After being a widow for 18 months, Lady Grace Pemberton, according to her best friend, needed to get back out there and find someone new and the masque at Vauxhall would help her take the first step. Finishing the night in the arms of a man who finally makes her think she can once again find happiness gives her hope until she sees the man beneath the mask. He’s the man who was responsible for Justin’s death. The man she had vowed to hate forever and now the man who had given her the most passionate kiss she had ever had.
Sheridan, the Marquis of Morvyn, did not want to take his sister to the masque but no one, not even he, could say no to his mother. Thinking he was rescuing his sister he finds himself dancing with another beauty, one that makes him think of the future, of finally committing to one woman and of something more. He was ready to put himself on the market, but for only one woman. But he had to make her see the truth about the past, and trust her with the secrets he knew would not only make her see that he was sincere but might put her in danger from those who still were a threat to them and the nation as well.
This delicious morsel was a great bedtime read to snuggle in with. I loved the interactions between Sheridan and Grace as they skirted around the past that haunted them both while falling head over heels. The added excitement as Grace gets caught up in her best friend Hester’s dilemma and the connection it has to not only their personal lives but that of national security brings an added sense of imminent danger to their situation and a risk to their happiness. I am more than interested in reading the next book in this series and have it cued up ready to go.