This is book 3 in the Redcakes series.
Having spent a passion filled night with the widowed Ann Haldene, Gaiwain Redcake goes about his business and returns to London. Unfortunately, he can't seem to get Ann out of his mind. Not only was she able to help with the pain of his wounds, but she gave him a night of passion that he can't seem to forget.
Returning to the establishment that Ann owns, Gaiwain learns that she is pregnant and has gone to London in search of him. Finally connecting with her in London, Gaiwain insists that they marry. Ann is shocked at his proposal. If she was to marry again, she wanted to do it for love. She feels that Gaiwain is only marrying her to give their child his name.
Can they take what was a one-night stand and make it a marriage filled with love?
Having not read the other stories in the series, I was a bit confused with who everyone was at the beginning of the story. It took me a couple of chapters to keep the names straight in my mind and what their relationships where to each other. I would definitely read the other books in the series before reading this one to avoid the confusion.
This story is a little later in time than most of the books that I read (Regency and earlier), so it was a nice change in pace. It was interesting to me to see a family that was tied to a bakery as I am a huge Cake Boss fan. That part of the story intrigued me enough to want to read the other stories in the series as they appear to have more of their story take place within the bakery.
You don't often see other ethnicities in historical romances, so it made the heroine stand out to me. She was descended from Indian royalty but was living the life of a commoner. Her cultural background added something different to the story. The author was not shy about mentioning the discrimination that she would have received during that time making the story all that more authentic.
This is definitely one for the keeper shelf!
You can purchase this book on May 1, 2014 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Books.
Thanks go to Kensington books via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
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