Brandon Brothers – LEO
A dangerous step-brother … a letter from a Venetian bank … a secret key … and London’s most fashionable portraitist.
When Sir Jerome Farrell learns that his step-siblings, Mariella and Donato Talbot, are beneficiaries of an unexpected inheritance, he decides to seize it for himself.
Already struggling to protect Donato from their step-brother’s other intentions, Mariella realises two things. To claim the Montesoro legacy, Jerome must make a journey of several weeks; she also knows, as he does not, that without a certain item in her possession, he will return empty-handed.
Successful, sought-after and contemplating marriage to a lovely, young widow, Leo Brandon’s commission to paint Charlotte Farrell, takes him to Surrey for three days. Had he known how those days would re-arrange his life, he might have made the catastrophic mistake of staying in London. Fortunately, he didn’t.
The agents of M Section, meanwhile, are interested in Sir Jerome for reasons of their own and are not pleased when he leaves the country. Mariella, however, is delighted to see the back of him.
5 STAR AMAZON REVIEWS FOR THE MONTESORO LEGACY
The Montesoro Legacy is a beautifully romantic, clever mystery, and a fabulous addition to Stella Riley’s catalogue of books. A perfect ending to the Brandon Brothers trilogy
A fascinating storyline, sympathetic new characters and the chance to meet old friends again. A delight!
It is always such a pleasure to read Stella Riley. Her characters are warm, real, humorous and above all, human.
There’s one truly beautiful and inspiring point in this story that completely took my breath. I was not expecting it, and it stands out for me as a truly moving and spine-tingling moment.
There are some truly memorable events; two which immediately spring. These brought a lump to my throat, tears to my eyes and are worth rereading.
There is plenty of action as Adam, Camilla and M Section hunt down Sir Jerome. It is a real battle of wits supported by good detective work, gritty determination and a certain imaginative panache.