This is the story of a spoiled daughter of a Duke, Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox, who has insulted and humiliated other debutantes, basked in the admiration of every man and used them for her own enjoyment and then dumped them when they were no longer amusing. Usually a character like her would be used in a story as the Nemesis of the heroine but in this story she is the heroine.
She is kidnapped and the man her father sends to find her and save her is Sir Brook Derring, a private investigator and the man who fell in love with her years ago, whom she had rejected. Now she is in big trouble and the only one who can help her is Brook, but can he put aside his feelings of dislike and disdain and rescue Lila. Of course he does and in the process of trying to protect her he comes to know a different Lila, and she is not anything like the unfeeling, cruel young lady who had laughed in his face and broke his heart. Can he protect her without falling for her again, the first time it had taken years to forget her, but now she is a different woman and he is beginning to fall for her again.
This is a wonderful story of how the events in a person's life can change them and that there is always that second chance to find love and happiness.
Shana is a gifted writer who knows how capture your attention from the first word to the last. Her love scenes are sensual and beautiful, the action exciting and her characters are wonderfully complex, inviting and smart.
Now I have to go back and read the other three books in this series
I loved every word!
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher for an honest review.