Everything has a price...
Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything—or anyone—is his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife—and from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he’s determined to have her. But the beautiful and quick-witted Cassandra is equally determined to marry for love—the one thing he can’t give.
Everything except her...
Severin is the most compelling and attractive man Cassandra has ever met, even if his heart is frozen. But she has no interest in living in the fast-paced world of a ruthless man who always plays to win.
When a newfound enemy nearly destroys Cassandra’s reputation, Severin seizes the opportunity he’s been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants—or does he? There’s one lesson Tom Severin has yet to learn from his new bride:
Never underestimate a Ravenel.
The chase for Cassandra’s hand may be over. But the chase for her heart has only just begun...
It's hard to make a first meeting feel original, but Lisa Kleypas pulls it off so well in this title. I loved that it was not only a little bit of a surprise, to both of them, but something you really enjoy as a reader.
I also really loved Tom. His reactions as he started to fall for Cassandra, the things he was willing to do to make sure she was taken care of were wonderful, especially as it took him a while to figure out that he was in love with her.
I genuinely enjoyed this title. I liked the characters, the setting felt authentic, and I loved that they were all willing to break a few rules and to allow one another to be the people that they were...while still managing to (mostly) live within the constraints of society.
I enjoyed and recommend this title. If you have read the other books, it's fun to see the characters again as well as get Tom and Cassandra's story...and, if you are new to the series, you will be fine as it is enough of a standalone that you won't be lost.
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