms that tempt her to stay locked in their heated embrace forever. That is, until she realizes those arms belong to Sebastian Hawkestone, Lord Coldhurst himself.
The little drowned mermaid has an interesting proposition indeed; one that Sebastian is surprised to find quite agreeable. Although he's had women more beautiful, she is pleasing to the eye, and besides, it's time he fathered an heir. Beatrice promises to be the ideal wife; a woman who hates him with an all-consuming passion is far too sensible to expect romance. However, it isn't long before Sebastian's plan for a marriage of convenience unravels, and he's caught up in the exhilarating undertow of seduction.
The book was great until the halfway point. Then it became predictable, boring and so overly cheesy. The romance and the mystery did not blend together at all. Do not recommend.25
Sebastian ( sigh) and Beatrice’s love story. It’s twisted but not wicked. A page turner...Will continue to read the series .55
Good plot with lots of wonderful characters. Unable to put down.55
Remember their names! Beatrice and Sebastian, the aristocrat and the nobody. She teaches him to love and he teaches her to trust after their trials and tribulations. They evolve into a perfect happy couple sharing their love till the end of time.45
I enjoyed this book!45