Gisele Whitby and her step-daughter escaped her abusive husband by "dying" in a fiery barge explosion. Now, her husband, Adam Valence, is getting married to a young woman that looks remarkably like Gisele and Gisele will stop at nothing to save an innocent girl from his abuse.
On her way to London, she finds Jamie Montcrief at a tavern and when he performs a heroic dead, Gisele realizes he is the one to help her. Jamie Montcrief is a former Cavalry officer and the bastard son of a Duke. He is perfect for the rescue mission.
There was just the right balance of intrigue, romance and eccentric characters to make this a fun book to read. I felt sympathy for Gisele and loved the creative ways she saved other victims of spousal abuse. The way she got back at her husband was awesome. Jamie is the perfect wounded hero in need of a good woman. It was an unusual twist with the battered wife who is still married and the hero attempting to seduce her.
I loved this novel.
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