A wonderful historical romance set in 1890 England that not only gives you a fantastic love story but takes you into the realm of psychics and the paranormal. Séances were all the rage and cons were rampant. Motor cars were experimental. The rich had privileges that lower classes couldn’t imagine. This story takes these interesting historical elements and wraps them into a story that keeps you attention and keeps you wondering what the next twist or turn might be in the plot. This is part of a series but you don’t have to read the previous books to thoroughly and completely enjoy this one. Passions run high as Daniel’s attractions towards Violet has him chasing her into France. Ms Ashley’s Mackenzie men will keep you up all night with their charming ways so expect to lose some sleep.
Daniel Mackenzie takes right after the rest of the men in his family, scandals seem to follow them. But, when he meets Violet Bastien, he is enchanted; not because of her talents as a medium but in her mechanical talents. He wants to learn how her machines work. However, after pressing a kiss on Violet, Daniel finds himself knocked out and left on the street for dead. Violet, sure she’s killed a peer, takes off running with her mother and their maid to France. Changing their names, Violet is sure they won’t be found but she doesn’t know the Mackenzie family! Daniel enlists the help of an uncle to find Violet but can he convince her to share her machines and her affections?
SECOND SIGHT AND SEDUCTION?
Daniel Mackenzie lives up to the reputation of the scandalous Mackenzie family?he has wealth, looks, and talent, and women love him. When he meets Violet Bastien?one of the most famous spiritual mediums in England?he immediately knows two things: that Miss Bastien is a fraud, and that he’s wildly attracted to her.
Violet knows she can’t really contact the other side, but she’s excellent at reading people. She discerns quickly that Daniel is intelligent and dangerous to her reputation, but she also finds him generous, handsome, and outrageously wicked. But spectres from Violet’s past threaten to destroy her, and she flees England, adopting yet another identity.
Daniel is determined to find the elusive Violet and pursue the passion he feels for her. And though Violet knows that her scandalous past will keep her from proper marriage, her attraction to Daniel is irresistible. It’s not until Daniel is the only one she can turn to that he proves he believes in something more than cold facts. He believes in love.