What can I say - this is a wonderful, dark , lush romance. The hero Nicholas is a dark and beautiful hero. The heroine Ghislaine is bent on revenge. She is strong and sympathetic without being whiney and weak. Loved this book - a definite keeper.
Held hostage in a hunting lodge, by the man who ruined her family, can she still enact her revenge...
After escaping Paris during the French Revolution, Ghislaine de Lorgny wants nothing more than revenge against the man she holds responsible for the death of her family. When Nicholas Blackthorne turns up at the home where she works as a chef, Gilly knows that this is her opportunity for payback. But Nicholas turns the tables on her and forces Gilly to go travel with him to his property in Scotland.
This story was published in 1993. The hero is a classic Anne Stuart alpha hero. He has a dark reputation and considers himself irredeemable. Gilly has been through a lot in her life. She is a strong character who doesn't let her circumstances bring her down.
There is a secondary romance in this story between Gilly's employer, Lady Ellen, and Sir Anthony Wilton-Greene. They are hot on the trail of Nicholas and plan to rescue Gilly from his clutches. They have almost as much page time as the main couple and are very enjoyable. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
This keeper. Anything by Anne Stuart is great.