This is the fourth book in the Heirs Of Aristocracy series. This is a relatively new author to me. I discovered her through a novella, The Knot Of A Knight, in the collection Have Yourself A Merry Little Secret. I gave the novella ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I then placed the author on my to be read list. I have started reading the backlist of her titles. This book is the latest in her series, so the secondary characters (which there were many) were unfamiliar to me because they were introduced in previous books I have not read yet. However there was enough backstory where I didn’t feel lost.
This novel had two distinct plots. It centers around twins, Henry and Hannah, and their respective love interests, Laura and Graham.
Graham and Hannah have a complicated past. Hannah married another and has a son. Graham comes back many years later to win Hannah once she is a widow. Henry is in his thirties and is lonely. He sees a maid across the street and is immediately smitten. Laura sees him too and feels the connection.
There was a lot going on in this novel. The two stories were intertwined and interconnected. I was afraid this might make the story choppy and confusing. However I was pleasantly proven wrong. The plot switches kept the story fresh and interesting. It was well thought out and flowed seamlessly.
There were a lot of interesting twists and turns. The characters were richly written. They had great depth. I cheered for these characters, wanting their happy endings. A lot of themes and tropes were peppered throughout the story, keeping the plot fast paced. It was romantic and passionate.
This novel was a captivating read. It kept my interest. I was invested in the characters. It had wonderful duel happy endings. I will definitely read more from this author and I recommend her books.
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
I am always pleased when I find a new author that I enjoy reading their books. I do not read a lot of novellas, but I have found that I can find new authors through them. I read several novella collections during Christmas and found many new authors. I suggest finding a novella collection if you are in a reading slump. It gives you a taste of fresh series. It really helped me!