Even in the quiet countryside he can find no peace...
His idyllic estate is falling down from neglect and nightmares of war give him no rest. Then Devlin St. Just meets his new neighbor...
Until his beautiful neighbor ignites his imagination...
With her confident manner hiding a devastating secret, his lovely neighbor commands all of his attention, and protecting Emmaline becomes Deviln's most urgent mission.
(Terra's Thoughts) Another wonderful read by Grace Burrowes that will tug on your emotions. When I noticed this a few months back I could not wait to get my grubby little hands on it as I did so love Grace's first book, "The Heir". I can tell you that it was soooooo worth the wait but now I fear I will have to wait again as book three doesn't grace our bookstores until October. (Big Sigh) Balderdash!!
Miss Emme is the perfect baker and a delightful woman in general but she can become a little grumpy when a six year old by the name of Winnie doesn't comply with the rules. Emme tries her dearest to hold to her vow of not becoming a jaded woman like her mother and Aunt were but little does she know that passion is not so easily thwarted.
Deviln St. James is Emme's new neighbor and the new Duke. Having inherited his current estate by his family to keep him out of trouble and to bestow a title on him doesn't seem to make our dear Duke all that happy. Unfortunately for him the said estate is in dire need of help and the nightmares of war are a constant in his life. Let's hope that with some TLC for the estate, Deviln's nagging demons and the little waif that keeps showing up that things will come about in due time.
I have to say I really loved this story not only for it's character's which seem to dig themselves right into your heart but also for the wonderful writing style that Grace Burrowes brings to us. Wonderfully vivid, emotional, sensitive and delicate but with a dash of temper and female hysterics makes this such a wonderful treat.
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (June 1, 2011)