The Duke of Kielder has more influence than Parliament, higher social standing than the Royal Family. No gentleman dares face him on the dueling field, nor risks testing his infamous temper. But His Grace is in need of a wife. Combine his fearsome reputation with a terribly scarred countenance and finding a lady willing to accept his hand becomes all-but impossible. When the Duke manages to secure a bride through a bit of trickery and an obscene amount of money, he is certain his problems are behind him. Except his purchased bride proves to be nothing like he expected. What is a man like the Duke to do with a bride who is gentle, loving and absolutely impossible to live without?
From Heather: I loved this book! I'm a sucker for a good, sweet romance and this fits the bill exactly. It is a perfect Beauty and the Beast story. (In fact, I had a really hard time imagining Adam's face...he always turned out to be the Beast from the Disney cartoon!)
I loved seeing the story from both Adam and Persephone's perspective. I thought it would be annoying, but it really worked. Because sometimes it is nice to know what the other person is thinking. There are so many misunderstandings between the two main characters, but it's funny to realize that someone's perception of what the other person was thinking wasn't always accurate. Like when Persephone kissed Adam for the first time and he froze, it was nice to know that he froze because no one had kissed him since he was a young child and not because he didn't like the kiss.
I liked Seeking Persephone so much that I went out and read the rest of Sarah Eden's books. They are all amazing. I can't wait until she writes more!