A forbidden attraction
A hidden desire!
Years ago, penniless Lorene Summerfield wed for duty, giving her siblings the chance to marry for love. But now the generous-hearted countess finds herself widowed and the man she's loved in silence for years is falsely accused of her husband's murder!
Although he closed his heart to love long ago, the Earl of Penford has always found Lorene irresistible. Their newly ignited passion may be scandalous, but now he'll stop at nothing to clear his name and win Lorene's hand!
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Lorene Summerfield wed for duty so her siblings would be able to find love. Now she finds herself widowed and the man she has secretly loved is being accused of her husband’s murder. The Earl of Penford has always been drawn to Lorene but is not sure he is ready for love in his life. He still has not recovered from the loss of his family to a fire. Love, however, cannot be denied and the two find passion in each other’s arms. Now the Earl must clear himself of the charges if they are to have a future together. It was great to see Lorene finally have her own story. Her sisters and brother play a big part in this book and it is nice to see how they are doing. Bound by Their Secret Passion has many things going on. Your heart will go out to The Earl of Penford as he determinedly and honorably resolves them all. It is amazing the havoc one person can create when they try. What havoc? Pick up Bound by Their Secret Passion and find out for yourself. There is more than one person fighting against a happy ending for these two. Allow Diane Gaston to transport you into the past and as the story unfolds you will be enchanted. Love does indeed conquer many things.
Suspected of Murder The Summerfield siblings were left destitute by their parents and thrown out of their home by the estate's new owner. In order to give her sisters dowries and her half brother advancement in his army career, Lorene Summerfield married a man fifty years her senior. Several years later, whilst not in a "happy" marriage, she is content to know that her siblings have all married for love. She has feelings for her distant relative Dell Summerfield, Earl of Penford but honours her marriage vows and keeps these feelings hidden. When her elderly husband dies suddenly after a fall, a greedy and embittered butler causes trouble in the lives of our hero and heroine. This book covers a two year time period, and in addition to Lorene and Dell's story, follows the continuing lives of Lorene's siblings and their estranged mother. I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.