About the Book
In the third standalone novel, Lady Sabrina finds herself falling in love with gambler and rake, Harry Stillman. But the closer they become, the more she risks him discovering a secret that could destroy everything.
A Mayfield Family Romance – Vol. 3 in the standalone series
Lady Sabrina endured an abusive marriage, a miscarriage, and early widowhood to emerge as a smart, successful, confident woman who found a way to make her mark in a man’s world. She has friends and purpose, but cannot hide from the emptiness she feels when the parties are over and the friends have gone home to families she will never have.
Harry Stillman may be charming and handsome, but he’s a gambler and a rake who has made a mockery of his privileges. He turns to the mysterious Lord Damion for financial relief from his debts, but still ends up beaten nearly senseless by thugs and left in an alley.
When Lady Sabrina comes upon Harry after the attack, she remembers the kindness Harry once showed to her six years ago and brings him to her estate to heal. Though their relationship begins on rocky footing, it soon mellows into friendship, then trust. But Lady Sabrina needs to keep Harry at a distance, even if he is becoming the kind of man worthy of her heart. After all, she is keeping a secret that, if exposed, could destroy everything she’s so carefully built.
“Uplifting…Kilpack flips the typical Regency romance script, with the heroine rescuing the hero. Kilpack’s strong, upright heroine who finds a way to claim her power in Regency society sets this love story apart. This magnetic tale will appeal to fans of emotional romance.”
Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
It’s not often that the hero of a book has fallen so far from grace, they have to claw and climb their way back. Yet, that’s exactly the hero Josi S. Kilpack created in Rakes and Roses.
Harry Stillman gambles in an attempt to save his home and drinks to numb the pain of losses that are stacking up. He owes one man a lot of money but is offered a way out through Lord Damion.
Though I enjoyed the story, this wasn’t my favorite in the series. Harry has so much to redeem himself for, it was tough to believe Lady Sabrina, who is older and wealthier than Harry as well as endured an abusive marriage, would fall for this man. Yet, stranger things have happened.
This story focuses mostly on Harry’s story of change and redemption, and I missed more of the character development lacking in Sabrina.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.