Friday, May 26, 2017

From Duke Till Dawn by Eva Leigh

The first book in Eva's new Series "The London Underground" is a great read.  The Trope is different in that the heroine, Cassandra is not well born.  She spent her childhood in Debtor's Prison with her Father after her Mother left.  She grew up on the streets of London and was mentored by a criminal who taught her the Confidence Game and she became an expert at swindling people out of their money. She has only known how to survive in the harsh world that she grew up in.  Happy moments are rare in her life.

Alex, The Duke of Greyland has known only duty and honor his whole life.  From a very young age his father drilled into his head the duties, responsibilities of what it means to be a Duke of the Realm.
He was raised by servants and tutors, if his parents loved him it was at best, tepid.  He picked out the perfect young lady to be marry and become his Duchess and bear him children.  The only problem is that she eloped with a poor soldier and left him open to gossip and speculation, which he will not tolerate.  

To prove to Society that he is not hiding and nursing a broken heart he agrees to join his two friends at a new Gaming Hell that has just opened.  While there he hears a woman laugh that brings back the only time in his life where his heart and mind connected with another human being.  She was a widow who he spent time with over two years ago.  The last time he saw her was in his bed after they had made love. He fell asleep with her in his arms and when he woke up the next day she was gone.  It was like he lost his heart and soul when she left.  He never felt that way about a woman ever.

When he finds out that everything he knew about her was a lie, he vows revenge.  But when she comes to him for help, will he be able to turn her away?  The journey that Eva takes these characters on is engaging, intensely emotional and dangerous.  Can they both put aside there prejudices about each other classes and have a HAE.  This is a story of an adventure that will have you reading late into the night.

Received a Complimentary copy for an honest review.

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