Lord Lukas Hawkins, the rakish second son of the House of Trent, has never found a wager he couldn’t win or a woman he couldn’t seduce—until his search for his missing mother leads him to a mysterious encounter with a beautiful stranger.
Luke’s mother has been missing for months, and while his honorable older brother Simon, Duke of Trent, leads the official investigation from London, Luke sets out on a somewhat seedier path. Sources have told him his mother was last seen with a scoundrel named Roger Morton, but their association isn’t clear. Was she kidnapped or did she go willingly?
While searching for Morton, Luke meets Emma Anderson, a secretive beauty with her own reasons for hunting Morton. At first Luke laughs at the idea of allowing a woman to join him in his search, but soon Emma’s insights into Morton—like the woman herself—prove impossible to resist.
Ok let me start by saying that this is book 2 of the series BUT you do not need to read book one to understand the sequel. I personally like reading the WHOLE story but I had not read book one when I started this book.Right as the book starts we meet Lord Lukas, a man with a mission. And that mission? To find his mother. And we also meet Emma, the woman he thought he could propose a deal to. Though, before he can make a proposition, she proposes one of her own: to travel with Lord Lukas in search of a man she believes killed her husband. The man linked to his own mother’s disappearance.
The story follows them as they travel to Scotland in search of information on her husband and his mother. Emma makes it very clear to Lord Lukas right from the start that she will not be intimate in any way with him. Lukas in turn vows not to touch her; UNLESS she begs.
The author does an awesome job describing the intrigue behind the story of each character. Making the reader fall in
love with Lukas and wanting for Emma to realize that there is more to The Lord than the dark front he puts up.
This book is earning a 5 star rating from me and I’m looking to read book 1 of the series 😉