London is said to be the glittering jewel of society, a world unto itself—but to Julia Elliston it is a city of shadows. Her life is swiftly dissolving into scandal. And in Victorian society, even a whisper of scandal—substantiated or not—can be the death of a young woman’s reputation.
Now under the watchful eye of Lord Roy Pierson, one of most influential men in England, Julia begrudgingly accepts his protection. But Chance Macy’s power is far-reaching as well, and he is eager to assert his claim over her.
Thrust into society as the Emerald Heiress, Julia is the toast of London, a celebrated curiosity. But in reality she’s trapped between the clutches of two powerful men. Aided only by a gentleman whose intentions she prays she can trust, Julia must finally take control of her own fate—but outwitting one’s foe rarely goes according to plan.
And once again, like with the first book in the Price of Privilege Trilogy, I have to say something about this beautiful cover. All I have to do is glance at this cover and it makes me long to grab a cup of tea and settle down for a good Jane Austen movie marathon. (I almost did but I decided to dive right into Mark of Distinction instead. But after I finished I grabbed my Pride and Prejudice movies :)
It took me a couple chapters to fully start to remember everything that had happened in the last book but once I had that figured out I was enraptured. I know there are some people who get frustrated when they aren't quite sure whose the good guy and whose the bad guy but thats what I like the most. It keeps you guessing.
I love the mystery and dark drama of the series and I'm impatient to read the last book in the trilogy to finally know how it all ends!
5 out of 5. An Afternoon Snack so worth reading!
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale House in exchange for an honest review.