Series: Wallflower Trilogy #3
Published by Avon on September 30, 2014
Genres: Historical Romance
Miss Prudence Merryweather Payton has a secret.
Everyone knows that she's the only graduate from her finishing school to remain unwed on her fourth season—but no one knows why. With her romantic illusions shattered after being compromised against her will, Prudence accepts a proposal even though her betrothed is not exactly a knight in shining armor. When he cowardly pushes her out of their stagecoach to divert a highwayman, she vows never to trust another man again.
John Roark, Viscount Castleton, is nobody's hero.
He's a blue-eyed charmer with a mysterious past and ambitious plans for his future—that do not include a wife. When he finds himself stranded at a country inn with a captivating young woman, a delicate dance of seduction ensues. He knows he should keep his distance. And he definitely shouldn't start falling in love with her.
When Prudence's dark past comes back to haunt her, John must protect her—even though he risks revealing his own secrets that could destroy his future.
I am absolutely disgusted by this book. The entirety of chapter 8 is devoted to long, descriptive passages detailing the rape of the heroine. I was physically sick and had to turn the audiobook off. I tried to get through the chapter a few days later and once again was revolted by the narrative. It’s bad enough that so many books use rape and sexual abuse as a plot device, but was it really necessary to devote an entire CHAPTER to the ordeal!?
Did Not Finish.