Series: Carhart #2
Also in this series: Proof by Seduction
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Regency, Romance, Victorian
Lady Kathleen Carhart knows all about imperfect marriages. For years, she has secretly helped women escape their violent husbands. She feels she owes it to womankind. After all, her husband is perfect: handsome, gentle, amusing…and best of all, he left the country three years ago. She isn’t even bitter about that anymore. Mostly.
When Ned Carhart returns in the middle of her most delicate operation to date, her life is thrown into turmoil. She’ll do anything to preserve her secrets…even if it means risking her heart to the man who abandoned her once.
Can one have enough Courtney Milan?
Thoughts on Trial by Desire
After finishing Trial by Desire, I experienced a brief—but strong—moment of woe and panic when I thought it was the last Courtney Milan book I haven’t read. But lo! I have another one. Crisis averted. But this is the state I get in over Courtney Milan’s books.
After Proof by Seduction (book 1), I was curious what would happen to Ned. Because Ned landed himself in a marriage and he wasn’t handling it very well. And while I understood, I also hated what was happening to Kate as a result.
So then there was this book.
And I’m glad there was this book. Ned is back and different, but still Ned. And Kate has always been there and she’s persevered and made something of herself, even if no one knows what that is. (Because secrets. And trouble.)
But I’m glad that the two came together. I like my HEA. This one wasn’t quite as emotional as the first book, but… it still made me happy. Ned needed his story. Kate needed someone to believe in her. And, you know. Bad man got his comeuppance. Always a win.