Lord Braven finds a woman drowning and it brings back memories. He saves the woman only to discover himself having feelings he hasn't had in over a year for the rescued woman. Could she be the key to his redemption? Will his saving her save him?
Rachel Ashton's life is saved, but what kind of life is it? Her current days are spent trying to keep an abusive stepfather from hurting her mother more than he already had and trying to find a way to get her a divorce without him finding out.
When Rachel discovers that not only has her Stepfather sold her into marriage, but into marriage with a man very much like him. So she goes to Lord Braven for help. His offer is to marry her. Of course, it's just a marriage of convenience, but Lord Braven wants to save Rachel to hopefully rid the demons that torment his soul. While Rachel only wants to save her mother.
The abusive stepfather and the complicated nature of the relationship between Rachel and Lord Braven offer up an interesting story. There are some very dark moments of the story involving the abusive relationship and the lengths an abuser will go to. There is also some humor in the story so it blends with together along with great chemistry between Lord Braven and Rachel. They are both attracted to each other, but isn't this marriage simply for convenience?
I enjoyed this story much more than I thought I enjoy historical romances but many today are still rather bland in the love scene department. Usually if you want to go past the bedroom door you have to search and ask for referrals from fellow readers.
This book has great heat and is very descriptive. For romance readers who enjoy a good love scene this is one. The book has great tension between the two lovers. There are many scenes of build up before the big event. This is what good romance books are to me. They have story and the event is also as good as the story.
I look forward to reading more by this author. As if I need another author to be hooked on, but happily I add her to the ever growing piles of faves on my list:)