Fate Brought Them Together.
Newly widowed, Bronwyn Parrish's fortune has been spent settling her late husband's debts—thanks to an unscrupulous business manager—and now there's nothing left. Society has no place for a woman without means, and with nowhere to turn, Bronwyn is lost…until, from out of nowhere, a handsome gentleman steps in and makes her an offer she can't refuse.
Will Desire Tear Them Apart?
Secrets and subterfuge are in Marco Black's blood. As one of Nemesis, Unlimited's most senior agents, Society women aren't his usual cup of tea. But Marco's sixth sense tells him that there's more to Bronwyn than meets the eye…and he wants to help the brazen beauty retrieve her lost fortune. But is his attraction to her worth the risk? His mission will lead him all the way to Les Grillons, France's most ruthless crime syndicate. Soon, Marco and Bronwyn will find themselves facing a danger that could cost them their lives—and a passion that is priceless.
Nemesis is a secret organisation run by men and women determined to right wrongs and fighting for justice. It doesn't matter who you are, if you need help then these dedicated men and women will move heaven and earth to be there for you. Bronwyn is recently widowed but can't quite understand just what's happened to the money she and her late husband had. Bronwyn may have led a sheltered and privileged life, but she realises something just doesn't add up. Left destitute, she prepares to leave her home one last time. A strange man appears, informing her he and those he works with have heard of her plight and just might have a solution. Bronwyn reluctantly agrees to listen to the enigmatic Marco, but what she hears changes her life.
Marco has a knack for espionage and has learned to use his skills to his advantage. He abhors injustice and so secretly works to help those who have been oppressed. When Bronwyn's plight is brought to his attention, he's pretty sure the man her late husband entrusted with their fortune has embezzled it but proof is needed. Bronwyn is the only one who can identify the thief and so the hunt is on but there's just something about the young widow that appeals to Marco. Bronwyn has steel in her backbone and music in her heart, but Marco has no time for romance or does he?
I really enjoyed Wicked Temptation and found it quite unexpected. It's a very entertaining story that takes the heroine Bronwyn on quite a journey both in terms of travel but most importantly on a voyage of self discovery! She lives in a time when appearances and rules are everything but polite society isn't always kind. Marco sees a wildness in her that has been hidden and as they spend more and more time in each other's company Bronwyn is like a butterfly leaving her chrysalis behind.
Wicked Temptation was fast paced and filled with suspense and romance. A passionate awakening that just felt right and a couple you just want to cheer for. Loved the historical details. I personally hated the way women were perceived as little more than chattels but the author has done an excellent job of bringing those outdated views into her storyline. An intelligent heroine paired with a hero filled with depths, fabulous!
Wicked Temptations is $5.88 in paperback and the Nook book is $7.99. At Amazon, the paperback is $5.78 and the Kindle edition is $7.59.