Having struggled so hard to become a successful business owner, Jamaica-born Psyché Winthrop-Abeni has no interest in relinquishing her freedom or property to a husband.
But when gentleman Will Barclay comes to her aid, their intense connection tempts her into a thrillingly passionate, temporary affair!
It’s the perfect arrangement…until Will feels honour-bound to propose. His offer is one she’d never dared to dream of, but can she trust Will enough to take the risk?
I received a copy of this book from Mills and Boon via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Psyché forges an independent life in England with the love and support of her Grand-Uncle. As a woman of colour in Regency England, she faces prejudice, from society, for her gender and race, which she overcomes. Living above the business she owns, she risks all to help a runaway heiress escape her controlling father.
Will, secretary to Lord Huntscombe, helps her, and there is an instant connection between the two which intensifies with proximity. Will is at odds with his family’s politics and has a secret which may destroy any chance of happiness with Psyché.
Inspired by actual historical figures and the horror of the trade in human lives in Georgian and Regency England, this authentic story reveals the inhumanity and prejudice lurking behind the glamour and romance of the Regency ballrooms.
The romance is conflicted and passionate, but both protagonists are strong and willing to fight for what is right and what they want, so the outcome is positive.