DAWN THOMPSON HAS BEGUN HER JOURNEY INTO ONE OF THE BEST SUPERNATURAL OR SHAPESHIFERS GENRE. SHE IS ON HER WAY UP AND GOING FAST. HAVE READ ALL OF HER BOOKS, THEY ARE A MUST READ. THIS ONE A MARRAGE AS IT WERE WITH OUT KNOWING THE BRIDEGROOM. HE IS A WEREWOLF. THE SPARKS DO FLY AND TALK ABOUT TRUE LOVE IN THE END. THIS ONE IS A KEEPER. THAT IS WHY I AM KEEPING IT AND NOT SHARING. I KNOW I AM BAD, BUT WHAT CAN I SAY IF THE BOOK IS GOOD, THEN THE BOOK IS GOOD.
Sara had been thrown into Fleet prison when her father died with massive debts. She had little hope of ever getting out, except to be sent to the brothels. Then she received a marriage proposal from Lord Nicholas Walraven, which was strange enough. But the marriage had to carried out by proxy. Lord Walraven would not attend!
Sara is even more surprised when she meets her new husband. He is extremely handsome and rich. With all that plus his title and he should have no trouble obtaining any woman he wished to marry. There was certainly no reason for him to buy a bride out of prison.
But Nicholas treats Sara coldly and informs her that their's will be a marriage in name only. She will have his name, his title, his wealth, and the freedom to discreetly take a lover.
Sara is surprised and angered, by all this. She doesn't want a lover, she wants her charismatic husband with the shadow of tragedy in his black eyes. What can be the secret he hides so completely?
I thought the heroine of this book was not very bright. She is constantly getting herself into trouble and listens to no one.
Also, I did not buy it expecting a paranormal story, but that is what it is.
Very suspensful and exciting; Gothic romance/mystery/horror all in one. Recommended!
very good book!!!! shapeshifter with a twist good wolf and bad wolf
I have to say I was not a real fan of this book. It is very shallow, meaning the characters and storyline lacks development and depth. I must agree with the other reviewer who commented that the female romantic interest was quite difficult to grow fond of as she continually 'acted' out and did as she pleased regardless of the continual consequences to herself and others.
I like this book. It was interesting and a classic Beauty and the Beast story. I would recommend it anyone who wanted a good uncomplicated read where the beast fears for his sanity and the beauty is determined to solve the mystery surrounding the beast.
fast riveting read, Wife by proxy heading for the Cornish coast after being rescued from the Fleet debtors prison by the new mysterious bridegroom!
This was a very interesting story. I enjoyed it.