July 24, 2018
The Vixen by Christi Caldwell
My rating: 5 out of 5 Roses
Series: Wicked Wallflowers Book 2
Publication Date: August 7, 2018
USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell pits a fiercely independent beauty against a devilish investigator.
Set apart by her ethereal beauty and fearless demeanor, Ophelia Killoran has always been a mystery to those around her—and a woman they underestimated. No one would guess that she spends her nights protecting the street urchins of St. Giles. Ophelia knows what horrors these children face. As a young girl, she faced those horrors herself, and she would have died…if not for the orphan boy who saved her life.
A notorious investigator, Connor Steele never expected to encounter Ophelia Killoran on his latest case. It has been years since he sacrificed himself for her. Now, she hires orphans from the street to work in her brother’s gaming hell. But where does she find the children…and what are her intentions?
Ophelia and Connor are at odds. After all, Connor now serves the nobility, and that is a class of people Ophelia knows firsthand not to trust. But if they can set aside their misgivings and work together, they may discover that their purposes—and their hearts—are perfectly aligned.
Christi Caldwell continues to amaze!
Ophelia Killoran – the tough street rat with a will to survive and no love for the peerage.
Connor Steele – the orphan who got away from the streets and given a better life.
Their lives took different paths, but fate has thrown them together again.
Ms. Caldwell puts a depth to her characters that is unparalleled. The Vixen is no exception. As she peeled away the layers of Ophelia and opened Connor’s eyes to reality, my heart ached. And the prison palm reading….I BAWLED! I don’t think a scene has ever affected me as much as this one. Throw in a few surprises, extraordinary secondary characters and you have a 5+ read.
I can’t wait to see how Ms. Caldwell tops this one.
I received a arc copy from the author for an honest and unbiased review.