This is my favorite of the series The Rakes of Fallow Hall. I love a rogue who thinks he isn't good enough for the girl and she is strong enough to convince him otherwise. We have met Lucan Montwood in the first two books in the series, and I have to admit I liked him best from the start of the series. He is smart, secretive, a little unprincipled, really a rogue through and through. He meets his match in Frances Thorne. She believes the worst of him because of what his family has done to her father. Little does she know that if it wasn't for Lucan, her father would be in prison.
Lucan is the last of the Fallow Hall Rakes not married and he is just waiting to the end of the year to collect his 10,000 pounds of the wager they made in the first book of the series. Now all he has to do is stay single and to do that he must resist the charms of a certain young lady. Frances doesn't trust him, but she cannot seem to stop thinking about him or lusting after him.
Vivienne writes a suspenseful story that has beautiful moments of tenderness, laughter, a hot love scene that will make you squirm in your chair and a beautiful love story. I really loved this book and I think Vivienne is well on her way to being one of those writers that her books will become keepers that you will read over and over again.