I was a bit iffy about whether to pick up "The Heiress's Deception" because I'm not usually a fan of second chance romances that involve betrayal. I'm glad I did though, because Eve and Calum's story is sweet, with two people who both try very hard to do the right thing. I liked how tough Eve could be when she had to be, especially since she's goes about it in such a quiet way. She's not the usual sort of fiery, super intelligent heroine; Eve works hard at what she does and I love her the more for it. I also liked that Calum was very reasonable about what happened way back when and there wasn't this big drawn out to-do about how she betrayed him, etc etc etc.
It's just Eve and Calum, all grown up, falling in love with each other again.
"The Heiress's Deception" was a great read and I'm looking forward to picking up the other books in the series.
In the final installment of USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell’s Sinful Brides series, a runaway heiress entrusts her fate to the man she betrayed.
Lady Eve Pruitt has never forgotten her childhood friend, the young pickpocket Calum, who she feared had been condemned to the gallows. Now, years later, Eve is the one in danger. Her brother, made desperate by gambling debts, threatens to steal her inheritance, and Eve has no choice but to run.
Under an assumed name, she takes a job as a bookkeeper at the notorious Hell and Sin Club. Nothing in this bawdy den shocks her more than discovering that her employer is none other than Calum. Keeping her identity a secret is one thing—but hiding her feelings for him is another.
As Calum becomes increasingly taken with the strangely haunting beauty, he looks forward to exposing her mysteries. But when her masquerade is revealed, it’s left to Eve to prove that her desire for him is no deception.