My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Though Isobel Lamberton, the widowed Lady Kingsley, is confounded by her dealings with the obstinate Justin Antony, Lord Warbrooke, his commanding presence sparks something deep within her. But such romantic thoughts are for naught. For Justin’s political aspirations always come first. And Isobel’s own secret past could damage both of them permanently.
So when Isobel’s friend talks her into participating in a scandalous auction of masked widows at a gentleman’s club, she reluctantly agrees…and soon begins to relish being an object of desire. But none desire her more than Justin, who recognizes the outspoken Isobel in disguise and sets out to teach her a lesson worth far more than money…
I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a short, sweet and steamy read, but very well written. It didn’t feel rushed at all and draws you in right away. I loved the back story and how unique the story was. Her best friend is very open and a bit blunt that it can shock you at first, but it also adds a bit humor in a way. I flew through it and didn’t want it to end.
Lady Isobel is such a lovable character. She is strong and knows how to hold her own when it comes to being the board director, but she is also innocent in some ways because of her husband. I loved that she praised her late husband and I think on some level she loved him even though the marriage was lacking in many places. Her back story really explained a lot about her husband who sounded like a very nice guy.
Justin was not the kind of man you expect at first. He comes off as a guy that could ruin your reputation and wild man, but then you get to know him and he is the not like that all. He really cares about the charities he is involved in and he would never ruin someone.
The whole story was very well developed for a novella. I would have liked to know a bit more about Justin, but he was still well developed. Her best friend is a woman that can shock you in the little time you know her.
*I received a copy from the author and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review*