Evangeline Jenner is akward and nervous when in crowd, making her stutter a lot. Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent is a confident, devilish rake. He has such a reputation that proper ladies shouldn’t go anywhere near him. However, Evie puts away her own fears to confront this devil. Why? Desperation. With her mother dying when she was young and her father not wanting for her to live with him inthe gambling hall, Evie is forced to live with her relatives. They are hirrible. When her father is in his death bed, they don’t let her see him, because he owns a gambling hall and can taint her reputation. Plus, they want her to marry her cousin, so they can have the inheritance left by her father to her. Therefore, the only thing is to marry a man that has a good posicion in society, but needs money. Lord St Vinent fits perfectly with this description, since he has a title, but is short in finances. So, when she visits him and explains her deal, he accepts. They go all the way to the famous Gretna Green in the Scottish border to marry. When they return, they go to the gambling
hall and Sebastian, which in the past was not akin to work, becomes very interested in the gambling buisness, and starts taking charge if Evie’s father buisness.
Meanwhile, in respect to their married life, Evie had a condition in her deal which is that she will consumate the marriage to make it valid, but they will sleep together just once. Knowing his reputation, will he honor her condition and leave her alone, while having affairs during their marriage? Will he try to seduce her and make brake the condition in their deal? Or will he start to care for this akward, but brave girl, who was determined to do anything to see her dying father and to escape from her fate?
I love that Sebastian cared for her, while she was so worried about her father that she did’t care about her own well being. I love that he makes her stop stuttering. This is a typical bad boy falls for good girl romance, but the story has more to it thant that. There’s someone trying to kill Evie, and Sebastian almost dies saving her. There’s a very interesting gipsy character.There,s also Sebastian learning to stop a bawlry, since they happen often in a gamblin hall. There’s also Sebastian trying to mend his frienship with Lord Westcliff. You won’t want to put this book down!