It’s nineteenth-century England. Social decorum reigns. Devon Phoenix, Marquess of Phoxdale and first-born son of the Duke of Seton, shuns society when he is bound to his soul mate through the discovery of a buried family secret. He learns she will need his protection from those drawn to her because of her lineage. When he crosses two centuries into present day to claim her, it is not without cost.
The life of Boston artist and history buff Elz Valli is about to be irreversibly altered. Coming face-to-face with Devon, she feels certain this striking, intellectual man bears more than a shocking resemblance to the man marked in the pages of her history books. Even so, she does not expect the chain of events that unfold because of one heated dance with him. With the pendulum in motion, there is no turning back as Devon’s presence in today’s world ignites raging fires both good and evil.
Driven by his insane love for her, Devon will stop at nothing to have and protect Elz. But will this be enough to overcome the powers that will attach themselves to her?
This book is intended for mature audiences.
It may have been the title and color of the cover that initially drew me to this book (and I can’t find this cover on Goodreads), but the complexity of the story promised in the blurb is what made me pick it up and I’m so glad I did. The Phoenix Decree did not disappoint.
Elz and Devon are both extremely complex people with a lot going on, and sometimes it’s difficult to know what either of them are truly feeling but that didn’t stop me for rooting for them. There are time travel elements to this story as well as some very dark scenes that may be too intense or triggering for some readers, but for the right book lovers this story may become a new favorite.
Very much hoping that the sequels come to NetGalley but I may need to find them myself!