This book was everything you expect from Carolyn, outstanding characters, a great story and sumptuous awe inspiring sex. She writes with stunning complexity that keeps your mind engaged at all times. This is the second book in the Sinclair Series and I enjoyed it as much as Lord Ruin. This book tells the story of Lucy who was forcd to marry a commoner to help her family get out of debt. After her husband dies she returns home to her father's house. She is treated harshly by women who think she whored herself for the money, and the men assume that she is available for the taking. All she wants to do is buy herself a small cottage and live alone.
Enter the Marquess of Tharle, invited to her father's house for visit. She doesn't want to have anything to do with him or any other man. She is a puzzle to him that he is determined to solve. The more time they spend together she realizes she wants him but knows that Society will shun him if anyone finds out. They start a secret affair that includes very explicit sex scenes. You will have to read the book to find out what happens.
This book is beautifully written and worth reading. I have always enjoyed her writing and cannot wait for the next book in the Sinclair Sisters Series.
I received a complimentary copy for an honest review.