The author’s background shines through in this beautifully articulated old English story. The tone of the dialog and narrative never deviates from the old English style. I truly felt like I had travelled back in time. The language painted the time period outstandingly well.
The romance was scintillating. The connection between the characters was intense.
However, I had issues with the plot. The crux of the story revolves around a woman being stubborn and materialistic. I did not care for the character. In fact, I felt no investment in her happiness and thus became detached from the story.
With the shadow of scandal looming over her, the countess, Loraine Durant, had to stay away from Garth Evans.
Loraine Durant, widowed Countess of Crawford, lives her life for her toddler son, the heir of the late count. But the world seems to go out of its axis when she lays eyes on the new breath-taking footman. She fights arduously the flaming attraction she feels for him, deeming it inappropriate, failing notoriously. With the shadow of scandal looming over her, she had to stay away from him. When she discovers he is much more than a servant, it is too late and he already hates her.
Garth Evans is the bastard son of a Marquis, trying to make his unprivileged way in the world and holding back from trouble with women. Being constantly in the presence of the Countess proves to be a hellish temptation and he can hardly keep his hands off her. After they part, he thinks she is as whimsical and frivolous as any other lady of her rank. Now, he hates her for all she represents. Wrenching passion threatens to break his resolve to keep her at arm’s length, his desire for her about to burst at any moment.
to Lisa Torquay
Lisa Torquay comes from a multi-cultural family. She graduated in History and got a Master degree in British Empire. She has worked as an English and History teacher at high schools. She got married to a Norwegian and moved to Norway, where she lived for three years. Writing has been her passion since she was thirteen. She hopes you enjoy her books and would love to know your opinion about them.