Evie and Richard have been friends ever since Evie’s coming-out ball. Richard has sworn off love following heartbreak and Evie cannot help but fall for her handsome rescuer.
We follow Evie and Richard over the course of six years, as Evie becomes the darling of the ton and an embittered Richard becomes the scourge of the ton. Evie is forced to take drastic action as her family face financial ruin to secure the man she loves.
The book starts off in a dramatic fashion and over the course of the book, the darker aspects of life in Regency England are detailed in a new and emotive way. It highlights the stark contrast between the ton’s perception of poverty and its realities.
Evie and Richard are well-crafted characters who draw the readers into their lives and you anxiously await their well deserved HEA.
I recommend this book to any reader who loves misunderstood heroes and strong independent women.