It Begins As A Ploy…When Raelynd Schellden and her sister are caught in the stables with the notorious McTiernay twins, her father sees not scandal, but opportunity. The future of his clan is uncertain, and a double engagement – even under false pretences – will lend security to his people and protect his beloved daughters from power-mad fools. And Becomes A Pleasure. But Raelynd’s designated intended interests her far less than his quietly powerful brother Crevan, a man born to lead. Though bound by honour and committed to his sworn duty, Crevan cannot resist a taste of Raelynd’s crimson lips when offered – and then another and another – until the unlikely couple is entangled in both a public deception and each other’s hearts…
Review: I’ve read the previous three books in this series. My favorite was the first. That in itself is what is hurting the rest of the series. I find myself constantly comparing every other book.
This one had four main characters a set of twins, Crevan and Craig, McTierney. These guys are great. Different from most alphas by far and both presenting the opposite of what they are. Truly complex characters.
Then the sisters Raekynd and Meriel Schellden. These gals are spoiled. But also not what they appear. While I expected romance and there is certainly some there. This book is more about the growth of characters and the plot against their clans.
Sinclair really took a risk and jumped away from her formula. However, it was a formula that works. I applaud her for her efforts. But will not be rereading this one.