A BATTLE OF WILLS…
When the Marquess of Taverham married at eighteen, he was certain his life would be smooth and well ordered—right up till the moment his exuberant bride ran away on their wedding night, never to be seen again. Ten years later, when Kit is finally prepared to set his rash marriage aside by having his wife declared dead, she makes a shocking return, still beautiful but distrustful, and once more throws his life off-balance by refusing to live with him and resume their marriage.
…A WAR OF PASSION
Despite some lingering attraction, Miranda Reed has no love left for the heartless rogue she married. Older and wiser, she refuses to be a convenient wife for a man who expects everything to be his way with no care for her feelings. Keeping her husband at arm’s length is essential; her secrets will bring him to his knees. But in a battle of wills where hope and trust are both the prize and the casualty of war, the victor isn’t always the winner. Sometimes it takes an act of rebellion to recapture a fragile love.
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This is book 5 in the Distinguished Rogues series. Having anticipated their wedding vows, Miranda Reed is devastated when her new husband goes off with his mistress on their wedding night. Not wanting to live that life, she runs off to live her life with their unborn child. Ten year later, Kit, the Marquess of Taverham, has finally given up hope that his wife is ever coming back or is even alive. He is about to declare her dead so he can move on with his life when she suddenly pops up at the theatre. Knowing that her husband was about to have her declared dead, Miranda comes out of hiding to give her son his rightful place in society and as Taverham's heir. What she doesn't count on is her attraction to Kit. It is still as strong as ever. But she must find her son, who is not with the caretaker Miranda left him with during her illness. Can Miranda and Kit have the marriage that both of them dreamed of so long ago? What happens when Kit finds out he has a son? I really enjoyed Kit and Miranda's story. I didn't like Kit at the beginning of the story. I thought he was trying to have his cake and eat it too but he grew on me as the story unfolded. Boyd did a good job of keeping the story interesting with many plot twists, a villain and a little bit of mystery. I'll definitely be reading more of her work. Thanks go to LLD Press via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
Heather Boyd has done it again! She has once again written another fabulous historical romance story that kept me completely spellbound throughout the whole story. Keepsake is a fabulous story that kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what in the world could possibly happen next. As some of you may know I just absolutely adore Heather Boyd and her work. She writes fun and creative stories that I just can not put down. I have to say I had an instant connection with Miranda Reed. I really liked this young lady. She is doing what is expected of her but she is hoping that she is marring a man that can love her. When she discovers something on her wedding night she disappears. I have to say at first I did not like Kit, I thought he had completely taken advantage of a situation. However as the story went on I found that I really admired Kit and all he did to find his wife and all that he does to try to regain her trust. He really isn't the no good dirty rascal I thought he was to begin with. When Miranda returns, she certainly does it in style and has society talking about it. I love this woman sense of humor and style. She has something that she needs to share with Kit but she has to find the special item first. Miranda ask for some help from her friends in finding the missing item. I was completely engrossed in this part of the story and could not wait to see how it would unfold. I enjoyed watching Miranda and Kit get to know each other and this time really get to know each other. Unlike when they were to be married and things were run by his mother and friend. There is an interesting twist that I did not see coming at all and it threw me for a loop but after the secret is revealed I have to say I wasn't all that surprised that this person was capable of the act. Keepsake is full of drama, many twist and turns, a little mystery, some romance, some humor, and a few steamy scenes. What more could a girl ask for in a story? Heather Boyd is one of my very favorite historical romance authors. She is the one responsible for me re finding my love for historical romance stories. I am always exciting when I hear she has a new book coming out. I can't wait to see what she may have in store for her next release. What ever it is, I will be anxiously awaiting it's release. If you enjoy a fun historical romance with some drama and a little steam then you really should check out one of Heather Boyd's books. I have LOVED each book of hers I have had the delightful pleasure of reading. This book is part of the Distinguished Rogues series, however it can easily be read as a stand alone. I don't think you would have any problems at all, if you have not read the previous books in the series. I was given the opportunity to read this book so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Keepsake.