Updated: Dec 26, 2022
I want to start this post off by saying that I was sent this book from Victoria Chatham to give my honest review.
Title: His Dark Enchantress
Author: Victoria Chatham
Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.
Publication Date: 2018
A London season is the last thing bright, beautiful Emmaline Devereux wants. Her grandfather knows he is dying and insists that she find herself a husband and secure her future. The only husband Emmaline would consider is her friend’s dark and imposing brother. But Emmaline has a past that, if revealed, will undoubtedly bring disgrace to her and those with whom she associates. Dare she risk pursuing her heart’s desire?
Lucius, Earl of Avondale, with a secret of his own, has sworn to not marry until he is forty but fate brings Emmaline to his door. Intrigued by her, Lucius swears to unravel the mystery she presents. With a war raging between his head and the heart he is in danger of losing to her, he enters into a marriage of convenience with her.
But then Emmaline’s past catches up with her and she is abducted. Will Lucius succeed in finding her and will the truth tear them apart or strengthen their love?
So before I get into my actual review I want to say that I really try not to spoil anything so I am going to be very vague when it comes to descriptions.
I loved this book. I found that even though I don't typically like the type of books that have mysteries in them this one was very well written into the romance of the story.
Emmaline and Lucius meet when Emmaline shows up to see his sister. He within a few meetings with her has fallen for her. But unfortunately her past catches up with her while Lucius is out of town and she decides to only stay to talk to him and then leave but in a heated moment he says he doesn't want to see her anymore so she packs quickly and leaves only telling Julianna, his sister and her best friend. Lucius realizing his mistake goes after her and eventually they end up together. However the story doesn't end there and Emmaline is abducted by someone from her past and Lucius eventually saves her before anything bad can happen to her (besides you now the abduction and hearing what they were planning on doing to her). They return home and return to their lives.
You'll find as you read this book that Emmaline is very secretive and I think for good reason. You eventually find out why but it is something that in my opinion she does not need to be secretive about.
All in all I loved this book and can't wait to read the next ones.
I know that these reviews are never really long but that is on purpose. I never want to spoil a book for someone, so I purposely write my review as vague as possible while still giving my opinion on it.