A brand new rural romance trilogy from a brand new voice: Shirley Wine introduces you to the secrets and scandals of Darkhaven…
For single mum Victoria Scanlan, a visit to the luxurious country house of Darkhaven is a rare chance to combine work with pleasure. Securing the commission for The Wedding Of The Year will guarantee the ongoing success of her floral boutique and secure her the stability she needs for both herself and her son.
But Darkhaven comes with a shocking guest – the groom, Keir Donovan, is the man she once knew as Seth Donahue. Her young son's father. The man who has no idea he has a child. The man she can't forget.
After a lifetime of betrayal by every woman in his life, Keir has settled on a calm future with the glamorous heiress Davina Strathmore. She is everything Keir needs in a life partner: confident, poised, elegant, attractive and aware that this marriage isn't about love. But when Victoria walks back into Keir's life, his future suddenly doesn't seem quite so well defined.
Keir's passion for Victoria still burns as strongly as ever, but it's clear she's keeping secrets: and after a lifetime of deception, Keir has no tolerance for lies.
|File size:||542 KB|
About the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Tell Me No Lies, Shirley Wine Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance I love a story with some nasty characters in it, you know, the types that deliver an insult with a smile, who plot and plan while affecting a neutral position. That was delivered her in spades, via Davina, Keir/Seth’s fiancée and Muriel, Vitoria’s friend Logan’s mother and Kier’s step mother. Confused yet? Don’t worry, it does all make sense once you start reading ;-) I really enjoyed this novel, adored Victoria and Connor, her son, and the problems she found herself in. The passion between her and Keir leapt off the page, from their first look at the family weekend social they just sizzled. Davina was the perfect person to hate, she was an ice queen type, regal, stunning but with very sharp claws and she used them! Backed up by Muriel who had her own nasty qualities, they made a perfect foil to Victoria, Piper, Logan and Kier. Its a story full of what if’s and should have’s, but of course hindsight is a wonderful thing. Victoria found herself in some real sticky moments, and half of me was thinking “ just go home, leave it all behind” because we can see it’s only going to get worse, but Shirley manages to make her reasons for staying feel genuine. I hate books where scenes like this are set but the course that’s needed for the plots to develop isn’t backed some by some realistic reason. Its a book full of surprises, some we can see coming, others creep up slowly but the big one at the end, the big reveal was a shock. I definitely didn’t see that one!! Piper and Logan, I feel there’s a story in the making there and if it does happen I’d love to read it. If you like some light-hearted fun, some fabulous b itch moments, some sizzling sensuality and an extended family full of secrets ( and lies!) brought together in the “big house” you need to try this book. Stars: five, a great fun read but a one off, not a keeper. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers for honest review