Published: February 25th 2020
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Length: 368 pages
Her first marriage was an epic failure.
Lady Avalon Warwyck never did love her husband. Arrogant, selfish, and cruel, it’s a blessing when she’s widowed and left to raise her son all by herself. Finally, Avalon can live freely and do the work she loves: helping fallen women become businesswomen. She’s lived these past ten years with no desire to remarry―that is, until Mr. Devan Farris comes to town.
Can he convince her to take another chance at happily ever after?
Devan Farris―charming vicar, reputed rake, and the brother of Avalon’s son’s guardian―is reluctantly sent to town to keep tabs on Avalon and her son. Devan wishes he didn’t have to meddle in her affairs; he’s not one to trod on a woman’s independent nature and keen sense of convictions. But she’ll have nothing to do with vicar with a wild reputation―even though he’s never given his heart and body to another. If only he could find a way to show Avalon who he really is on the inside―a good, true soul looking for its other half. But how can prove that he wants to love and care for her. . .until death do they part?
This is the sixth in the series, but each one can be read as a standalone with only some overlap of characters.
I prefer others in this series, but it was still an okay read. One thing I have to applaud the author for. the characters actually speak to each other. They don’t allow miscommunication to hinder their relationship. They are honest with each other. I hate it when most of the conflict can be resolved with a simple conversation. Avalon and Devan are adults and are willing to communicate.
While there are some exciting moments in this book overall, I found it to be forgettable. I will still continue with the series. Hopefully, they will be more enjoyable.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.