Helen Ravenel was intrigued with Rhys Winterborne almost from the moment she met him, bonding when she helped nurse him back to health from a devastating train accident that also involved her cousin, Devon. He was just as taken with her, him from humble origins and a man of self made wealth. Rhys asked her to marry him and she accepted, only to have it later fall apart because of a misunderstanding. Now Helen is taking control of the situation and boldly reaching out to Rhys to restore their engagement.
I was looking forward to this story based on what happened in the first book and thankfully it surpassed my expectations. On the surface, these two didn’t seem like an ideal match but fortunately they both looked beyond what everyone else saw and recognized how well suited they were. I loved how they stepped out of their comfort zone to communicate honestly with each other. Their romance was smoldering and their path back to a relationship sensuous and unique.
But, the surprising twists took the story to new heights. They shifted everything, adding a level of suspense and excitement I hadn’t anticipated. The narrator delivered another great performance, giving perfect voice to Rhys and Helen, as well as the other characters critical to the plot. She’s got excellent storytelling skills and I’ll continue listening to this series. The next book has me even more anxious to begin as it crosses over into The Hathaways series and includes the offspring of one of its most controversial characters!
- Release Date: May 31, 2016
- Series: The Ravenels #2
- Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
- Audio Length: 11 hours, 59 minutes
- Publisher: HarperAudio