Jamie Mcleod stole from Lord Oriel. Nathan Oriel demands in return, his daughter Isobel Mcleod. So she becomes Nathan's secretary, and his eyes - for Isobel knows the secret - Nathan is blind. Every night Nathan asks Isobel to marry him for she has become more than his eyes. She has become his life. How he comes to love her and how she accepts and loves him is a wonderful tale.
There is some intrigue in this novel also. A select group of men (ten) who were spies for England during the Napoleonic war are being killed off one by one. Nathan lost his best friend when he lost his sight and being one of the ten men, his days are numbered. How he is able to hide his infirmity and flush out the traitor is very interesting!
The side characters are well fleshed out and sometimes annoying. I felt sorry for Isobel who was saddled with such a horrible selfish family! Her brothers and father appeared to be worthless drunkards. I loved it when Nathan tells her (regarding her father) "I will not tolerate his deliberate idiocy, and you will no longer take responsibility for it." Not the last time we are exposed to them but...
A wonderful story in all aspects. On the spicy side at times - loved it!
A nice love story about a rich Englishman with a disability and the stubborn Scottish woman who comes into his life at the right time. Lord Oriel worked as a spy for England during the Napoleonic War. He loses much of his sight to an assasin though he is not totally blind. He was able to keep his blindness a secret from everyone except her. However, he needs her help to manage his financial affairs, and she, although comes from a well-bred family, is poor and in need of the money he offers her if she is his secretary. The romance is quite tame, but it was still lovely nonetheless. I'm used to more details, but sometimes it's nice not to know everything that happens in the bedroom after the door closes.
There is a secondary story about spies during the Napoleonic War. I didn't find those sections all that interesting, but thrillers and espionage aren't my cup of tea. If you're looking for an unconventional love story then this is for you.
Excellent Regency era romance. Emma Jensen doesn't focus too much on the Regency aspect of the book, but just a beautiful, seductive love story. Hero with secrets and scars, heroine who sees herself as not beautiful. Convincing development of their love story, sweet moments and real intensity between the couple.
The heroine, a woman described as plain and "not a beauty", has a lot of spunk and personality. I like how she treats the hero from the start and never loses that part of herself. He has complicated issues including war injuries and their combined emotional walls and self-doubt lead to a sensual and well paced love story.
The love scenes are relatively lukewarm, not lengthy or detailed but enough to give you a warm face.