Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Lady Clarissa Darlington is shocked to discover her wastrel father has gambled away the family’s meager fortune. When notorious gaming hell baron Pierce Foster arrives on her doorstep to collect payment, she’s even more shocked at the passion he awakens within her. Abandoned by her father, Clarissa falls headlong into Pierce’s arms and succumbs to his daring seduction. Her nights with him become a blur of intense desire as he brings her innocent body to life.
But as deception threatens to tear them apart, Clarissa must uncover some long-kept secrets and decide whether or not she can entrust her heart in the hands of her lover forever.
I really wanted to love this book. It had all the elements of a great read. I’m a huge fan of historical romance. But, I think that, ultimately, for me, this book dragged and it was hard for me to care about Clarissa when I wanted to shake some sense into her.
Having said that, Pierce is a hot character with a lot of charm and dark undertones that works very well. I found that the book moved at a better pace when Pierce was in the scene.
I think that fans of historical romance who want to read a hot hero will enjoy this story by Scarlet Scott.
3 Tea Cups!