With the scandalous nature of her birth to live down, Isabella Fairmont dreams of a proper marriage—even if a passionless one. She saves her deepest desires for the novel she dares to pen, wherein a handsome lord with dark powers seduces her. But then her courtship with an appropriate suitor is threatened by the sudden attentions of the reclusive Earl of Black…whose pale blue eyes and brooding sensuality are exactly as she described in her book.
Isabella tries to resist the mysterious Earl of Black.
Yet as he pursues her, with inexplicable knowledge of her past and kisses that consume her, Isabella fears she will succumb.
If only the earl could tell Isabella the truth. With very real, and treacherous, thieves endangering her life, Black will need to protect Isabella from the very people she trusts the most….
I devoured this book in less then a day, in between playing with my 4 yr old and 20 month old! That must tell you something! The two main characters are Isabella Fairmont and The Earl of Black. Isabella, who's mother was ruined and lived in Yorkshire with her mother and Isabella until both Isabella's mother and grandmother pass along. Isabella's prospects are none existent and one evening she does something stupid an is saved by who she thinks is Lord Death. Years later Isabella is living with her Titled uncle and cousin and is writing a novel about Lord Death. The Earl of Black believes he's cursed due to his families Templar connections and the three tragic deaths he is connected to in his past. You find out that Black is the person who saved Isabella and in fact has been in love with her for 2 years with out even having a conversation with her. This book has a great romance and wonderful mystery. The Templar artifacts have been stolen and Black and the two other Templar descendants are trying to find them and figure out who in their Freemason lodge has betrayed them but Black can't stop his thoughts and actions towards Isabella. I love the secondary story of Isabella's Cousin, Lucy, and Lord Sussex. I can't wait to get the second book and see their romance form and see the next step in solving this mystery of betrayal.