MARRIAGE TO A LOATHESOME BRUTE WAS VILE ENOUGH - NOW SHE WAS ACCUSED OF HIS MURDER!
The ton regarded Sir Benjamin Wright with utmost honor and respect. Yet Lady Emma knew her husband was, in fact, a drunken, jealous brute who delighted in humiliating her both in and out of the bedroom.
His murder was a blessing - until the constable's accusing finger pointed to Emma. But it soon became apparent that her late husband his secrets...and enemies.
When the practical Comte Saint-Juste arrived on the scene offering his services, Lady Emma was about to discover what the French dedication to l'amour really meant.
This book started well but could have been so much better. The relationship b/w Sainte-Juste and Lady Emma was not really developed. There's no explanation for why she would fall in love with someone she was willing to believe was a total fribble throughout most of the book. The author never really revealed much about Sainte-Juste's character.