One reluctant heir
If anyone else had asked for his help publishing a naughty novel, Ash would have had the sense to say no. But he’s never been able to deny Verity Plum. Now he has his hands full illustrating a book and trying his damnedest not to fall in love with his best friend. The last thing he needs is to discover he’s a duke’s lost heir. Without a family or a proper education, he’s had to fight for his place in the world, and the idea of it—and Verity—being taken away from him chills him to the bone.
One radical bookseller
All Verity wants is to keep her brother out of prison, her business afloat, and her hands off Ash. Lately it seems she’s not getting anything she wants. She knows from bitter experience that she isn’t cut out for romance, but the more time she spends with Ash, the more she wonders if maybe she’s been wrong about herself.
One disaster waiting to happen
Ash has a month before his identity is exposed, and he plans to spend it with Verity. As they explore their long-buried passion, it becomes harder for Ash to face the music. Can Verity accept who Ash must become or will he turn away the only woman he’s ever loved?
Another strong leading lady by Cat Sebastian! To say I am in love with Verity is an understatement. She is strong, self-aware, independent, and witty- everything I love in a heroine. Ash is the hero of my dreams. His sense of personal honor and duty endeared him to my heart. The dynamic of deep friendship turned romance, lends to a playful yet intense relationship that has become one of my favorites of the year.
Verity Plum’s world revolves around her business and keeping her brother out of jail for treason. John “Ash” Ashby is an illustrator/ engraver who is best friends with Verity and Nate Plum. Upon his return to London, a side illustrator job crosses his path with Lady Caroline Talbot who turns his whole world upside down. Meanwhile an attempt to keep Nate out of trouble pushes Ash and Verity to face their feelings for each other. What is to come of their budding romance when Ash accepts his new world?
I enjoyed these characters, their romance, and this story so much!