Sabrina Jeffries could write my grocery list and turn it into a riveting tale of love and passion. I swear I've yet to find a story of hers that disappoints, and this one definitely does not. Brilliana Trevor and Niall Lindsey are a couple I could not get enough of. I'm a big old sucker for romance and when these two got a second chance and love a couldn't help but hold my breath and hope that things would work out as they should. Missed opportunities and misunderstandings make for some delicious tension between our lead couple but it cannot compete with the attraction and the genuine caring. The cast of characters in this story are engaging and entertaining and transport me to a time and place when life seemed a little simpler but a lot more glamorous for some. I loved how the action, adventure and intrigue went hand in hand with the romance and the heat as well as the brilliant bantering between the lead couple. Sometimes it is the little details that completely won me over like Niall's reaction to the toddler's tears or his patient actions in demonstrating how to properly close a jack in the box to the child. I liked that when we were first introduced to the pair they were both so young and I enjoyed seeing how their characters changed and matured and how some things never changed. If you are a fan of historical romances this is a must read.
The Story: Brilliana Trevor was forced to marry another after the young man she loves flees England after a fateful duel. Now years later Niall Lindsey is an Earl with a pardon and Brilliana is a young widow, however misunderstanding and mistrust leave the two at cross purposes. Now they must work together to uncover a traitor and maybe rediscover what they once meant to one another.
Complete with the signature charm, “delectably witty dialogue…and scorching sexual chemistry” (Booklist) she is known for, New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is back with the fourth romance in the Sinful Suitors series!
When Niall Lindsey, the Earl of Margrave, is forced to flee after killing a man in a duel, he expects his secret love, Brilliana Trevor, to go with him, or at the very least wait for him. To his shock, she does neither and sends him off with no promise for the future. Seven years and one pardon later, Niall returns to England disillusioned and cynical. And being blackmailed by the government into working with his former love to help catch a counterfeiter connected to her father doesn’t improve his mood any. But as his role as Brilliana’s fake fiancé brings his long-buried feelings to the surface once again, he wonders who is more dangerous—the counterfeiter or the woman rapidly stealing his heart.
Forced to marry another man after Niall was exiled, the now widowed Brilliana wants nothing to do with the reckless rogue who she believes abandoned her to a dreary, loveless life. So having to rely on him to save her father is the last thing she wants, much less trusts him with....But as their scheme strips away the lies and secrets of their shared past, can she let go of the old hurt and put her pride aside? Or will the pleasures of their renewed passion finally enable them both to rediscover love?