Series: Victorian Rebels #7
Published by Gnarly Wool Publishing on June 2, 2020
Genres: Historical, Romance
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This Knight of the Crown is driven by a painful past and a patient fury… and his entire life is a lie.
Sir Carlton Morley is famously possessed of extraordinary will, singular focus, and a merciless sense of justice. As a man, he secured his fortune and his preeminence as Scotland Yard's ruthless Chief Inspector. As a decorated soldier, he was legend for his unflinching trigger finger, his precision in battle, and his imperturbable strength. But as a boy, he was someone else. A twin, a thief, and a murderer, until tragedy reshaped him.
Now he stalks the night, in search of redemption and retribution, vowing to never give into temptation, as it's just another form of weakness.
Until temptation lands—quite literally—in his lap, taking the form of Prudence Goode.
Prim and proper Pru is expected to live a life of drudgery, but before she succumbs to her fate, she craves just one night of desire. On the night she searches for it, she stumbles upon a man made of shadows, muscle and wrath… And decides he is the one.
When their firestorm of passion burns out of control, Morley discovers, too late, that he was right. The tempting woman has become his weakness.
A weakness his enemies can use against him.
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❝What are you called?❞
❝It doesn’t matter. I’m just a shadow.❞
I loved this story! MORELY stole my heart and PRU earned my respect.
The prologue was magnificent! Setting the stage beautifully for Morely’s character. This tortured man had a truly horrific childhood and could depend only on himself to survive. As an adult, not much changed. Trust didn’t come easy. He learned not to love anything or anyone because all too soon, that which he loved was ripped from him.
❝Sex with him was nothing like she remembered, and everything she’d ever wanted.❞
Pru is feisty, spirited, and born before her time. Stuck living in an antiquated world where her father got to decide to whom she should marry. Love be damned. Knowing she was about to enter into a loveless relationship with a man who would surely place his needs above her own, she set out to have one night where her desires and needs were met. Little did she know, the man hiding in the shadows was not what or who she expected.
Kerrigan wrote one of the best sex scenes I’ve ever read in this book. Aside from being hot, it was tender, reverent, and full of chemistry.
What a clever story about how an intimate encounter and case of mistaken identity turned into a story about love, trust, and respect.