To Walk in the Sun by Jane Charles (also part of It Started With A Kiss box set)
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Hiding from a dangerous man, Tess Crawford thought The Wiggons’ School for Elegant Young Ladies would be the perfect place to disappear. Or it would be if the local villagers weren’t on edge because of the vampire in their midst, at least they think he’s a vampire. The fascination with the reclusive viscount disrupts the girls’ studies and Tess fights an unending battle to convince her students that monsters do not exist.
Vincent Latimer, Viscount Atwood, is not a vampire, no matter what the villagers believe. He wishes the book, Wake Not the Dead, had never been written. There is a very good reason he visits his wife’s grave at night, and it has nothing to do with trying to raise her from the dead.
When a storm thrusts Tess into Vincent’s path and destroys the school, both of their pasts collide.
This one will keep you on the edge of your seat! I never knew what was going to happen next or how it was going to end. This one is great to read on a rainy night. I never expected them to be connected the way they were or that the girls would play a part in things like they did.
Tess is hiding for a very good reason. The man she is hiding from will kill her once he gets what he wants and he will do anything to get it. She is a strong woman that will do anything to protect the girls she teaches even if it means sacrificing her heart and running again. I loved how she didn’t believe any of the rumors and actually fought them.
Vincent is plagued by rumors that he’s a vampire because he visits his wife’s grave every night at midnight. He has a very good reason for why he isn’t seen out during the day. I expected him to be cold, but he wasn’t most of the time. The way his wife died was tragic and he wants revenge. I loved how he surprised himself by inviting the girls there and becoming protective of them.
I absolutely loved his staff especially Wesley and loved all the girls.