Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Line: Pocket Books
Release Date: Jul 31, 2012
Retail Price: 7.99
Heat Level: Hot
A dashing con man
Breaking and entering to reclaim her corrupt late father’s ledger comes surprisingly easily to Sophia Darnly. But is it mere coincidence that her misdeed unexpectedly reunites her with Kier, the outlaw lover who abandoned her years ago?
A lady skilled in trickery
Time has not erased Sophia from Kier’s heart, nor tamed her fiery spirit. She boldly insinuates herself into his plans. But Kier is on a mission of revenge, and can’t allow even the woman he once loved to stop him.
A game that could get them both killed
The danger mounts as they lure the leader of a powerful consortium who needs the fabled Darnly ledger—and all its damning details about the wealthiest merchants of England— to execute his nefarious plan. Their rekindled passion burns hot, but when they discover they too are the targets of a deadly deception, the fate of their love, and of England itself, lies in the balance.
Sophia Darnly is in a load of trouble. She’s being hunted, her merchandise has been destroyed and she’s in desperate need of a bargaining chip. The only solution is to recover her father’s infamous ledger; unfortunately a man she once loved is after the same thing. Kier wants revenge against his would-be killers, its taken years to plan and the ledger will bring him one step closer. Both H/H are used to betrayals the question is can they trust each other?
Kier, at first, appears only concerned with his own success. He feels Sophia was part of his demise, and she feels he abandoned her. Kier is hot! I love his bad boy persona. He’s got an vendetta and isn’t going to let anything get in his way, even Sophia. But he won’t look a gift horse in the mouth so he decides to use the woman who once captured his soul.
Sophia has no clue he’s still interested in her beyond getting his revenge. Her traitorous body is still interested in him though, and she’s never forgotten their long ago promises to each other. Unfortunately, Sophia has her own reasons for getting the ledger and her own concerns are enough to put the sexy on hold for a bit. She wants freedom, and I really loved her tenacity. She doesn’t shy away from the tough decisions, and still commits selfless acts when it comes to the hero.
This was definitely a surprising book. I’m not a fan of medieval stories but Kennedy takes the medieval telling to new heights. We have two tortured people one seeking a way out and another seeking a way to redemption. Both paths lead to each other and every turn of the page had me waiting for the bottom to drop out. The villain Sophia and Kier face is an intelligent man named Cosimo. He leads a group of wealthy men and secretly is probably the most powerful man in England. Kennedy is phenomenal at creating suspense. With quick, succinct chapters she nails the feelings of fear, love, and conquest. Kennedy also has a way with dialogue, and I have to admit the medieval times allowed women to be a bit naughtier.
This was a good book, and worth a read. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for Kris Kennedy’s future works, and I can only hope she’s got more medieval tales up her sleeves.
Reviewed by Landra
Your ReviewYou must register before posting a comment.
Click to login
There are no comments to displayYou must register before posting a comment.
Click to login