Only a desperate mission could bring Leona Montgomery face-to-face with the scoundrel whose dangerous sensuality once sent her fleeing from his arms. Read more...
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Only a desperate mission could bring Leona Montgomery face-to-face with the scoundrel whose dangerous sensuality once sent her fleeing from his arms. But she has under-estimated Christian, Marquess of Easterbrook. As irresistible as ever, his past swathed in mystery, Christian has his own plans for the woman he has waited seven years to claim. Yet once desire reignites, bringing a dangerous secret into the open, Leona will find herself bound to the seductive nobleman in ways she could never have imagined. Seven years have changed nothing: this man can tempt her to ruin with just one touch. With Leona's reputation and hopes for her family's salvation in tatters, she must follow the only course left to her...even as each step brings her closer to a shattering truth and a passion she can no longer live without....
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 37.
- Review Date: 2008-12-22
- Reviewer: Staff
Bestseller Hunter (Secrets of Surrender) weaves a delightful 1800s romance with plenty of steamy passion and opium intrigue. Visiting London for the first time from her home in the Far East, Leona Montgomery is on a mission to secure funding for her brother's trading house and investigate the opium conspiracy that her father believed destroyed much of his business. Leona's lack of connections delays her success until she encounters Christian, marquess of Easterbrook, who was disguised as a commoner when she first met him several years before. He promises to both help her in her quest and sate her most intimate desires, but they both have secrets, and love and passion are fraught with secrecy and suspicion. Hunter has concocted a satisfying tale of desire, deception and privilege. (Feb.)
Sins of the fathers
Madeline Hunter tells a tale of secrets and shadowy conspiracies in her London-set historical, The Sins of Lord Easterbrook. Reclusive hero Lord Easterbrook is surprised when a woman from his past calls at his home in Grosvenor Square. During their time together, he'd kept his true identity from her and it doesn't take him long to discover she isn't looking for him, but for the answer to a mystery that led to her father's death and threatens her family's trading business in Macao. Just like she did seven years before, Leona Montgomery enflames his desires. But she's older and wiser now, and Easterbrook has to struggle to win her trust. Once partnered in bed and out of it, they work together to unravel the mystery that has brought her to London, while the knowledge that she will soon return home to the other side of the world hangs over them. The reader will care deeply for Easterbrook and Leona as they reveal hidden motives and their secret hearts in this sensual and poignant story.