Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Emotion, passion and money are a dangerous combination…
Shocked to discover that her late husband gambled away their entire fortune, Eugenia Wareham is in a dire situation. When she meets Cal Hawthorne, sparks fly, and in one sweeping moment of passion, a proposal is made.
Cal Hawthorne is determined to collect on the debts owed to him. One night of ecstasy with Eugenia turns his world askew and he’s left to wonder, what is more important, reclaiming his funds, or finding true love?
I haven't read too much historical romance, but what I've read in the past has really piqued my interest in the genre. The blurb for A Sordid Situation captured my initial interest, but that first line pulled me in and kept me reading. This was a short and sweet love story that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Eugenia has a past she'd rather forget, but when her older husband dies, she's forced to face her demons. She has nothing left in the world, and has to hope that the new land owner will have mercy on her.
Cal is instantly taken by the young, beautiful widow when he comes collecting on his debt. When he proposes an illicit trade, it's a sordid situation indeed. Will Eugenia accept Cal's tempting, but sinful offer?
I was captivated by Vivian Kees' writing, from her beautiful descriptions, to the way she pulled me into a different time and place. Although this was a very short read—the characters, plot, and romance were developed and well rounded without getting heavy on description or backstory.
For a historical romance escape from a talented new author, I recommend A Sordid Situation by Vivian Kees.
5 Tea Cups!