Melody Thomas brings us a wonderful story of love found and second chances.
Brianna Donally was sent to Cairo after disgracing her family yet again. While here, she is trying to help her sister-in-law take pictures of their tour of Egypt for the new book that she is writing. When their caravan is attacked and everyone is killed, she and her sister-in-law are the only survivors. Running for their lives, they take refuge in an abandoned, ancient watchtower in the dessert. When someone approaches, Brianna defends herself the only way she can, with the threat of an empty gun…only ‘HE’ doesn’t know that!
Michael Fallon, third son of a duke, has vowed to never love again, after his betrothed chose to marry his older brother instead. Now a captain in the Kings army, Michael rescues Brianna from the dessert in Cairo, after being knocked senseless in the head with the butt of a gun.
Upon return Brianna and her sister-in-law to Cairo, Michael learns that he has unexpectedly inherited the family dukedom, which he has never wanted, he proposes a marriage of convenience to Brianna, but when he finds himself falling in love with his brave and beautiful wife, his marriage of convenience becomes anything but.
Brianna is a very strong heroine. Supporter of many causes, she has gotten into more trouble than any one person can in a lifetime and in Regency England, that’s saying something. Michael is a stubborn male…enough said! He’s hard headed and doesn’t like to give an inch in any direction, but when Brianna enters his life, nothing will ever be the same again.
This was a great story with much adventure and action. Ms. Thomas’ description of life in Cairo is very believable. All of her characters are written true to life and never leaves the reader wondering about motive or feeling. The plot is never boring and will keep the reader glued to the pages. Some of the vocabulary is a little difficult to pronounce correctly, but other than that, it is a wonderful read.