My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Thomasina de Ballesteros or Tommy as she’s known is a woman with a mission. She has the whole of London in thrall as a lovely courtesan with a Spanish mother. Her secrets are well guarded and what she does in her own time applause-worthy. Jonathan Redmond has his father’s talent to spot money making schemes from far but being the youngest he is yet to prove his worth and be considered as a serious investor.
Both Tommy and Jonathan are instantly attracted to each other but the romance takes its own sweet time to develop between the two. I loved how the author has shown Jonathan successfully handling his father and the lovely and touching moments with his sister Violet. The cause for which Tommy fights made my heart bleed and that itself is the unique factor of this refreshing historical romance.
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More than one beautiful woman’s hopes have been dashed on the rocky shoals of Jonathan Redmond’s heart. With his riveting good looks and Redmond wealth and power, the world is his oyster—until an ultimatum from his father and a chilling gypsy prophesy send him hurtling headlong toward a fate he’ll do anything to avoid: matrimony.
Intoxicating, elusive Thomasina de Ballesteros has the bloods of London at her feet. But none of them knows the real Tommy—the one with a shocking pedigree, a few too many secrets, and a healthy scorn for rakes like Jonathan.
She is everything Jonathan never wanted. But on one fateful midnight, he’s drawn into Tommy’s world of risk, danger…and a desire he’d never dreamed possible. And suddenly he’s re-thinking everything…including the possibility that succumbing to prophesy might just mean surrendering to love.