I want to thank NetGalley and Riverdale Avenue Books for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.
On the surface, Cromwell Stone and Huxley Brigmore loathed each other. From their school days at Eaton to their ascension as peers of the realm, the two dukes could be counted on to be on opposite sides of an argument. However, only a trusted few knew that the passion they shared was deeper and more forbidden than whose horse would win at Newmarket. Not only did they go through women like they changed their cravats, they did it together.
Lady Sophia Hodges’ obsession with tarot cards and the spirit world would have labeled her as odd, if not for the fact the Queen shares her interest. While searching for a connection with her dead mother, she narrowly avoids a scandal with Cromwell Stone. She blames that erotic manuscript she’s been reading in secret for giving her such unnatural curiosities. When Sophia is powerless to stop her father from gambling away their livelihood, and even less able to stop him from arranging a marriage to Stone, she consults her tea leaves and sees a future rife with passion and other confusing portents.
Little did her father know, she secretly loved another duke. Huxley Brigmore never even looked her way, but she had fallen for him ever since he chased off a gang of ruffians who had been about to accost her. Now, she was going to marry his arch enemy, Stone, and be hated by default.
Only it doesn’t work out quite that way as it seems both men are intent on pursuing her and fulfilling every naughty fantasy a well-bred virgin shouldn’t even be having. When the tarot leads the three of them to try to solve a mystery surrounding Huxley’s family, they face peril and forbidden passion in an attempt to find the perfect future.
Review: I give this book 4 out of 5 Steamy Stars!
I really enjoyed this erotic historical MFM Romance. I loved the main character and thought she was my kind of girl! I love how Lady Sophia says “Why don’t they throw library parties where everybody reads books and wears comfy clothes!” I mean, I think I am in love.
I am also in love with the two male main characters of this story as well. This was more of a novella than a full story and that’s great with me, the kind of girl that likes to ‘hit it and quit it’!
I wish this book was a little longer though so that this fantastic characters would have a bit more depth. There also was this enjoyable mystery subplot that made this really fun. Overall, I highly recommend this steamy read especially if your looking for something a little “freaky, freaky”!