A childhood tragedy had shaped the life of Robert Forsythe, the Duke of Montvale Hall, forever.
He kept himself isolated from the world and the people in it, reveling in his reputation as a monster.
Locked in a world of guilt and grief, nobody had ever been able to break down the walls he kept around him. Nobody had ever tried.
And if being a monster kept everyone away, then a monster he would be.
Abigail Langton was as headstrong as she was mischievous, so it was no surprise that she wasn’t exactly welcomed at Montvale Hall with open arms.
It didn’t take her long to understand why its owner was called a monster.
It took even less time to realize that monster or not, Abigail’s heart called to him in a way she couldn’t deny or understand.
Robert’s world is turned upside down and inside out by the irrepressible Abigail. And try as he might to avoid it, he finds himself drawn to her in ways he doesn’t want. In ways that scare the wits out of him.
Will Robert give in to the temptation that is Abigail? And will Abigail find the heart of the man beneath the monster?
I didn’t realize this was a sweet romance 😣
I’m not sure the hero had enough going for him for me to buy that she fell in love with him despite his constant snapping and rudeness. They didn’t seem to have much in the way of conversation, especially that didn’t end in him yelling.
Not a lot happened in this? One dramatic interaction was… stumbling on the staircase. Another was… disputing wildflowers as decoration. (His antipathy towards the wildflowers was never clear to me.)
Saw the climax coming though I was hoping it wouldn’t go that way… at least it was less dramatic than I was braced for.
Is it not fridging if the female character is killed to traumatize the hero, rather than motivate him? 🤔 I kept waiting for her to come back from the dead.
Got this for free in a stuff your kindle giveaway — hadn’t read this author previously. Not planning to read the next book.