The Promise - de Warenne Dynasty, Bk 11 Author:Brenda Joyce PRIDE... — After a record-breaking sail from China, Alexi de Warenne's moment of triumph quickly vanishes. At his welcoming party, his bewitching childhood friend, Elysse O'Neill, begins flirting with a shipmate, clearly punishing Alexi for his time at sea. But when Alexi finds Elysse desperately struggling in the man's arms, tragedy ... more »ensues. Within days, Alexi weds her to save her honor -- and leaves her to forge a new life.
Elysse de Warenne rules the ton with her wit and grace, but the whispers of "abandoned bride" follow her ruthlessly. Elysse will never reveal the truth: that she hasn't seen her husband in six years -- and that they didn't even consummate their marriage! When Alexi unexpectedly returns to England, Elysse will do whatever it takes to win his heart and claim her place at his side...« less
I liked this book very much. But just a couple of complaints. I am not a fan of infidelity so it took some effort to get passed that(even though they were estranged). My next complaint would be that the ending would have been better for me if the hero would have recalled a certain something about the heroine that being drunk had made him forget(I can't say exactly what without spoiling anything). It just took the impact out of it when she had to tell him at the end of the book. I don't know, I just thought it would have had more meaning if he remembered it himself.