Forbidden. Commanding. Mysterious. Beau Rochester has an entire house full of secrets. And those secrets are putting Jane Mendoza in danger.

She fell in love with the one man she can’t have. She should leave Maine to protect her heart, but the thread refuses to be severed. The brooding Mr. Rochester and his grieving niece are more than her job. They’re her new family.

She races against time to find answers and protect the people she loves. The cliffside grows dark with the misdeeds of the past. Her heart and her sanity fight a battle, but they are both at risk.

Will Mr. Rochester learn to trust Jane? And will that trust destroy her?

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Series: Rochester Trilogy #2

My Rating:★★★⋆

I’ve been looking forward to this book since that epic cliff-hanger in Private Property. Set in the beautiful Maine, we pick up where we left off with the reclusive Beau Rochester and sweetheart nanny Jane Mendoza waking up in the hospital following the fire at the mansion.

So many questions as to what could have set the fire. With how old the house is, it could have been from a whole range of things. But when further investigation points to the cause of the fire being a “who” rather than a “what”, the Rochester secrets start to come out of the closet.

Beau is adamant that what he feels for Jane, amazing as it might be, is too dangerous to have Jane the way he really wants. And he’s not wrong, the enemies are circling, and the scary bit is not knowing who to trust, if their imaginations are playing tricks on them and seeing ghosts from the past.

While Beau may have had good reason to keep pushing Jane away, I have to say I wish Jane had been a bit stronger in her self-love. I get the orphan narrative and only wanting to be loved and love someone, but I think Beau was often cruel and unkind to her in words and actions and I would have loved to see her fight back and tell him to fuck off. Beau’s indecisiveness and back and forth was quite honestly doing my head in, and I felt there was no reason or rhyme to it. I just wanted her to get to a point where she says, I many be alone in this world but

I mean he was a billionaire. Apart from their age difference and their forbidden nature of their relationship, if he really wanted the girl, who’s going to stop him? He was adamant that his love was “dangerous”

How? The obvious reasons based on book one and majority of this book,

So how was his love dangerous? Honestly. But I’m not going to lie though. I devoured this book like I was getting paid. I will absolutely be reading the conclusion because with a cliff-hanger like that, I already know

While I really enjoyed this book and I intend on reading the conclusion, the was something missing. The chemistry between the characters could have been better and it read more like a suspense than romance as there was hardly any romance at all. They didn’t take time exploring their relationship. Even their internal battle over their feelings, or more accurately beau’s struggles were not palpable, unless he wanted sex. Hopefully, book three will bring more romance and chemistry.

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