Louisa North likes her independence very much, despite her royal father’s protests. So when Simon Tremaine, the dashing Duke of Foxmoor, whom she once loved — and had exiled from England — returns bent on marrying her, she’s skeptical. The fire between them burns as hot as ever, but when Simon’s ulterior motive for marriage is exposed, along with the deeply buried secrets of his past, Louisa vows to make him pay . . . and the price will be his heart.
I enjoyed this book a lot more then I did the first in the series. As I expected I felt the first book had too much in back story and it detracted from getting drawn into the story. Not a problem with this story.
Louisa is the most stubborn, independent, and most intelligent heroine I've read about in a very long time. She put Simon, Duke of Foxmoor through a ton of ropes to get his happy ever ending! Simon had a rough childhood thanks to his grandfather's 'teachings'. Louisa has to overcome her broken heart from when Simon betrayed her 7 years prior and her fear of having children. A lot happened in the past and through out this book, they both have to overcome their past issues. I also enjoyed seeing the political mechanics and see Simon find his feelings again!