4 of 5 stars
This is the third book I've read in the Emperors of London series and it's another enjoyable read from Ms. Connolly. Eve Merton has fallen on hard times since her vicar father had lost all their money before his death. Her mother and Eve live a quiet life in a quiet village and Eve has no expectations that she will fall madly in love with any of the gentlemen who have expressed an interest in her. That all changes when she meets Julius Vernon, a proposed business man, who has many secrets. From the moment Julius rescues Eve on a dark country road, he is drawn to her and is determined to make her his.
I thought the brief courtship of Julius and Eve played out well--intimate walks in the woods, searing kisses and the potential for so much more. Ms Connolly does a very good job of fleshing out more about the Emperors of London, especially Julius' mother. Eve is a strong character and I very enjoyed that she held her own when she was finally introduced to the Vernon family. No spoilers here. You'll have to read the book to find out the fate of Eve and Julius. The book can be read as a standalone, but to understand the full background of the story, other books in the series should be read as well.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This book will be available for sale on October 11, 2016.
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