Charming rascal Tristan Northwood seems to have it all: an ancient name, a noble inheritance, a lovely wife, and a son he adores. Women love him, men admire him, and it seems there is nothing he can't do, whether it's seducing a society wife or winning a carriage race. Little does society suspect that the name means nothing to him, the fortune is in his father's controlling hands, and he has no interest in his wife except a very distant friendship. Society bores him, and he takes dares because he only feels alive when he's dancing on the edge...until his wife's brother comes home from the wars.
Decorated war hero Major Charles Mountjoy jerks Tris out of his despair by inspiring feelings of passion Tris had never suspected himself capable of. Almost as terrifying as those feelings for Charles are the signs Charles might return his affection - or, even worse, that Charles sees the man Tristan has been trying so valiantly to hide from the world.
©2011 Rowan Speedwell (P)2012 Rowan Speedwell
Firstly I must state strongly that I love Paul Morey's readings of other books I've got and I wish he'd been used for the 3rd volume of "Matter of Time" but that's another review!
I loved the story line of this book but oh how I wish they'd used an english reader or at least taken some time to check pronunciations - there are a large number of "odd" pronunciations - some of which come up time and again.
Leicestershire is pronounced Lester-sher
Spittlefields - Spit-el-fields
Tripos - Try-pos
Lieutenant - Lef-tenant
There were a couple of one-offs that had me laughing out loud.
For a booked based mostly in England to an English listener these become rather intrusive and detract from the overall enjoyment of what is an endearing story.
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