One mistake ruined her…one man can redeem her!
When an ill-fated affair left Beatrice Penrose with more than just memories, she fled to Scotland to raise her son away from society’s eyes. But the past catches up with her…and Preston Worth is impossible to deny when he’s sent to bring her home.
Preston has known Bea since childhood, but only now does a forbidden and unexpected desire spark between them. And when Beatrice and her baby’s life are threatened he makes her an offer of protection she can’t refuse…as his wife!
Even though this is book 4 in the Wallflowers to Wives series it can easily be read as a standalone although I am intrigued as to how all of this group of friends found their happy endings.
I liked the fact that Beatrice and Preston were lifelong friends as I think their connection seems so much more realistic and believable. They have a strong chemistry that is both romantic and sizzling at times. Beatrice is strong and is a great mother always putting her son first so she is a completely likeable character just for that alone. Preston makes a great leading man who is determined to protect his friend. Then throw in feelings that get complicated and you get an entertaining story that drew me in. You also have the all important villain who is pretty despicable and you really can't help but hate!
The story moves along at a pretty good pace, one of the best things about the story is that it isn't a typical historical romance. Mainly due to the heroine having a child out of marriage which at that time was completely unacceptable. I liked how Bronwyn Scott got around this issue as I wasn't sure how it was all going to play out.
Friendship, love and desire!
With thanks to Mills and Boon & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.