Monday, 3 January 2011
#64 ~Two Little Lies
I've been waiting to read this middle book in the One, Two, Three trilogy for want of a better way to describe them.
Quin Hewitt has lead a rakish and devil may care existence since he was released on London as a callow youth. At the age of 20 he fell in love with an Opera Singer, Viviana Alessandri. He refused to marry her, and she went back to Italy to become the Contessa Bergonzi di Vicenza very shortly afterwards.
Eventually he succeeds to an earldom, and is under pressure to find a wife. So engages himself to Esme Hamilton, and a small family dinner is arranged to celebrate the happy event.
Meanwhile, Viviana returns to England with Quin's uncle (to work on an opera with her Father's long time friend and Uncle to Quin). She inadvertently accepts an invitation to a small family dinner, not putting two and two together.
Both come face to face, and one thing leads to another, with Quin and Vivie and found in a very compromising position across his desk by Esme. She rightly calls off the engagement and goes home.
Will the old resentments held by both of them be resolved, and will they find love. Will Quin find out the reason by Vivie's sudden departure back home to marry the Conte?
A very enjoyable and 4 **** star read.