Isabel Crisp has lived at St. Bartholomew's School for Girls for as long as she can remember. Her uncle, Lord Thornton was too busy for her to come to his home during school breaks. Her Aunt Lilith has come to get her along with Lord Lynford.
When she is nearly abducted as she left the school gate, they took her to the house of Viscount Jason Ellis. As a member of the Brotherhood of the Sword, Jason is sworn to protect Isabel once it is revealed she is the last remaining member of the royal family from the island nation of Saldania and she is being used in a plot to usurp the throne from Victoria.
When Isabel realizes that the easist was to stop the attempts is to find a husband, she asks Jason to marry her. Jason agrees to a marriage in name only but he is having a difficult time keeping his hands off his beautiful and tempting wife.
What a splendid book. When I wanted to shake Jason for being so over the top with his situation, Isabel balanced it out by falling in love with Jason for who he was and wanting a real marriage. There was a quiet sensuality to the book that flowed through the pages once Jason met Isabel. I was on the edge of my chair with wanting to know what was going to happen next but not wanting the book to end.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.