Viscount Lindenhurst cannot seem to find a governess who meets his impossible standards—until Cecelia Sanford becomes the first woman to interrupt the widower’s brooding in years. Lind had returned home from the Napoleonic wars, broken in body and soul and longing for his wife’s embrace, only to find her changed. Before they could reconcile, an accident struck their son and claimed her life. Now enter Cecelia, with her soft curves and sharp tongue—a tempting distraction, it is true, but not a welcome one.
Past the usual marrying age and haunted by a scandal of her own, Cecelia soon finds herself caring for both the child and the man. The viscount is brittle and even abrupt at times, yet she cannot deny the attraction that stirs her body in his presence. Moved by the deep sense of abandonment that tortures his soul, Cecelia aches to fully awaken Lind’s heart from its rancorous slumber—if she can just keep their pasts from destroying a second chance at love.
Once I started reading, I couldn't stop. Cecilia is an interesting character. She has made some mistakes and is trying to make up for them. She is trying to prove to her brother that she can take care of herself while keeping her past scandal hidden. She is hired as a governess by her brother's old friend Lind who is extremely difficult to work for. Their attraction makes things even more difficult, as does the fact that Lind can't let his past go. I enjoyed this book and I think other fans of steamy historical romance will enjoy it as well.
My Rating: ****
Steam Factor: !!!!
My Source: NetGalley
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