TRUE AS FATE
Lady Chloe Ashford detests going to balls, loathes social pretense, and finds the very idea of hunting for a husband obscene. But she has an even more scandalous secret: she once helped an American -- the enemy -- escape from Dartmoor Prison. Now it's three years later, and Ross Trenerry is back -- and in trouble again. So is her traitorous heart. He doesn't know she's the one responsible for sending him to a second prison, and she has no intention of telling him.
A former privateer, Ross's legendary luck has finally run out. Only one woman lies between him and freedom. He desperately needs Chloe's help to prove he hasn't committed treason, but he's distracted by the passion that flares between them.
They set out on a cross-country adventure together to prove Ross's innocence, but peril soon dogs their heels. As they race to reach their appointed rendezvous on time, they must fight their growing attraction and focus on discovering who is behind this deadly plot. Will they finally admit their love and put the pieces together before it's too late?
published in 2017
My thanks to my public library for keeping me in astounding retro reads like this one!
Treachery, intrigue and forbidden love in Regency England. SQUUUEEEEPPP! Grab the smelling salts and a sturdy fan and dust off the fainting couch because Ross Trenerry will definitely make you weak in the knees. Be still my heart. But, oh my, Eakes puts this hero and heroine through some nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat action in their desperate bid to clear Ross's name and restore order to the Ashford household.
Mind you, there's also ample time for some toe-curling scenes hence the warning for the necessary romance reading accoutrements. Chloe is harboring feelings for a man she knows she can never have and he thinks his heart belongs to another. Talk about emotional angst! But how can Ross resist the ever resourceful Chloe? She's stubborn and brave and does her share of the rescuing. And she's intense! Not at all the kind of fragile, lighthearted lady he thinks he's attracted to. Such a conundrum for a hero on the run! And Eakes barely gives him a second of respite so he can figure it all out. Tense drama right to the very last page and then the reward of the sweetest epilogue ever to soothe our bruised hearts.
True as Fate is the second book in the Ashford Chronicles series and pretty much takes off where My Enemy, My Heart left off. It can be read as standalone, just be prepared to feel a bit discombobulated by events at first if you haven't read book one. No worries, though, it will all soon come clear and you'll have no problem following this breathtaking plot. And once you've begun you'll be hard pressed to stop until you reach the swoonworthy ending! Blissful Sigh!
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