From Publishers Weekly
Combining all the elements that have endeared readers to the previous books in Jensen's Regency-era series (Entwined; Fallen), this magical romance offers two deeply affecting portraits one of an angst-ridden Irish aristocrat who cannot live down the ghosts of his past and one of a young Irish widow who has come to London to settle an old score. When Nell Nolan's companion and protector, the Duke of Clonegal, dies, she visits her friend, renowned courtesan Anastasia Balashova, ostensibly to find a new protector. No one appeals to her until she meets the scarred Trevor Robard, Viscount St. Wulfstan, who agrees to escort her to the Golden Ball in exchange for a night with her. Unbeknownst to Trevor, Nell doesn't intend to fulfill her end of their bargain. Trevor's persistence and kindness slowly wear away her defenses, however, and a complex and compelling relationship evolves between the pair as they return to Trevor's impoverished ancestral home in Connemara to lay his demons to rest. In a genre ripe with superficial characters, Jensen has created a cast of characters that sparkle with surprising depth and personality. Jensen's knowledge of Ireland's traditions and language is impressive as well, and the seaside region of Connemara serves as a fitting backdrop for this enchanting entry.
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From the Inside Flap
Award-winning author Emma Jensen returns with the heartfelt tale of a man shattered by life?and the woman destined to heal his broken spirit . . .
Bearing the scars of a violent past, Viscount Trevor St. Wulfstan relishes his sinful reputation as much as he enjoys his dangerous clandestine missions for the British army. His fortune depleted, Trevor cannot afford to take a lover, let alone compete with the rest of the town for the affections of one remarkable lady?s. Yet he is powerless to resist the passion she stirs in his soul.
They call her Mrs. Nolan. A notorious courtesan from Ireland, she has been sought out by the men of London, eager to sample her skills. But all Nell Nolan wants is a quick entrée into society to collect an old debt, and then she will be done with her sordid charade. Until she meets St. Wulfstan?so completely, so dangerously unlike any man she has ever known outside her dreams. A single glance at Trevor?s ravaged face, and an unforgettable night spent in his arms, seals her fate. For once, long ago, Nell had wished upon the moon. . . .