Sarah MacLean is the queen of the current crop of historical fiction romance writers for a reason. No one writes passionate love stories like she does, and her latest one is no exception. You can feel the chemistry between Lily and Alec, and each puts the other ahead of themselves in a way that is romantic and truthful.
As the novel opens, Lily is embroiled in a scandal, and Alec, as a newly inherited duke, has just discovered she is his twentysomething ward and he is her guardian. Their love/hate romance takes twists and turns, and each is thoughtfully written. The barriers here are within themselves more than due to circumstances, and MacLean writes these meaningfully.
A real winner, for 18 and up.