The Hellion is Tamed
by Tracy Sumner
“The Hellion is Tamed” is book 4 in the League of Lords series by author Tracy Sumner. You can definitely enjoy this book on its own, but once you do, be warned that you’re going to want to go back and start at the beginning of this fantastic series. It’s that good.
“He was stunning, laid out there in silvery, stray moonbeams. Dark and light, shadows and hollows, mahogany eyes burning through her, his face carved in sage lines in the glow.”
Simon is a man who quite literally sees the dead, those he calls his “haunts”. It’s ironic then, that he is himself haunted by his own past as a child growing up in the slums of London. Although he’s spent most of his life surrounded by his family of friends, and with their help grew up to be an educated, successful businessman accepted within the elite circles of high society, in his heart he still sees himself as an unworthy thief. Emma appeared to him ten years ago and the connection they made was silent yet palpable. They are truly kindred spirits, as she is from the same slums as he, only decades earlier. Now that circumstances bring them together again across 80 years of time, each must figure out how to forgive the other for all that happened during that decade of time since last they saw each other. The twists and turns of the plot kept me thoroughly engaged in the story, as did the nuances of the personalities of both main characters.
This is the type of book that’s difficult to review because I want to tell you so much about it but I can’t, because I don’t want to ruin the experience of discovery for you. Trust me when I tell you that this story is an exquisite combination of intrigue, sweetness, melancholy, inspiration, heartbreak, wit, passion, mystery and triumph. It is beautifully written by an author who possesses the ability to create magic with her words.