In a game of cat and mouse, who will won or will it be their fall ...
With so many awesome authors to read, I know I miss some great ones and until now this author was part of them. But omission now corrected.
And what a read it was.
I loved every minutes of my reading, so much I read it in one sitting.
This tale is like a ballet, a pas de deux, as Danby and Eleanor dance around one another. First their approach is with an ulterior motive, trying to pierce the secrets of the other, and while the music starts racing, their circumstances too, making them enemies. Then the rhythm calms down, giving time to observe and getting to know the other.
Danby is devoted to his country, he refuses to let its finances spiraling down because of some greedy hands. So when a dinner party puts in his radar a possible culprit, he jumps straight on the trail. And whatever attractive his prey might be, he will not derive from his path.
He is very certain of his course but his attraction to his quarry unsettles him as as time passes, she no anonymous faceless being but one breathing, living, loving.
Eleanor learned the hard way not everything is easy and respectable in life. To survive, you might have to compromise with your conscience and law. Then the thrill of danger kept her going on when she could have retired. So when one of the crown’s dog comes sniffing at her door, she first think it is just a game until it becomes obvious it could be her downfall.
And worse by the hands of the first man to awaken her heart and soul to strange sensations.
Their waltz toward one another is one of missteps, wrong turns, contretemps until they find the right tune to dance in each other arms.
And while the first part sees the tempo spiraling down, the last one offers a respite to lick their bruises and recoup their losses to awaken rejuvenate with hope.
𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 onscreen detailed foreplays and lovemaking scenes.