When the secrets of the past won’t stay buried!
Once the heart-throb of the social circuit, gorgeous Nicolo Chatsfield now lives alone, with only his painful past as his companion. No one dares get close to Nicolo, or reach out to his dark and tormented soul… Until a glimmer of hope enters his lonely world and lightens the shadows…
Sophie has had her fair share of suffering too and she doesn’t want to heal Nicolo, she just wants him to attend a meeting! But nothing prepares her for the darkly compelling man she meets and soon Sophie finds herself under Nicolo’s spell, easing his pain in the most pleasurable way!
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Emotionally satisfying romance of the highest order
Well now here's a turn up for the book - a Chantelle Shaw novel I thoroughly enjoyed. I've had my reservations about previous ones.
The fourth in the Chatsfield mini-series and easily the best of the quartet probably in the main because Nicolo is the first of the siblings whom you could wholeheartedly like.
A tragic accident in his early teens and subsequent happenings has scarred Nicolo in more ways than one and eaten into his inner character but after an occurrence which brings his failings home to him his inner integrity flowers.
Mrs Shaw has written with great emotional depth as she relates how the delightful Sophie, who fought through a possible fatal illness which caused a rift with her father and was responsible for the break up of a relationship in her future but emerged as someone stronger for the experience eventually teaches Nicolo to break free of the past.
I was particularly impressed with the mature attitude shown when confronted by a certain situation later in the book.
A compelling and highly satisfying read.
Ten out of ten
Reviewed by Desere Steenberg, South Africa
Sometimes secrets manage to stay hidden for many years, and sometimes even never see the light of day. But then there are times when secrets just simply refuse to stay buried.
The forth book in the new Mills and Boon series tells of one time heartthrob of London's top elite , the very gorgeous Nicolo Chatsfield. Now living alone in his family 's crumbling estate , he is a tormented soul that no one dares reach out to. That is until a glimmer of hope enters his sad world, and light stats to pour through chasing away the shadows of darkness.
The light at the end of the dark tunnel is known as Sophie Ashdown. Sophie knows about painful pasts all too well and has absolutely no intention of redeeming Nicolo, all she needs is for him to attend the Chatsfield shareholder's meeting and she'll be done with him.
She does not count on Nicolo being a dark, compelling man that more than sends her body racing and very soon Sophie finds herself trapped under the spell that is known as Nicolo and easing his pain in the most pleasurable way seems harmless enough right? But will she be able to walk away when Nicolo turns back to the shadows or will she try to keep the man she has fallen for in the light?
I have always enjoyed this author's books. Deeply emotional and always touching on real life issues. This time around was no different as the author again created two very realistic characters with very realistic issues.
Both Nicolo and Sophie were well written and each one had their own flare, I will say I felt less connected to Sophie then Nicolo, which was a very weird feeling because I have always felt much more connected to this author's heroines in her other books and usually the hero's are great but am never fully connected to them.
I really enjoyed both characters drawing each other out from the darkness they are trapped in. Sophie of course is much more of a plaster a smile on my face and hide the sadness person where Nicolo is a straight out don't bother me kind.
It made for some very interesting reading, and sent the anger sexual levels slotting off the charts and slotting in nicely with the rest of the atmosphere.
I am taking away a message of life is hard and can sometimes be so painful that we simply don't want to get up and try again. For some they find a lucky break and discover someone or something to bring them out from the shadows, but what if that someone also lives in the shadows, would you be strong enough to try and bring them out into the light as they did with you? Don't leave behind those who support you when you are down, because everyone needs someone.
I recommend this read for all fans of the romance line that likes a good , emotionally packed read of two souls saving each other before it's too late.
4 star review
" Sometimes secrets are meant to be revealed in order for a life to be restored"
Amazing Book, thank God, well done Chantelle Shaw !!! You have single handedly saved this series. The first 3 books were really not up to scratch, couldn't find anything to like about the Chatsfields like the previous reviewer said. In this book I could really sympathise and fantasise and both Nic and Sophia's story just worked, he was emotional and sensative when he needed to be and she was strong and sensative, there was no messing about with this book, nothing dragged on. I loved Nic and I haven't stopped thinking about him all day, let's hope the rest of the series lives up to this book :) full marks !!!
Exciting, emotional and gripping story as ever!
Once again Chantelle Shaw has exceeded my expectations in this mini-series of Chatsfield secrets, rumours and scandals. Her story is indeed true to her craftsmanship of writing about issues, problems which are handled very sensitively and yet has a tremendous impact on the reader. The romance of the macho hero and the heroine is so gripping, sensual and then all the issues are solved miraculously with the hope of happily ever after.Excellent read, an A* story.
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