When Brilliana Payne was seventeen, she fell madly in love with Niall Lindsey, heir to the Earl of Margrave. Niall is forced to flee England after killing a man in a duel. He begs Brilliana to go with him or asks her to wait for him. Because of her mother's health, Brilliana tells him she can't leave. Crushed, Niall is forced to flee alone.
Seven years later, Niall returns to England after being pardoned. He is recruited by the government to catch a counterfeiter connected with his former love.
Brilliana was forced by her father to marry another man shortly after Niall was exiled. She is now a widow and wants nothing to do with Niall. Brilliana is furious that she is being forced to work with Niall as his fake fiance to help save her father. Her role brings out her long buried feelings toward Niall and her father.
Will they be able to mend the broken ties that they once shared?
Niall was a wonderful hero. I loved his back story and how his character evolved. Brilliana was one of my favorite heroines. She was determined to save her son's estate and was a devoted mother. I loved how they slowly discovered what had happened and Brilliana was able to trust Niall again.
This was an amazing story that I couldn't put down. I did not want it to end.
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