3 of 5 stars
Nicholas Bateman, the Duke of Kilve and Violet, Lady Pendleton met 8 years ago and fell in love. However, Violet's parents objected to the union and married her off to Lord Pendelton, a horrible man. Nick suffered unimaginable loss in the intervening 8 years, but he blames Violet for the beginning of all his bad luck. When she left without a word, he was devastated and events spiraled out of control after that.
I'm a fan of Ms. Burke, but I have to say that I didn't like Nick very much. Suffering from PTSD and probably depression is a difficult subject to tackle and I understand that, but when Nick did something unconscionable, I no longer was routing for him. I did like Violet although she forgives Nick way too easily and that kind of ruined it for me. I thought she had more backbone. While this isn't my favorite book from Ms. Burke, I do enjoy her stories and recommend them to fans of Regency Romance.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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