“The only one who can help her is the man who broke her heart.“
Courtney McCaskill ~ How to Train Your Viscount
Four years ago, Lady Caroline Astley took one look at Henry Greville, Viscount Thetford, and fell horribly in love, in that particular way you can only fall in love at the age of fifteen.
He didn’t just reject her. He humiliated her.
But now, in a stroke of rotten luck, he’s the only one who can help her.
It turns out that the “paste” pendant she borrowed from her sister Anne, was no fake. It’s actually an ancient Egyptian amulet, and now Anne wants to auction it off to save hundreds of widows and orphans. What Caro can’t bear to tell her sister is that the necklace was stolen from right around her neck.
Caro has a few clues, but she doesn’t know an amulet from an obelisk, and the trail has gone cold. Guess who grew up in a house stuffed with Egyptian artefacts? Caro may despise Henry, but she needs him if she’s going to track down the thieves. Which begs the question of which is worse: letting down the orphans or risking her heart all over again.
This was an absolute romp of a book.
Yes it was predictable, yes it was unrealistic. But you know what? I didn’t care.
It was fun, engaging and downright filthy. What’s not to like?
McCaskill has a way with words and doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Characters are well-rounded, likeable and flawed. Caro is a strong, confident (albeit promiscuous) woman and Henry is dashing, mischievous and protective.
Together they create a witty tale of enemies to lovers, with a touch of mystery, trepidation and erotica… and the Egyptology aspect was just a bonus!
It might make you blush, but it will make you laugh. It was just what I needed to relieve the stress of house renovation.
I can’t wait to read Part II!
I received a copy of this book from the author and Insta Book Tours. Opinions my own.
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