- Release Date
- July 2010
A fallen woman. A most wicked plan for redemption.
Desperate, starving, Kathleen Strong makes her way to a job interview that promises a chance at proper employment...and maybe a bite to eat. Accused of "gross immorality," she's adrift after being dismissed from her governess position, despite being entirely innocent.
That innocence is precisely what a mysterious group of debauched aristocrats finds so alluring about Miss Strong. When they propose a scandalous offer that she can't refuse...she can't refuse. But if the darkly gallant Alistair Rohan, a gentleman involved in all manner of wicked deeds himself, has anything to say about it, Kathleen can escape her disrepute in another way.
Of course, the escape route looks very similar to the group's illicit proposition itself...
Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Nov 12, 2010
98 people found the following review helpful
This short story gave the introduction to the trilogy "The House of Rohan" and tells how the Heavenly Host came about.
Kathleen Strong is a down-on-her-luck governess who agreed to trade her innocence to one of the Heavenly Host for passage back to England. Alistair Rohan found himself stirred by her and determined to have her before his degenerate friends could ruin her.
As this is a short story, we don't have much background into the main characters, especially Alistair, except for that one sentence of Kathleen's that Alistair has experienced a lot of hard times in the fifteen years that she hadn't seen him. I found her feelings for Alistair to be believable, while Alistair's sudden regard for her, aside from lust, to be a stretch. Still, if you're a huge fan of the series and curious about how the Heavenly Host was created, this would be a good read.
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