Wow! Hot from chapter ONE!
Ten years ago, the Earl of Hawkhurst arrived home to find his son's nursery engulfed in flame. His wife and young son were in the corner dead of smoke inahalation. As he is carrying their bodies out of the house, a beam falls on him and leaves Hawk scarred. He leaves England for the Guardian stronghold on the Isle of Cyrene. Now, Hawk has returned to England so he can marry the great niece of the leader and assume the role of leader. However, Lady Skye Wilde has a different idea. After talking to her Aunt Isabella (who had been married to a member of the Guardians), Skye knows that Hawk is the perfect husband for her. She shows up at his house in the middle of a rainstorm and sets out to seduce Hawk.
The characters of Skye and Hawkhurst were well developed. Skye knows what she wants and has very unique ideas and knowledge about what happens between a man and a woman. The secondary characters are also well developed. I felt invested in Skye's mission to find her Uncle's missing lover. When the lady is found, I was thrilled that Uncle Cornelius and Rachel got their own HEA.
This was the third in a series. I loved how it was able to stand on it's own. I have read too many third in a series where I felt like was way outside on a very funny inside joke.
I give this a five out of five stars!
I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley! Thank You!