The Veiled Heart
Book 1 - The Velvet Basement
By Elsa Holland
A woman who has never known desire …..and the man who has always wanted her…
After a cold and cruel Victorian marriage, Lady Miriam Rothbury is determined to turn her mind to good works with London’s fallen women. But when a fleeting brush with a handsome stranger at the scandalous Velvet Basement and a broken carriage combine, they create an invitation to sin. Surrendering once to a tempting rogue could be forgiven, but what happens when this dangerous game promises to extend beyond one unforgettable encounter to a passion that threatens the very foundation of her world?
At first, Max, Lord Maxwell Worthington, is amused that this lovely visitor to the decadent Velvet Basement mistakes him for a lowly mechanic. And when the veiled beauty welcomes his help and then invites his caresses, he’s delighted to explore the attraction sparking between them. But the flammable seduction turns world-shaking when the veil lifts and he discovers the irresistible woman who has always haunted his dreams. Is this his chance to transform those searing desires into breathtaking reality? Or will revealing his true identity push Miriam far out of reach forever? Passion can only go so far to pave the way for love after that, the heart must navigate through the shadows alone.
'I'm not normally a historical romance reader, but this book totally swept me away. Elsa Holland's writing is so evocative, I felt as if I could smell and taste and touch every detail of the story. And the sensuality is smoking hot! You ache for these two to get together, but can't imagine how they can. The Veiled Heart ticks all the boxes for me: sexy, romantic, great characters that I cared about, bastard villains to hate, gorgeous gowns, and some of the best sex scenes I've ever read. Seriously, download this book. You won't be disappointed.' - Amazon reader review - 5 stars
'This is not my usual genre but I found The Veiled Heart tremendously entertaining. Elsa Holland takes us on a fascinating exploration into the erotic underbelly of nineteenth century London with the provocative and sexually daring Miriam Rothbury as our guide. Miriam leads us into bordellos, fetish dungeons and stately mansions with plenty of intrigues and erotic escapades along the way. The Veiled heart is a great read, sensual and romantic, with intriguing characters and a tension that doesn’t give up until the end. Yes, you can judge a book by its cover and this one says it all. If you want historical romance, this is for you.' - Amazon reader review - 5 stars
Published 2015 (Elsa Holland Books)
ISBN: 9780994463906 - 306 pages - Paperback & ebook
World Rights Available (excl. World English)