I was extremely disappointed with this story. I enjoyed previous Gayle Callen books but this was tedious and just plain boring.
Although Adam Chamberlin, the Duke of Rothford was intriguing, he became dull and not likeable early in the story. I also did not relate to Faith at all and did not warm up to her immediately, which is an odd thing for me.
All in all, the story was just uninteresting and boring. Both main characters where just blah and stereotypical and I did not see any spark between them. I also really did not think much of Adam despite him trying to right all the wrongs that he did.
I’m hoping Gayle’s next book is more in tune with what I’m looking for.
A duke who needs to be tamed . . . a lady who refuses to be rescued.
Adam Chamberlin was the third son of a duke, known for gambling binges and drunken nights. No one expected anything of him . . . until tragedy strikes. Now Adam is the new Duke of Rothford, determined to right the wrongs he's done. Except a secret in his past means helping the one woman who doesn't want his help at all . . .
It's not every day that a duke introduces himself to a woman sitting by herself in Hyde Park. Faith Cooper is even more surprised when Adam offers her a position as a lady's companion to his elderly aunt. Faith refuses to be beholden to a man again—certainly not this man, who both infuriates and attracts her. But with passion simmering between them, will Faith surrender to forbidden desire?