Lady of the Flames
by Barbara Monajem
Series: A Most Peculiar Season
Genre: Regency Historical Paranormal Romance
Release Date: March 23, 2015
Magic is fraught with peril—but so is love.
Lord Fenimore Trent’s uncanny affinity for knives and other sharp blades led to knife fights, duels, and murderous brawls. Five years ago, he faced a choice: marry Andromeda Gibbons, the woman he loved, or find a safe, peaceful use for his blades by opening a furniture shop—an unacceptable occupation for a man of noble birth. The choice made itself when Andromeda turned to another man. The furniture shop prospered, but now Fen’s partner has been accused of treason. In order to root out the real traitor, he may face another unpalatable choice—to resort to the violent use of his blades once again.
Once upon a time, Andromeda Gibbons believed in magic. That belief faded after her mother’s death and vanished completely when Lord Fenimore, the man she loved, spurned her. Five years later, Andromeda has molded herself into a perfect—and perfectly unhappy—lady. When she overhears her haughty betrothed, the Earl of Slough, plotting treason, she flees into the London night—to Fen, the one man she knows she can trust. But taking refuge with Fen proves to mean far more than getting help—it means learning to believe in love, magic, and the real Andromeda once again.
This is a different twist on a historical romance. It was a fun read and was nice that it felt fresh and different.
The story is not very long but it sucks you in. At the beginning I was a little lost. If you stick with the story though, it gets better and picks up.
Andromeda over hears her betrothed talking about betraying their country so she runs away to Fen. Fen gave up violence to run a furniture shop. They both have been scorned by each other with love. Andromeda used to believe in love and magic, but now is very annoying and unhappy. While fighting spies and murders, they discover more than they bargained for.
Fen is not your typical male lead, but definitely the right man for this story. I did not like Andromeda much for a good chunk of the book, but the longer she was around Fen the more herself she became.
This is not a steamy romance, it is more of a fun sweet romance. Very good read!