I was gifted a copy of this book. Zachary Nash, Marquess of Hawkridge has inherited an impoverished marquisate and because of that must walk away from the only girl he has ever loved. Ten years later, he collides with Miss Faith Digby at a dinner. He has never stopped loving Faith. But Faith is filled with hurt and a bitter secret. Can Hawk and Faith ever renew their love or will anger and hurt win out in the end?
Absolutely loved this book by Ms. Ridley. Ridley develops a story line and characters with layer upon layer of complexity. Like peeling an onion, the reader is lead down a path that is never predictable but very pleasing.
“The years had been both cruel and kind. His jaw was stronger, his muscles more defined, his shoulders wider…But the jacket that contained them was faded from repeated use and worn at the seams…. His cheekbones and jaw were impeccably free from whiskers, leaving nothing to distract the eye from that full, sensual mouth Faith remembered so well. His hair was the same dark brown and perfectly coiffed, his eyes the same long lashed hazel, brilliant and captivating. But she would not let herself be captivated. Not again. Not by one such as him.”
I highly recommend this book – actually all of the books in this series. Even though they can be read as stand alones…the stories are richer when read in a series.