The Marquess of Fenris has loved Lady Eugenia from the day he first set eyes on her. Five years ago, pride caused him to earn her enmity. Now she’s widowed, and he’s determined to make amends and win her heart. But with their near explosive attraction, can he resist his desire long enough to court her properly?
After the death of her beloved husband, Lady Eugenia Bryant has come to London to build a new life. Despite the gift of a medallion said to have the power to unite the wearer with her perfect match, Eugenia believes she won’t love again. And yet, amid the social whirl of chaperoning a young friend through her first Season, she finds a second chance at happiness.
Unfortunately, the Marquess of Fenris threatens her new found peace. Eugenia dislikes the man, but the handsome and wealthy heir to a dukedom is more charming than he has a right to be. Constantly underfoot, the rogue disturbs her heart, alternately delighting and scandalizing her. And when their relationship takes a highly improper turn, Eugenia must decide if the wrong man isn’t the right one after all.
Four years ago Lady Eugenia’s husband died. It took a a very long time to recover from his sudden death and just recently has she even been out of her mourning clothes. Now she’s in London as a chaperone. She runs into Lord Fenris who is her sister-in-laws cousin and she wants nothing more than to be away from him. He was a friend of her late husband’s and he’s never anything but mouthy and condescending to her.
The truth of the matter is that Lord Fenris, Fox as he’s known to his friends, has been in love with Eugenia for years. He wants nothing more than to tell her what is in his heart but she wants nothing to do with him. Only…they start a bit of a friendship. They’re terribly honest with each other and she tells him that she hates him and he just replies with an, “I know.” Their friendship turns into a sexual affair but Eugenia fights herself constantly about whether she should be doing it or not. Eventually both Eugenia and Fox have to decide how their future will be and if it will have the other in it.
This was a great follow up to No Wicked Enough that I read and loved earlier this year. In this story we read about Mountjoy’s sister in London dealing with society and her feelings toward Fox. The two of them play each other so nicely and their wit was extremely entertaining.
I loved that Fox made no bones about his feelings for Eugenia even though she didn’t believe him for a minute. She always thought he was kidding or just just trying to charm her in to bed. But he was extremely sincere in his affections and I loved seeing him finally get to be with the woman he loved.
Now I didn’t dislike Eugenia and actually liked her personality and sense of humor quite a lot but her lack of knowledge at how she felt about Fox started to wear on me toward the end of the book. I was surprised it took her so long and actually felt bad for Fox.
The story was great though and I couldn’t put the book down – was actually mad when I had to go to sleep and stop reading! Lol I can’t wait for the next book in this series to see what happens next.
Rating: 4 out of 5
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