Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 2
As a girl, Emma Whiteside asked Adam Caldwell, Viscount Riverton, to wait for her to be of marriageable age. Now, twelve years later, Emma hates Adam as much as she once loved him, holding the former army major responsible for the death of her brother on the battlefield.
Adam already blames himself for the loss of the men under his command. But the fiery young woman Emma's become sparks his arousal, as well as emotions Adam thought long dead. The passion between them makes him want to reclaim the man he was before the war.
Though she tries to hold on to her hatred, Emma's longing for Adam is undeniable, especially after the two share a smoldering kiss. Still, Adam is certain no woman would want a man so damaged. Can Emma prove him wrong?
This is a Regency romance in its finest form. There's something simple and pure about a Regency Romance. The hero and heroine can interact without the modern distractions of daily life. When done properly, its a story beautiful in its simplicity. I'm sure that people in that real era had real, difficult problems that weren't so easily solved, but in the fantasy world of books, things are easily solved.
At first glance, Adam is colored through Emma's anger at the loss of her brother. As she learns more about his actions in the war, and witnesses his interactions with her, her feelings towards him begin to evolve. Although this is set in a simpler time, we are also without modern advances in medicine. Adam was injured in the war, and is convinced that no one would want him, with his war injury.
This book was solidly written and executed. Things happened for logical reasons. People changed their opinions after suitable revelations. You don't really need a reason, just go get the book. You won't be disappointed.
5 Tea Cups!