by Kat Martin

January 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7783-2744-8
Reviewer Graphic Button Mira Books
Mass Market Paperback

Years before, love-struck Reese departed his home at Briarwood with a promise from raven-haired Elizabeth Clemens: that she would make a life with him upon his return. But mere months later, she married the Earl of Aldridge, attaining wealth and status Reese could never match. Memories of that betrayal make his homecoming far more bitter than sweet.

Elizabeth knows when she appears on Reese's doorstep dressed in widow's garb that she is twisting the knife. But fear for her young sonís safety has overcome guilt and shame: she begs Reese for protection against the forces that would see the boy Earl dead to possess his fortune. The former lovers forge an uneasy alliance, but Elizabeth still harbors some deep secrets ó and Reese knows that protecting her means placing himself in danger of losing his heart all over again.

How can you not love a romance with this kind of plot? Kat Martin gives her readers everything they could ever wish for in their romance novels: fun, adventure, fantastic characters and a love story that just grabs you by the hair and sucks you in.

Elizabeth is a very strong woman who did her duty to her family, even at the cost of her love for Reese. But now, she needs his help in protecting her son and only Reese will do. There is a lot of bitterness and betrayal that these two, star-struck lovers, must deal with and Ms. Martin writes it in a way that will tear at your heartstrings and keep you glued to the pages.

I love reading Kat Martin's books. Enjoyable, sensual, and always full of romance. What more could you ask for in your romance?!

Happy reading!

Reviewed in April 2010 by Debbie.

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