Lord Adam Dunsbourne is a tyrant. At least, that’s what everyone says. The tales are shocking: accounts of a man who gambled away the family fortune and keeps his younger sister, Emily, captive in their home at Dunsbourne Manor. So when Adam and his sister make an unexpected appearance at a dinner party, the scandalized whispers cannot be contained.
New to the town, Phoebe Hadford hears the condemning rumors and determines to do all she can to help the baron’s oppressed sister. Upon entering Dunsbourne Manor, however, she quickly discovers that all is not what she has been led to believe.
Adam, unsure of whether he can trust the intentions of his beautiful neighbor, is quickly drawn in by Phoebe’s genuine nature. But even as Adam and Phoebe’s connection deepens, a dangerous enemy from Adam’s past reemerges. For years, Adam has hunted for the man who betrayed him, not realizing he had only to wait. His foe has returned, and this time, he will threaten everything Adam cherishes most—including the woman he loves.
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Sian did it again. I have read the other two in this series, and I'd have to say this is my favorite. I love them all honestly, but this one just spoke to me. Based on what I know of the other two books in this series, I should have known to expect a gripping tail that left me on the edge of my seat. I did not want to put this down. I read this at every spare moment I had. I loved being able to rea from Freddie's point of view. I don't mind reading books from multiple point of views. I read a lot of romance novels that have that in them. But I also really like having that third point of view for the person who is going to cause the trouble. Having the perspective allows you to know that something nefarious is going to happen, but you don't necessarily know how it's going to unfold. I like that. I was definitely surprised by how this turned out. Adam and Phoebe are just absolutely adorable. I love that she is willing to forgo societies gossip and moves forward to really get to know someone for who they are and not others say. I loved that Adam puts so much passion mine and things he cares about. I love that he was able to really see where the priorities of his life need to be. Cannot wait for everybody to get their hands on this book. I may say this a lot, but this is a really good one. If you haven't read the other two in this series, run and get them. You will not be disappointed. Rating: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I loved everything about this book! Characters, setting, the mystery, the romance, the VILLAIN—everything was SO well done!! There was nothing for me to do other than allow myself to be immersed in Phoebe and Adam’s world and enjoy it! I also loved Emily’s character. She was such a delight!