Amidst murder and betrayal, destiny and hearts collide when scandal forces a nobleman and a gypsy to marry in this Regency Romance.
Half Romani, half English noblewoman, Evangeline Caruthers is the last woman in England Ian Hamilton, the Viscount Warrick, could ever love—an immoral wanton responsible for his brother’s and father’s deaths. She thinks he’s a foul-tempered blackguard, who after setting out to cause her downfall, finds himself forced to marry her—snared in the trap of his own making.
When Vangie learns the marriage ceremony itself may have been a ruse, she flees to her gypsy relatives, declaring herself divorced from Ian under Romani law. He pursues her to the gypsy encampment, and when the handsome gypsy king offers to take Ian’s place in Vangie’s bed, jealousy stirs hot and dangerous.
At last, under a balmy starlit sky, Ian and Vangie breech the chasm separating them. Peril lurks though. Ian’s the last in his line, and his stepmother intends to dispose of the newlyweds so her daughter can inherit his estate. Only by trusting each other can they overcome scandal and murderous betrayal.
Susana Says: Gotta love a good groveling hero! 5/5 stars!
Part Gypsy, Evangeline Carruthers finds herself besieged with unscrupulous rakes who assume her heritage makes her a strumpet. Based on accounts from his stepmother and sister, Ian Hamilton believes she is indirectly responsible for the death of his older brother. As he watches her dance at ton events, seemingly carefree while his brother is gone forever, he ponders ways of making her pay for her misdeeds.
He never intended to sacrifice himself for the sake of vengeance, but when they are irrevocably compromised and must marry, he finds himself intrigued with the idea of having a passionate woman in his bed. She may be a strumpet, but he’ll make sure she’ll be his strumpet from the day of their wedding on.
Needless to say, the wedding night is a game-changer. Ian is screwed.
The more Ian gets to know the real Vangie, the more desperate he becomes to earn her trust. But there are evil forces at work attempting to keep them apart, and Ian has his work cut out for him if he’s to make their marriage a love match.
This is one of those books you won’t want to stop reading, not even for meals. There were times when I wanted to slap Ian silly for being so gullible as to believe people he should know are untrustworthy, but that’s all part of the learning process. After all the abuse that Vangie has suffered in her life, she too has an uphill battle as she struggles to trust her new husband.
Anyone seeking a new Regency author can’t do better than to check out the talented Collette Cameron.
The Viscount’s Vow releases on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
About the Author
In February 2011, Collette decided to sit down and write a Regency suspense romance. She wrote Highlander’s Hope, the first book in her Blue Rose Trilogy. She has a BS in Liberal Studies and a Master’s in Teaching. She’s been married for 30 years, has 3 amazing adult children, and 5 dachshunds. Her puppy, Ayva, sits on her lap while she writes. Ayva also nibbles at and lies on the keyboard. Collette loves a good joke, the beach, trivia, birds, shabby chic, and Cadbury Chocolate. You’ll always find dogs, birds, quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels.