About the Book:
Now a widow, Lady Juliet Granworth intends to use the fortune she inherited from her odious husband to build a new life in London. Five years have passed, but she’s never forgotten Max… or his soul-searing kiss. Yet it’s clear the newly-minted Marquess of Thayne has not forgiven her—after all, the infuriating man can barely stand the sight of her. But Juliet has endured far too much to give up without a fight and if it’s a battle of wills he wants, it’s a battle he’ll get.
He hates her for breaking his heart. She detests him for destroying her future. But beneath all the loathing simmers an intoxicating passion that neither can ignore… and the harder they resist, the harder they will inevitably fall.
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When a Reader Loves a Book
This story had everything; intrigue, sexy-times, wit, humor, the haute ton, delicious, possessive nobleman, and an intelligent noblewoman.
The back story was a little annoying, especially since the lack of communication between H/h was at fault for most of their current animosity. If they had just been honest with each other when they met up again, they would've been snuggled up together much sooner. Then again, there wouldn't be all the wonderful tension between them if they had.
So, Juliet's husband was a total douche, treating her like a living Venus di Milo, and making her feel as though she were nothing. She carries her hurt with her when she returns to London and to Max.
Max has always loved Juliet. When she returns to town, he tries and fails to get her to leave again because he doesn't want to lose his heart to her again. His desire to see her gone and her desire to stick around and start a new life are at odds, and boy do they work out their issues in the best way -- hot, illicit sex. Yum.
The tension is palpable, the romance is "awww"-inducing, and the characters are delightful. I would give this book 5 stars, but because the tension weren't AS intense as they could be, and because Max wasn't as possessive as he could have been, I give this book a 4. Seriously Max? Why didn't you fight harder for the woman you love? Why didn't you put your foot down with Bram? Why did you just let him walk all over you and your relationship with Juliet? Suck it up, grow a pair, and kick Bram to the curb!
I cannot wait to get my hands on Ms. Lorret's next book!