A penniless governess shows up at a dark estate with a strange master. There's a sickly little boy we never meet, a strange portrait of a Montmoor ancestor, and a slightly touchy feely man who offers her his "missing" sister's clothes.
It's interesting and mysterious, but I didn't like being left hanging before it got to solid story. :( I was also a bit thrown off by the heroine's sudden change of heart regarding the clothes.
I think this was a good taste of what the author writes like though. I don't know any authors that focus on gothic romance. I'm sure there are some; they just haven't crossed my radar, so this was new for me.
I like the darkness, mystery, and my favorite part of all: "But ugly on the outside doesn't mean he is such on the inside."
That makes me wonder what other morals are in store and revealed in each book.
Three bikes. I bought this on Amazon.