"Leonore must find Viscount St. Vire's secret and conquer it with love"
This is a Regency romance and is a sweet story for a
vampire tale. Viscount St. Vire made the mistake of
allowing Lady Mercia in his life and is now a vampire.
After 80 years of extensive study, he now thinks he has
found the way to return to being human. He needs a woman
to freely love him and his solicitor has narrowed his
choices for him. When he finds himself gambling with the
father of one of his possible brides, he uses the chance to
win a wife. Now he has to woo her.
Leonore has been embarrassed by her father all her life.
Now she is sold to cover his gambling debts. When she
meets St. Vire, she is pleasantly surprised. Even more,
she is surprised that he is going to the trouble to woo her
and be kind to her younger sister. Leonore knows there is
a secret he is keeping and believes it is that he has a
fatal illness. She finds herself in love with him. When
Lady Mercia shows up in London and holding St. Vire's
attentions, Lenore's jealousy and sorrow test her love.
She finally realizes that St. Vire is trying to protect her
from Mercia and he admits that he is a vampire. I will not
tell you how they reach their HEA, but it was a nice read
and I would recommend this book.
Being a vampire is okay--you get to stay up all night,
women find you irresistable, you're strong, fast, and magic
is yours for the taking. But Nicholas, Viscount St. Vire
finds all of that means little in the face of impending
insanity and the eventual deterioration of his senses. Only
the the willing embrace of a virginal young woman can
reverse his condition. Who better for his wife-to-be than
the impoverished Leonore Farleigh, whose abusive father
sells her to St. Vire to pay off gaming debts? Leonore
agrees to marry him--how else is she going to save her
sister and her mother from their poverty and pain? But she
soon finds she's stepped into a marriage of inconvenience…
and possible death.