I wanted to read this story:
1) The cover. If y'all don't know I'm a pink girl. Love the color pink and any other girly color you can find.
2) The story intrigued me. Seriously. Here's what I mean:
You have two people that should stay away from each, because there family hate each other. Some of you might think of Romeo & Juliet, but I actually think of the Hatfields and McCoys. Then again Romeo & Juliet might work because one family does work in theater.
In 1665 there was a young woman, by the name of Mary St. Clair and she ended up marrying John Huntington. Which brings the St. Clair and Huntington families together. However, her tale is a sad one, which tore the two families apart.
Jump ahead to 1847, we meet are heroine, Sophia Huntington Westman, trying to make another escape this time from the wicked Lord Hammond. Yes, he is charming and handsome, but there is something that doesn't sit well. Seriously, I got the heebie-jeebies from him and I'm just reading the book.
Anyways, Sophia makes her escape from Baden-Baden to Paris where she meets up with an old friend and starts working with her. Along the way, she meets a blast from her past, Dominic St. Clair. These two know that they should stay away from each other, but each of them is drawn to the other (like a moth to the light).
Throughout the book you have a sad undertone to the story. Sophia wants nothing more than to be accept for who she is, but her family doesn't understand her. Which leaves her to be lonely in so many ways. Being a niece of a Duke doesn't help the situation, especially when they expect her to be meek and biddable. Kind of hard when she has a free spirit that just wants to be free. She was born into the wrong family.
Dominic St. Clair use to be so charismatic until he lost his betrothal and is living a shadow of himself. Yet, I love how Sophia strikes something back to life in him. In away, both of them similar in so many ways.
Even though you have the sad undercurrent, this is a really good book. I mean with her trying to escape Lord Hammond and trying to find who she really is. Plus, you have the feud. However, I think there is hope that one day the Huntington and St. Clair feud will disappear. I think the families are destine to come back together and I hope that is true. Not only that, I really do hope that we will see more St. Clairs finding happiness and who knows they might destine to be with a Huntington. So, if you are looking for something to read, you might want to checkout Two Sinful Secrets by Laurel McKee.