Once, she had vowed to marry the Earl of Falconridge. Now, she vows to forget him. After he abandoned her for a life of shrouded secrets, Mara, Lady Pierson, has succeeded in keeping him away, until he appears in London unexpectedly, making her fall in love all over again.
Forced back into Mara’s life by duty, the earl quickly stays for love. He has never forgotten this passionate beauty and never meant to break her heart. But their newfound happiness is endangered—because the Inferno Club demands much of its members, and his vital mission is exposing a deadly plot that could threaten their very lives.
I have not read a Gaelen Foley book and now that I have I wonder where have I been, how could I have not picked one of these up before?
This book was about Mara and Jordan; two people who at one time fell in love but duty won out and they refused to acknowledge how they felt.
Jordan is part of a secret society that is sworn to protect their society and King. When he first meets Mara he is on his way to fulfill one of his first missions. He is torn because he would like nothing more than to leave everything he was trained for and make a life with her, but he can’t turn his back on what he has just been training his whole life to do.
Mara is looking for a way out. She has grown up in a cold, loveless and abusive home and wants nothing more than to escape. She is drawn to Jordan and quickly finds herself falling in love with him. She knows he can be her salvation and save her from the life she is currently in. That is until he walks away from her.
The two don’t meet up again until years later. They have both moved on with their lives. Mara went from one tortured life to another; the only good thing to come from it was her son and the fact that her husband died. Jordan is ready for more out of life, even though he is still fulfilling his duties with the society; he never fell out of love with Mara and is ready to see if she still feels the same way about him.
Their journey to find love again and overcome all the obstacles in their way was an enjoyable one to read. I did struggle with it in the beginning when the author would bounce back and forth from the current time to remembering their back story, it just got a little tedious, but once you are through that the story picks up and grabs you until the end.
I will definitely be adding the rest of these books to my tbr list.