I was pleasantly surprised. The book has suspense, paranormal, mystery and romance. It has a little everything in it. A governess is warned not to go to Thorton Wood because she will have a rendezvous with the Prince of Darkness.
I really enjoyed this book. At first, I was a little reluctant because the specifics of the story strayed a little from the traditional Gothic genre, but soon I was so involved in the characters and the plot that I didn't mind one bit. A refreshing and interesting take on the Gothic...I loved it.
"You have a rendezvous with the Prince of Darkness."
The gypsy's ominous words were still ringing in her ears as Olivia St. Clare arrived at Thornton Manor. Her new charge was ferocious, the serving made warned her to trust no one, and a man with dark, haunting eyes seemed to be following her. She should have returned to London. But the countryside--Thornton Wood itself--called out to the new governess. And amid the forest's shadows, Olivia discovered a passion that made her wonder if she was hurtling toward madness or truth, toward the past or the future...toward her new employer, Sir Evan Thornton, or the handsome physician, Dr. Philip McAllister. In the heat of desire, she would give her body to one man--but would that surrender be her soul's salvation or its demise?