I have to admit that I could not finish this book. It did not hold my interest at all. I thought it was too drawn out and the story line could have moved a little bit faster. I understand that the book is historically based, but there are just too many details and not enough about the characters.
Mr. Tolly works for Lord Carey as the go-to person. Anything that needs to be done on the estate, he is the one to do it. He has always been in love with Lady Carey but could not do anything about it because of social standings and that she is married.
Lady Carey married for money. At least that is what her mother told her. The only problem is that she does not love him anymore. Her husband is not the person she once thought he was. He only married her so he could have an heir for his legacy.
Most of the book that I read was about how Lady Carey lives. It talks about how her husband treats her and how she cannot do anything to stop it. The book also talks about how Mr. Tolly would do anything to make Lady Carey happy.
I do not know how the book ends because it did not old my interest past the halfway point. I apologize that I could not give an accurate review on the whole book. I did want to give my honest opinion about it.
The would-be Earl of Ashwood sets his romantic sights on a forbidden prize in the enchanting third novel from Julia London’s addictively sexy new series.
The surprising news that dashing steward Harrison Tolly, illegitimate son of the Earl of Ashwood, is the rightful heir to his father’s estate comes at a most inopportune time. With a wedding on the horizon and a baby on the way, a new life of privilege and prestige would be a blessing but for one problem: his heart belongs to another woman.
Harrison keeps his desires for his employer’s wife, Lady Olivia Carey, so hidden that even she does not know of his devotion. Her callous husband, Marquis Carey, went into a rampage after Olivia’s troublesome younger sister returned from her tour of Spain pregnant, and Harrison impulsively stepped in to save the entire family from scandal. Now, like Olivia, he is trapped in a loveless arrangement. When a tragic accident claims the marquis’ life soon thereafter, can Harrison seize his chance and cast aside one sister for another? Or will doing so expose the Carey family’s darkest secret—and ruin his only chance to win Olivia’s heart?