Heathcote Montague has devoted his life to managing his life to wealth of London’s elite, but at a huge cost: a family of his own. Then the enticing Miss Violet Matcham seeks his help, and in the puzzle she presents him, he finds an intriguing new challenge professionally… and personally.
Violet, devoted lady-companion to the ageing Lady Halstead, turns to Montague to reassure her ladyship that her affairs are in order. But the famous Montague is not at all what she’d expected – this man is compelling, decisive, supportive and strong – everything Violet needs in a champion; a position to which Montague rapidly lays claim.
But then Lady Halstead is murdered and Violet and Montague, aided by Barnaby Adair, race to expose a cunning and cold-blooded killer… who stalks closer and closer. Will Montague and Violet learn the shocking truth too late to seize their chance at enduring love?
I have never read any of Stephanie Lauren’s book before, if your interested in reading about a mystery with a love story on the side this is the book for you. The story did hold my attention as I wanted to find out who the murderer was and it took me back to the regency period which Stephanie captured brilliant. Personally I want to read Stephanie’s previous novels as she did keep referring to characters from them but it was a good read one I would recommend if your into historical fiction.