The second book in the Hathaway Series, telling the story of Winifred Hathaway and Kev Merripen.
Kev (a Romany) was taken in by the Hathaway clan when he was small, after being badly beaten and left for dead. He stayed on with the family, and formed a close bond with Win.
In 1848 she suffered a terrible attack of Scarlet Fever and was left an invalid. Unwilling to accept her fate, she persuaded the Family to send her off to France, along with the brother Leo, to a special clinic set up Dr Julian Harrow.
Kev's love for her is so fierce that he would do anything to protect her from harm ..... unfortunately, she has other ideas .... and wants Kev at any cost, and nothing can eventual stand in the way of that love.
Their story unfolds, along with the mystery ehind the tattoo of the Pooka both Kev and Cam Rohan Winifred's brother-in-law, another Rom).
It is perhaps quite possible to write Win off from the beginning as weak and helpless, but she is far from that, in the end showing extraordinary spunk to get the truth from Julian Harrow!
I would urge you to read it, not a greatly exciting story, but highly enjoyable never the less.
A 3.5. **** Star read.