Our bookseller says:
This book is so sweet that I had to stop while reading it to check if I’d developed a cavity. Jokes aside, the development between the two leads genuinely is some of the best relationship building I’ve read. Alexis Hall makes sure to establish that Viola and Gracewood have always loved each other, and its the nature of the love and the perception they have of each other has changed. Pick this up if you want to read a regency romance featuring a trans main character and want to read something filled with tenderness.
– Ndobe <3
When Viola Carroll was presumed dead at Waterloo she took the opportunity to live, at last, as herself. But freedom does not come without a price, and Viola paid for hers with the loss of her wealth, her title, and her closest companion, Justin de Vere, the Duke of Gracewood.
Only when their families reconnect, years after the war, does Viola learn how deep that loss truly was. Shattered without her, Gracewood has retreated so far into grief that Viola barely recognizes her old friend in the lonely, brooding man he has become.
As Viola strives to bring Gracewood back to himself, fresh desires give new names to old feelings. Feelings that would have been impossible once and may be impossible still, but which Viola cannot deny. Even if they cost her everything, all over again.