I bought this book because I really enjoyed The Reluctant Bride. I was rather hoping it would have the same political intrigue as TRB, but it was very different. That’s not to say it was any lesser. (Is that a real word? Must check).
Adelaide is living a lie – he husband Tristan thinks she’s fragile and prone to ‘nerves’. She is prone to headaches and spells of heavy lethargy that she herself can’t explain. Then there’s her weird manipulative nutjob mother…
Tristan is a lovely hero. Very kind and gentle with Adelaide and firm when he needs to be. James, who is after Adelaide, is a bounder and cad (boo, hiss). There are lies upon lies and hearts are trampled on relentlessly by selfish people.
The plot twists and turns and the ending is surprising. I really enjoyed reading this book. I read it on a train journey and nearly missed my stop!