Adam Greyhawke lost his wife and babe in childbirth when he was younger. He wants to wallow in his misery away from society until the King's man arrives and tells Adam not only is he the new Earl of Greyhawke but he is the guardian to his young cousin. Adam is forced to rejoin Society and to learn how to be an Earl.
Katharine Wright has longed for a family of her own. She lost her parents and siblings in a tragic accident that injured her. The only men that are interested in her are after her wealth. Adam sees Katharine watching the dancers at a party given by her uncle. He approaches her and asks her to dance. Adam didn't expect Katharine to be unable to dance and their conversation to intrigue him. At dinner, Adam unwittingly puts Katherine in the gossip columns. After the party, he challenges her to dance with him and to push herself to be able. Though Adam didn't intend on falling in love, Katherine gives him hope for a future.
I was hooked from the first chapter. I loved the roller coaster of emotions in this novel. I loved Katharine's spirit. She wasn't afraid to take Adam up on his dare. Adam was a wonderful tortured hero. When he realized that his wife's death wasn't his fault, you could almost see the relief.
I loved how well written this novel was. The supporting characters were great.
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