Summary: Hugo Marshall earned the nickname “the Wolf of Clermont” for his ruthless ambition—a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner’s son to the right hand man of a duke. When he’s ordered to get rid of a pestering governess by fair means or foul, it’s just another day at work.
But after everything Miss Serena Barton has been through at the hands of his employer, she is determined to make him pay. She won’t let anyone stop her—not even the man that all of London fears. They might call Hugo Marshall the Wolf of Clermont, but even wolves can be brought to heel… (Amazon)
Overall, I like the way Milan writes, and I’m definitely going to check out the rest of the Brothers Sinister series.
- She’d been weak three months ago, when the duke had first found her–dropping her eyes for every man simply because he was bigger and stronger, holding her silence merely because it was improper to scream. Serena was done being weak (14).
- I’m not afraid of you, she thought. And if the clamminess of her palms declared otherwise, there was no need to tell him that (14).
- He gave her a friendly, unassuming smile.
She did not respond in kind. She wasn’t nice, she wasn’t easy, and she was done being a target. She gave him a pointed look–a raise of her eyebrow that signified don’t you impinge on my time (15).
- There were no fates worse than death. There were only temporary setbacks on the road to victory (81).
- Serena had almost hoped that Freddy would stay angry. Instead, she was hiding behind a façade composed of the commonplace (85).
- He’d never given much thought to the possibility that wenches who were gotten with child ended up having them (133).
(Oh, and just so you know, this novella is free in the ebook format!)