Series: The Ravenel's #2
Published by Avon
Publication Date: May 31st, 2016
Genres: Historical Romance
Also in this series: Cold-Hearted Rake
Also by this author: Sugar Daddy, Cold-Hearted Rake
A ruthless tycoon
Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better . . .
A sheltered beauty
Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable . . . the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…
Marrying Mr. Winterborne
“I can’t be a gentleman,” he said hoarsely. “Not even for you.”
Helen and Rhys story has been one that I’ve been clamoring for every since their appearance in Cold-Hearted Rake. This couple showed such promise for a tumultuous but epic love affair. For the most part they lived up to my own self-induced hype. In fact, it was their raw passion for one another that really resonated with their story.
“Cariad…there’s nothing gentle about how I want you.”
What I loved the most about Marrying Winterborne was how Rhys and Helen interacted with one each other. Besides some killer tension and plenty of sexy times, the way they handled each other was extremely romantic. Then again, I’ve always had a thing for brutish Scots. Rhys is such a man. And I loved seeing Helen coming into her own and getting passed that sort of quiet and meek demeanor we saw in the previous book. There was only one slight issue that I had trouble with and it was for the main conflict of their story.
“Every hair on your head. Every part of you was made to be loved by me.”
The biggest problem I had was the conflict between Helen and the secret she keeps from Rhys. Honestly, it felt a little over the top especially because it could have been resolved with a conversation early on. It felt as almost the drama surrounding them was a tad melodramatic. I think that’s pretty common for books in this genre, but I guess I just expected a little more from Rhy and Helen after that epic buildup in Cold-Hearted Rake. Regardless of those minor issues, this was a great addition to the series and I’m even more excited for Devil in Spring!