When the husband she thought had died at Waterloo stands in the doorway of the church to stop her wedding, Alexandra Wakefield faints and is carried away by his ghost, who deserted her on their wedding daythe man she always loved.
Bryceson Wakefield, the fifth Duke of Hawksworth, has little to offer his wife. His fortune has gone to another and his good looks were lost on the battlefield. Scarred and wounded, he returns to claim the woman he betrayed for family honor.
Since Hawk's "death," Alexandra has had to care for his home and family, and both are in dire financial straits. She had agreed to marry again in exchange for the money she desperately needs.
Though Hawk is not the beautiful man she married, but more a tormented beast, Alex adores him and wants to stay married in every sense of the word.
I have to admit it took me a while to get into this book. For some reason it just didn't grab me as the first one did. However, once I got into it, I was not disappointed. I think Ms. Blair is a masterful writer who definitely knows how to keep a reader enthralled. Her descriptions are terrific and of course, historically accurate.
I especially enjoyed the parts where Alex was seducing Hawk and getting advice from the sister in law. The book made me laugh at times and hold my breath at others. Definitely a keeper.