Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Forever and a Day (The Rumor #1) by Delilah Marvelle

1830 London and New York City

Roderick Gideon Tremayne, the recently appointed Duke of Wentworth, never expected to find himself in New York City, tracking down a mysterious map important to his late mother. And he certainly never expected to be injured, only to wake up with no memory of who he is. But when he sees the fiery-haired beauty who's taken it upon herself to rescue him, suddenly his memory is the last thing on his mind.

Georgia Milton, the young head of New York's notorious Forty Thieves, feels responsible for the man who was trying to save her reticule from a thief. But she's not prepared for the fierce passion he ignites within her. When his memory begins to return, her whole world is threatened, and Roderick must choose between the life he forgot and the life he never knew existed....

4/5 stars

What a great start this book was to a new series set in the 1830's New York. What really set this book apart from the genre is that it doesn't take place in the beautiful drawing rooms and glittering ballrooms of the day instead it takes place in the slums of the Five Points area of New York. Of course there is still a duke thrown in there, but it's really about a regular girl trying to survive in a hostile environment. Georgia mets an incredibly attractive man on the street then watches in horror as he is run down by a carriage while trying to catch the boy who stole her purse. After a lengthy stay in the hospital he is released into Georgia's care where she finds out the accident caused a bit of memory loss. What follows is a love story full of heat and caring that goes beyond the slums into the realm of the aristocracy of London. I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next book in the series which is Matthew's.

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