This is not my first time reading Joan Avery so I thought I knew what to expect. What a bunch of twist and turns! I could not put this book down! I finished it in one seating. Since I read so many romance novels I thought that I had it all figured out. I thought I knew what would happen in the storyline, but I really did not. The author had a lot of surprises in store.
First, our heroine Elizabeth Malfonte is a widow. She is traveling to Granada when she takes a two year position as a governess. Elizabeth has recently lost her husband, a soldier. She is all alone with no one to turn to. When she arrives in Granada there is one event after another!
Our hero-Geoffrey Worth. I disliked him so much I thought I would never be able to like him. I kept thinking “what a disgusting, horrible man!” That I ended up loving him at the end is a testament to this author! Avery really ripped my heart out and grabbed my full and undivided attention! There were so many layers to this story that I kept just thinking “wow, I did not see that coming!”
I’m not the only one that did not like our hero. Elizabeth is also repulsed by Geoffrey. He is a cold and horrible man who treats his only daughter so callously and so cold. It’s difficult to understand him. As Elizabeth and Geoffrey spend time together they come to understand each other. Both Elizabeth and Geoffrey carry many secrets with them. Many aspects of Geoffrey’s past come back to “haunt.”
Overall, this was a very good book. Both the hero and heroine were intriguing. I loved their chemistry but also their ability to heal each other and to come together. There were parts that my heart ached for them. There is a lot of drama in this book and sometimes it’s very dark but I could not put it down! I highly recommend this book and really enjoyed it. It will definitely be a book that I remember.