Colin is the ninth Duke of Greystoke, head to one of the most powerful noble families in England. Anna Silverstone is a workhouse girl, a supposed illegitimate nobleman’s daughter. The journey through a doomed relationship has its poignant, bright moments. I enjoyed Anna’s optimism and grit. Anna went through heartbreak over and over yet comported herself with grace. I had a more challenging time warming to Colin. I wished he’d had more of a backbone. However, his inner journey to self-realization seemed genuine. The couple had a definite spark, and the bond grew, especially towards the end.
The plot was troublesome at times; the unlikelihood of such a match is evident. However, the storyline produced believable emotion and motivation in the characters. I rooted for Colin and Anna’s happily-ever-after. This was a solid start to a new series full of sparkling romance.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Publication Date: January 4, 2022