About the Book
An instant Apple Books #1 Romance Bestseller!
From USA Today Bestselling Author and Daphne du Maurier Award Winner Grace Callaway comes a riveting tale of passion, peril, and a love for all time…
She buried her husband twelve years ago…didn’t she?
As the founder of a society of lady detectives, Lady Charlie Fayne has made it her life’s mission to help women in need. Her desire stems from her own dark past…which rises like a spectre during her latest case. Suddenly, everything she has worked for—her independence, her society, and her future—is threatened by secrets and heartbreak she cannot escape…and steamy passion she cannot resist.
Torn between her past and present, between a charming new suitor and a seductive second chance romance, Charlie must decide her own fate. Yet every move she makes also unravels a deadly mystery that could lead to her undoing. Choosing who to trust and who to love will prove to be Charlie’s most perilous mission yet.
This steamy, enemies to lovers historical romance is now available!
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“The BEST second-chance historical romance with estranged spouses that I’ve ever read….I adore Grace Callaway and this book hit all the points I wanted from a second-chance romance with a married couple: it had the romance, the tension and angst, and you immediately feel that despite their estrangement, Charlie and Sebastian know each other better than anyone else and in that sense, they truly belong together. I would absolutely recommend this to any historical romance reader.” -triviareads, Goodreads
“This second chance romance is one of the best (along with The Lady Who Came in From the Cold)…. The banter is out of this world delicious and the bedroom scenes are hot! I usually don’t say that in reviews, but I feel this deserves all of the praise I can pour into this review.” -Angela, Goodreads
“Victorian Charlie’s Angels with ridiculously hot sex is a perfect concept, and Charlie was always the kind of distant, rational mentor waiting in the wings as each of the Angels went on their adventures. Making her story a marriage in trouble take—with, like, a lot of twists—adds a sense of messy drama and humanity and yes, angst. But it remains a ton of fun, with the adventure, heat and sly humor I’ve come to expect from a Grace Callaway book. This one has my heart!” -Caroline, BookBub
“I wish I could give this book all the stars! Seriously…absolutely outstanding from the characters and emotion to the intricate plot woven with twists and turns I couldn’t see coming, I couldn’t put it down. -Alyza38, BookBub
“The story has wonderful characters that are vibrant and interesting. The plot is intricate and keeps the reader quickly turning the pages to see what will be coming next. The steamy encounters between Charlotte and Jack sizzle on the pages.” -Pinn4139, Bookbub
“As a couple Sebastian and Charlie are so well matched and I love that Grace manages to convey that their love is deeper this time around. They are each other’s destinies, and this is obvious right from the start.” -Nazmin, Goodreads
“Steamy and witty romantic intrigue.” -Suzette, Goodreads
“I swear to God [Callaway] has a way of reimagining erotic details! There is no chance you’ll get bored with the intimate scenes because these were some of the most imaginative scenes she’s written! What can I say without giving anything away? She managed to make the erotic scenes feel both filthy and intimately close.” -Madame Amy, Instagram
“I felt completely immersed in the story and I couldn’t put the book down. Five glorious stars!” -Gloria, Goodreads
“This story wrecked me. Without giving too much away, there was the potential for a lot of angst (which I am not a fan of) but honestly it was just the right amount. It was a second chance romance and the passion between Lottie and the H was so hot it scalded the pages. There was also intense feeling and protectiveness that went both ways. I loved that Charlotte finally got her happy ending and that we found out the mysteries behind her past.” -hollygolightly_01, BookBub
“A novel that sparked joy. It made me smile, it also made me read into the early morning.” -Jan, Goodreads
“Charlie and Jack have all the GC magic – connection, passion, angst, and swoon. With a mystery to uncover and a past to work through Callaway shows why when second chance romances are done well they can be a top tier read.” -Sadie Reads, Goodreads
“This story and romance are perfection.” -AJ, Goodreads
“Spectacular. That’s the only word I can think of that truly captures the essence of this book. Callaway has crafted a world that is vivid and engrossing and utterly captivating. Hell, at one point I was so involved I thought I might be one of Charlie’s angels. And then…there’s this incredible loooove story! My gawd!!! The love between Charlotte and Sebastian is timeless. Their energy, connection and love is unparalleled. Neither time nor distance could dim its brilliance.” -ilovebooksnschit, Instagram
The DetailsPublished: January 11, 2024
ISBN-13: 9781960956002 ASIN: B0BZ93L13R
Genres & Tropes
second chance romance, reunion romance, lady detectives, spies, steamy historical romance