TWO DIFFERENT CLASSES, ONE COMMON DESIRE... Lady Bernadette Marie Burton may be the richest widow in England, but like her dreams of finding true passion, her reputation is deteriorating. Cruel gossip, loneliness and hoards of opportunistic suitors have her believing Society couldn't be more vile...or dangerous. So when an attacker threatens her life, she finds safety in the most unseemly of places: the arms of a mysterious, Irish-American gang leader. His fortune stolen, young Matthew Milton is done playing the respectable gentleman. In the slums of New York, only ruffians thrive. But from the moment he arrives in London and encounters the voluptuous Lady Bernadette, he can't help but wonder about the finer pleasures he's missing. Or just how much he's willing to risk-not only to bed her, but to prove his worth...
Delilah is a new author for me and I have been enjoying her Rumor Series.I really have enjoyed all the characters that I have read about its a great cast.Its important to like the characters and found them like-able and engaging . The two main characters Matthew and Bernadette have a great chemistry from there first meeting in the park.Sparks fly with just one look and good conversation.Bernadette's attraction to Matthew is a deadly one and she knows that he is a dangerous man to attach herself to but, she can't seem to help herself.Matthew feels the same way right off the bat he feels that he has met the women of his dreams.From there very first sexual encounter he becomes controlling and protective.
The couples relationship is doomed from the onset.What does he have to offer a lady of her station.He is basically living in the slums of New York City.But,Matthew will surprise you he is not what he seems.He was once a man of wealth and plans to be one again to win Bernadette's heart.
I always have one favorite character and Matthew is mine.He is just and all around great guy who loves children and he protects those with his life that live under his protection.He is talk dark and dangerous and would kill and the blink of a eye to protect someone in need but, he has a soft and compassionate side as well.Michael first to protect the people who can't protect themselves not only that teaches them a better way of life .Who wouldn't want to fall in love with a guy like that?
This was a cute romance read.I found the book to be a page turner not the seat of your pants kind but a fast paced read.The books sexual encounters we brief and endearing so if you only like a book with a little bit of sex this is the read for you.Bernadette was a pleasure to read about she is a women of means but, she surprises us throughout the whole book with her kind heart and understanding.Being in a loveless marriage herself she is a bit shy of marriage now and only wants to live in the moment but, one tall dark and handsome man plans to change her mind as he has a happily ever after in mind for them.
The books has a few twists and turns and a rocky courtship at first but once the tide turns love blossoms and we see that some good can come for the bad.An endearing story about Matthew trying to regain and life he once loss and finding his soul mate to share his new life with.The books a keeper!
Look forward to reading more of The rumor series and I have an I have enjoyed them all.
Forever a Lady Forever And a Day Forever a Lord