Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend!
It was rainy in Chicago on Sunday, which was the only excuse I needed to curl up on the couch and spend the afternoon lost in a book. I had trouble finding the right one for my mood, but finally settled on The Bride Wore Scarlet by Liz Carlyle.
Title: The Bride Wore Scarlet
Author: Liz Carlyle
Publisher: HarperCollins US
Format: Personal copy eBook
From the back of the book:
Passion and secrets simmer behind the elegant façade of Victorian London in another deliciously intriguing novel featuring the mysterious men of the St. James Society.
Anaïs de Rohan has faced danger in her past, but never anything so great as posing as the new bride to one of the St. James Society’s most magnetic—and ruthless—leaders. But Lord Bessett’s bold challenge to prove herself worthy of joining his secret all-male society is impossible to resist. So she daringly agrees to travel with the enigmatic nobleman on a dangerous mission to save one of their own—a little girl with a frightening gift.
Soon intrigue swirls about them, drawing them ever closer. And Anaïs quickly realizes that the intimacy of sharing Lord Bessett’s bedroom is proving a temptation impossible to resist. As for Bessett himself—well, he might be a soldier sworn to the Society, but he certainly isn’t anyone’s saint…
Anaïs is not the kind of girl who needs rescuing. In fact, if you were in danger, you would want her on your side. Having been trained most of her life to be a Guardian, this is her chance to prove that she has what the St. James Society needs. She’s worked hard to hone her skills and is quite capable of taking care of herself and those that the Guardian’s protect.
I don’t have anything against a good knight-in-shining-armor-rescues-the-damsel-in-distress romance (I read those, too), but there is something quite refreshing about a woman who can hold her own in any situation without sacrificing her femininity.
The Bride Wore Scarlet combines two of my favorite reading subjects: spying and romance. It was a great way to spend my rainy Sunday afternoon! I gave this Lazy Day E-Scape four sunshines!
What books did you read this weekend? Please share with us in the comments!