I LOVED this book. I had read the previous story of her sister Caroline and the third book about Fiona. This book is by far the best! I love that Simone is her own hero. She is not one of those dumb whiny female characters that need to be rescued. She is smart, funny and incredibly independent! Totally worth the read.
Tristan Townsand has come home to London to assume his duties as the Marquis of Lockwood after all the men in his family have died. Desperate to rid himself of the "Lockwood curse" and restore his family's honor, marriage is the furthest thing from Tristan's mind...until he lays eyes on an enchanting stranger and vows to make her his.
When Tristan Townsend learns of the mysterious deaths of his father and two older brothers, he must return to London to take the title of Marquis of Lockwood. While escorting his stepsister to a ball, Tristan meets Lady Simone Turnbridge and is infatuated by her. When a fire breaks out at the ball, Simone leads a group to safety. She is unlike any woman he has ever met with her take-charge attitude. Simone likes Tristan and wouldn't mind getting to know him better. When he makes it clear that he would like to meet her for a rendezvous, she is more than willing. She is used to being the scandalous Turnbridge sister so she might as well live up to her reputation.
As Tristan and Simone get to know each other, he confides in her that his father and brothers were murdered and his stepmother profited from each death. He knows that his stepmother will eventually make a move on him and he has plans to catch her in the act. But Tristan is afraid that if he gets involved with Simone, it will put a target on her back. Growing up in a brothel and living on the streets, Simone has seen a lot in her short life. She can take care of herself and isn't about to back down in the face of a little danger. My rating: 4 Stars.
Great book, great series!
The mysterious deaths of Tristan's male family members force him to leave America and return to deal with the ugly intrigues surrounding the family title. Truly spirited heroine matches his clever moves as they unravel the truth.
This is another great book by Leslie LaFoy and for me a keeper. Also part of a series. I just happened to have an extra copy.
One of the books in the trilogy and loved them all. Great characters and storys.