Title: Deadly Vows
SubTitle: A Francesca Cahill Novel
Imprint: HQN Books
Pub Date:22 Feb 2011
Author: Brenda Joyce
If pleasure could exists in the form of novel, it would be in the form of Deadly Vows by Brenda Joyce. I absolutely love this book by Brenda Joyce. The story was written in such a way that grasps my full attention and enjoyment.
This book has somehow enchanted me with the plot. storyline and characters, and I found myself empathizing with the main character at the beginning of the story.
This book is such an amazing read, and I daresay I’ll be hunting down more of Ms. Joyce books to read from this day forward.
I rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
New York City, 1902
Something happened on the way to her weddingâ€¦
On the morning of her wedding to Calder Hart, amateur sleuth Francesca Cahill is lured away to a private viewing of a portrait that could destroy her entire family: the nude Hart commissioned of her. Her desperate quest to recover the scandalous portrait leads her into a dangerous trap with no way to escapeâ€”until itâ€™s too late. And when Francesca finally arrives at the church, itâ€™s vacant. She has unintentionally jilted Hart at the altar.
When Hart tells her their estrangement is for the best, Francesca is devastated. With a blackmailer intent on destroying her reputation, Francesca turns to Rick Bragg, the cityâ€™s powerful police commissioner. Together they scour the sordid streets of lower Manhattan, following a deliberately laid trail of clues in a race against the clock. And once it becomes clear that Braggâ€™s marriage is failing, Francesca must war with her feelings for him, battle Hartâ€™s jealousy and escape a killerâ€”all as she fights to win Hart back. But sometimes, passion just cannot be deniedâ€¦