This was such a wonderful story! Ana Maria and her sisters were so easy to love. De la Rosa did a fantastic job of weaving in very difficult topics such as racism, war, and misogyny. She gave the readers a taste of what it must have been like to live with these things in Victorian times but also made it relatable to what we still deal with today. And our hero in this book, Gideon, was so tightly wound, it was fun to watch him figure out how to step up and let love in.
I can’t wait to read Gabby and Isabel’s stories as they will be entertaining with their personalities – Gabby is very fiery and Isabel is quite reserved. I am really looking forward to more in this series!
ABOUT THE BOOK
A forbidden love between a Mexican heiress and a shrewd British politician makes for a tantalizing Victorian season.
Ana María Luna Valdés has strived to be the perfect daughter, the perfect niece, and the perfect representative of the powerful Luna familia. So, when Ana María is secretly sent to London with her sisters to seek refuge during the French occupation of Mexico, she experiences her first taste of freedom far from the judgmental eyes of her domineering father. If only she could ignore the piercing looks she receives across ballroom floors from the austere Mr. Fox.
Gideon Fox elevated himself from the London gutters by chasing his burning desire for more: more opportunities, more choices. For everyone. Now as a member of Parliament, Gideon’s on the cusp of securing the votes he needs to put forth a measure to abolish the Atlantic slave trade once and for all–a cause that is close to his heart as the grandson of a formerly enslaved woman. The charmingly vexing Ana María is a distraction he must ignore.
But when Ana María finds herself in the crosshairs of a nefarious nobleman with his own political agenda, Gideon knows he must offer his hand as protection…but will this Mexican heiress win his heart as well?