Originally published in IT STARTED WITH A WHISPER Anthology
Lady Sybil Anson thought she had it all. Even a match of the heart, despite so many London elite marrying for convenience. But the night before their betrothal was to become official, the love of her life vanished—with a hastily scrawled note and little more. She feared the worst as her heart ached for Gideon, and the scandal sheets simply made matters worse with their preposterous musings on the hows and whys of Viscount Galway’s disappearance. Now, more than a year later, he’s unexpectedly back, and Sybil will have her answers.
Many, many years ago, Gideon Lyndon made a grave mistake. One he’s spent most of his adult life trying to rectify. And despite the progress made, the sacrifices were extensive and damaging. On the verge of repairing one misdeed, he finds himself faced with his greatest challenge yet: winning back the woman he has loved since the moment he met her. But after a year of silence, convincing his headstrong paramour to take him back will not be easy. Especially since he can’t even explain why he left—not if he wants to keep her safe.
The Lady Loves A Scandal: Regency Novella by Christina McKnight
I received this book from the authors for an honest review.
This is such a fast paced and action-packed novella. If you haven’t read Christina, this is a great book to sink your teeth into. The world she creates is solid and accurate.
Sybil and Gideon are mad in love. They are sneaking away in the evening to steal a final kiss before the contracts for their betrothal are finalized. When Sybil watches Gideon ride off she is devastated. She has no idea where he went of when he will return. All she knows is ruination in the ton.
There is only one reason Gideon would leave Sybil and that secret comes tumbling out leaving him no choice but to go and face the past. When he returns a year later, he is hoping Sybil will have him back.
The love between the two is very evident in the fact they both do whatever to see the other. They both will risk everything to be together. When Gideon finally comes clean about why he was gone and then Sybil’s brother comes crashing in on the couple, we get to see the real love dynamic at play. They are both willing to do anything to keep the other safe but also hope to salvage their love.
USA Today Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with strong women and maverick heroes.
Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.