Okay, here goes. The premise is Cinderella. This is a given considering the hero’s sister has devised a plan to set this in motion.
Ashton Wilde, Marquis of Beaufort, is part of a family that is considered scandalous. He, his siblings and his cousins are all orphans that were raised by his scholarly uncle until Ash came of age and took over.
Maura Collyer is no stranger to scandal either. Her father was involved with one prior to his death. She is also an orphan of sorts. She lives with her stepmother and stepsisters. She is treated shabbily by the stepmother but embraced by her stepsisters. She is a horse breeder and loves her stallion.
There is the sale of her horse and her subsequent theft of the horse that’s the backdrop of this story. I am a big fan of Nicole Jordan’s work but this was not the best example of it. I found the whole horse part of the story to be kind of ridiculous but I am hoping that book two is much better. It’s Nicole Jordan so I’m willing to take another chance.