Lord Constantine Moreland at last meets his match in the rigid, rule abiding Lilah Holcutt. He's intrigued by her, and Lilah is drawn to Con, despite her disapproval of him. When the Moreland women are kidnapped its Lilah who charges off with Con to find them.
Lilah is hiding a secret and that secret leads her to repress the more open aspect of her nature. It's only after she and Con go to her family home, a weirdly wonderful place, Barrow House with its maze and the Faire Track "a place of power for thousands of years" that things become complex and otherworldly. As with all things to do with love, Con and Lilah tread that delightful line between the 'does she, doesn't she', no mans land of love undeclared, yet not unrequited!
I loved that Com was first attracted to Lilah by the glimpse he had of her stockings. She was, "wearing bright lilac stockings. And [Con] thought, there’s more to her than meets the eye.” And there is! So much more!
Another Mad Moorlands treasure!
A NetGalley ARC