Tracy’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Series: The Untouchables, #0
Release Date: November 17, 2020
This book is the prequel to the Untouchables series and if you have read those books, you have probably wondered about Genie and Edmund – well wonder no more!
Two years after the death of her beloved husband, Eugenia “Genie” St. John, widowed Duchess Kendal and stepmother to Titus aka the Forbidden Duke, is finally ready to start living again. She accepts an invitation to her cousin’s house party, completely unaware that the party is composed of only widowed or unwed guests. And she if that wasn’t enough, she is startled by the feelings Edmund Holt, Earl of Satterfield seems to stir within her!
For 20 long years, Edmund has longed for Genie. When he first saw her in her first season, she was looking to marry and her was not ready, but he thought of her often over the years even after she wed another. When he sees her at the house party, he realizes the gift he has been given – a second chance with the woman who has held his heart for years.
This was a well written, steady paced novella with absolutely wonderful characters. I loved that Genie and Edmund are older and face challenges not usually found in the typical historical romance. The story is sweet with lots of emotion, steamyish love scenes, a dash of humor and of course a HEA.
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that I requested and was provided by the publisher. All opinions are my own.*