by Sally Britton
File Size: 1636 KB
Print Length: 329 pages
Publication Date: May 23, 2019
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All he wants is someone he can trust. All she wants is to belong. But when compromising circumstances force them together, do they have a chance at finding love?
Silas Riley, Earl of Inglewood, is known among his peers in Parliament as the man made of stone. As a wealthy peer, there are few he trusts with his friendship. He guards his heart and his honor with vigilance, and when an accident nearly takes his life, he’s faced with a situation which threatens his standing in society.
Growing up in the shadow of her older brother, Esther Fox’s acceptance in his circle has been indifferent at best. So when she ends up in a compromising situation as she saves the life of her brother’s dearest friend, the Earl of Inglewood, she is forced to marry him to save her own reputation. Once again, she finds herself accepted only because of the situation, and not because she is truly wanted.
Neither are prepared for a loss which further complicates their new relationship. With such a difficult beginning, can they ever hope to understand one another, let alone find love?
This is one of those can’t put down – read in one day – kind of books!
Esther was the unwanted little sister who always tried to follow her brother and his friends around. After gossip surrounding her reputation, she is forced to marry one of those friends but still feels like the unwanted little sister.
Silas is the stone faced Earl who tries to hide his emotions and only cares about doing his duty. He does a lot of things because he feels he is protecting someone, yet he never explains his reasons. As an Earl, he is also used to giving commands and expects to be obeyed.
Silas and Esther both make a lot of mistakes along the way, and they don’t do a great job of communicating with each other. They both have very real feelings and emotions, and I enjoyed seeing them learn more about each other.
There were some predicable things in the book which I will not spoil, but it was still a great book.
I am fairly new to the author Sally Britton. I found that I really liked her complex characters and her style of writing. I look forward to reading more from her.
Grace Everly’s story is next. Discovering Grace comes out in August, and I already have it on preorder. 🙂