Lady Augustine Jane Ascott longs for a man who will do more than offer his hand in marriage. She wants a husband she can trust, someone who will shield her from the darkness of the world. Her heart was broken when her little brother was kidnapped years earlier, and she still carries the pain of his loss.
When the handsome Duke of Wentworth makes his feelings for her known, Augustine's past demons warn her away. Besides, every woman in London knows he's devoted to the memory of his late wife. But is it possible he cares for her after all—and that their love can bring them the peace they both crave?
Published December 1st 2011 by HQN Books
I Received this e-book from the Author.
Review : 5x5 Throw in a SWOON too
So I won the 1st book in this series and wanted to know if there was anything before it... Well there was Forever Mine! Also there are bonus chapters that go along with it and you need to read those FIRST, and they are free. I will say that I'm not sure I would have gotten the depth of Augustine if not for the bonus chapters...
Now...What is not to love here? London..check 1800 society..check All the making for a great start! Augustine is a great character. She is strong willed even for her time, yet she knows when to show that and when not too. She is broken and nope not telling you more.
The Duke... Swoon! No really take a moment and bask in it *I'll wait* .... *sigh* OK now What a gentleman! He is a Duke but very humble. He is not flashy in society as one would think he would be, nor does he think he is entitled to everything. Caring, Strong,Debonair all rolled into this broken man...