Deadly Vows

Title: Deadly Vows

SubTitle: A Francesca Cahill Novel

Publisher: Harlequin

Imprint: HQN Books

Pub Date:22 Feb 2011

ISBN: 9780373775514

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.

Book description:

New York City, 1902
Something happened on the way to her wedding…
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 escape—until it’s too late. And when Francesca finally arrives at the church, it’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 city’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 Bragg’s marriage is failing, Francesca must war with her feelings for him, battle Hart’s jealousy and escape a killer—all as she fights to win Hart back. But sometimes, passion just cannot be denied…