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Feature book: A Ring to Claim His Legacy

22 May 2019

A Ring to Claim His Legacy by Rachael Thomas

Subgenre: contemporary romance
Release date: 1 Nov 2018
Publisher: M&B Modern
Format: ebook and print
Length: 218 pages
RRP: $5.99 (ebook); $7.99 (print)

Imogen Fraser is a sweet personal assistant, who becomes the sexy and seductive ‘Just Imogen’ when sent to an exclusive island resort for work. Encouraged by her friend, she sets aside her hurt at a failed engagement, and partakes in a no strings affair with the mysterious Marco.

Marco Silviano has recently acquired the island and is there anonymously to escape pressure from his family to marry, produce an heir and live up to the impossible standards set by his father. A family secret has further sent him into a spiral, and being with Imogen for the week is the perfect antidote. What was meant to be a week of indulgence becomes more when five months later he runs into Imogen by chance and finds out there were consequences to their affair.

This is an engagement of convenience story, and I loved every moment of it. Starting with the glamorous island fling, which left me swooning, through to the upscale events in New York City, it really delivered on the presents/modern promise.

Marco and Imogen are on opposite sides when it comes to family, Imogen having grown up in a secure and loving family environment. Marco on the other hand, grew up feeling like he never lived up to expectations, compounded by finding out his mother’s secret, he’s completely closed off to the idea of love and letting himself be vulnerable. Imogen wants, and deserves love, and would prefer to be surrounded by her supportive family than give in to Marco’s demands, where there is no option of love.

I loved how Imogen stood her ground, and fought for what she thought was best, even when it was breaking her heart. Marco was a really emotional Sicilian, you could feel his thoughts and feelings pouring out from the pages, but he wouldn’t let Imogen see them until he’d lost her. It was pure escapism and an enjoyable read.

reviewed by Jayne

A review copy of this book was provided by the author.

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