Kat is definitely my favorite romance writer and I loved this book tremendously. At times it was hard to read, because of some of the tragedies these 2 face, but their love is deep enough to pull them through. I found the story very compelling, the characters wonderful, and the depth of the emotions rich and rewarding. I had read Devil's Prize first, so knew of the characters from that, and I'm so glad I finally found this one to find out how their story came about. Kat always writes in such a way that I absorb the characters into my life while I am reading the book and for days after.
So far of all Kat Martin's books this is my favorite. I have read it multiple times and each time I get teary-eyed at the same time. The first I read the book could not put it down and finished in about four hours.
Regency romance between a rich nobleman, Rayne Garrick, Earl of Stoneleigh, & an impoverished gentlewoman, Jocelyn Asbury, who has survived as a street urchin. She tries to kill him, but he sets her up as his mistress. When he is seriously shot, he thinks its her. She is transported to Jamaica; he follows. They realize they really do love each other, but have serious problems with trust. How they resolve these issues is the crux of the story.
scamps, cutthroats, treachery, danger and all consuming passion.
This is one of the older Kat Martin books, but it's one of the best as far as I'm concerned. A terrific story with appealing characters. A very enjoyable read.
With her cascading raven curls and sleek, sinewy curves, Jocelyn Asbury was a woman any man would want. And Rayne Garrick, 4th Viscount Stoneleigh, wanted Jocelyn...in his arms, and in his bed. He'd found her among a ragtag band of scamps and cutthroats, and saved her from a fate worse than death. But even as she yeilded to him with blazing hunger that matched his, she would soon betray him...in a night of shocking violence that would plunge them both into a world of treachery, danger, and all-consuming passion.
From the teeming slums of London to its scandalous salons and dazzling ballrooms, from a vast estate on Hampstead Heath to the stone wall of Newgate Prison and a magnificent plantion on the shores of Jamaica, here is Kat Martin's most thrilling, sensual tale yet.
Love Kat Martin. This is Garrick series and great stories.