Freya de Moray is many things : a member of the secret order of Wise Women, the daughter of disgraced nobility, and a chaperone living under an assumed name. What she is not is forgiving. So when the Duke of Harlowe, the man who destroyed her brother and led to the downfall of her family, appears at the country house party she's attending, she does what any Wise Woman would do: she starts planning her revenge.
Christopher Renshaw, the Duke of Harlowe, is being blackmailed. Intent on keeping his secrets safe, he agrees to attend a house party where he will put an end to this coercion once and for all. Until he recognizes Freya, masquerading amongst the party revelers, and realizes his troubles have just begun. Freya knows all about his sins—sins he'd much rather forget. But she's also fiery, bold, and sensuous—a temptation he can't resist. When it becomes clear Freya is in grave danger, he'll risk everything to keep her safe. But first, Harlowe will have to earn Freya's trust-by whatever means necessary.
Emile ZOLA : Au bonheur des dames (The ladies' paradise) - Rougon-Macquart #11 - reviews in French and English
I had a bit of a reading slump lately, an everything slump actually, so I haven't been posting, visiting or even watching youtube, no sirrah, but gorging on kdramas. Maybe more sun and heat would have done the trick, but April has been rather cloudy and rather cold, May is not as pretty as it's supposed to be in France so far, so I've been kicking myself to read today as it's a day off and I managed to write all my late reviews - save one that I just remembered now.
I think I'll be back to a normal activity next month, I'll be posting/answering the comments on my blog I think next week, but I have to catch up on work too and spruce up my kitchen. So I'll do my best.
Until then, I hope you are all well and safe and that you're enjoying life !
See you soon !