Description: Lady Elizabeth Hutton will never succumb to the ambitions of a neighboring lord—even after his soldiers imprison the newly orphaned heiress in her own bedchamber. Ever resourceful, the proud beauty has devised a strategy to escape the devil who’s determined to possess her and her great wealth: she will switch roles with her loyal maid so that she can save herself and her people.
Sir John Russell’s love of adventure has always carried him to far-flung places and dangers—and now he must ride to the rescue of the noblewoman he’s betrothed to but hasn’t seen since boyhood. However, it is not his bride-to-be but her bewitching servant who enflames his passion—and Sir John’s desire for the fiery beauty threatens to undermine his sacred, sworn oath, forcing a noble knight into the most devastating choice of his life: between duty and honor . . . or ecstasy and disgrace.
Review: It is a good thing that I read the second book first. If I would have read this to begin with, I probably would have given up on this series. I was so frustrated while reading this book. The character of Elizabeth just irritated me to no end. She just kept blathering on about how great Sir John’s brother was to his face. I had to force myself to finish this one. Needless to say, I really don’t give it many high points. The characters of Lady Elizabeth and Sir John just annoyed me. I would pass this one up.
Score: 2.5 out of 5