My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The title and the cover caught my attention when it first came out…but the description wasnt enough to make me pick it up right then. but when I got it from the publisher I hoped I’d like.
I cant put it down and when I do I cant wait to pick it back up!! Its the third in the series and except for a couple mentions and meeting a couple people from past books I’m not at all lost.
like I said I couldn’t put it down…..except near the end, about 3 or so chapters from the end I got so mad at Sebastian i had to put it down for the night and I finished it the next morning…and can I just say whoo..I seriously wanted to throttle him
Lydia’s job at the library is her world—until a mysterious patron catches her eye . . . and perhaps her heart.
Just months after the closure of the Chicago World’s Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself fascinated by a mysterious dark-haired and dark-eyed patron. He has never given her his name; he actually never speaks to a single person. All she knows about him is that he loves books as much as she does.
Only when he rescues her in the lobby of the Hartman Hotel does she discover that his name is Sebastian Marks. She also discovers that he lives at the top of the prestigious hotel and that most everyone in Chicago is intrigued by him.
Lydia and Sebastian form a fragile friendship, but when she discovers that Mr. Marks isn’t merely a very wealthy gentleman, but also the proprietor of an infamous saloon and gambling club, she is shocked.
Lydia insists on visiting the club one fateful night and suddenly is a suspect to a murder. She must determine who she can trust, who is innocent, and if Sebastian Marks—the man so many people fear—is actually everything her heart believes him to be.
I received this book free through the publishers fiction guild in exchange for my honest review