I like a quirky, different style book like this one. Although set in historical London, as so many romance novels are, this book stood out. The couple had very distinct personalities. The intriguing plot kept me turning the page. The story put a new spin on this genre. There was intrigue, conflict, heartbreak, and eventually love. This book was a wonderful reading experience.
Both Kevin and Rosamund had their eccentricities and were highly strong-willed. Kevin was laser-focused on whatever he was doing. Kevin was crass and aloof at moments and highly passionate at other times. His complexity astounded me; he was so intricately written. Rosamund comes from nothing and has fought for everything she has. She tends to see everything as a transaction yet she is a passionate person. Her drive and intrinsic kindness endeared me to her. Kevin and Rosamund’s passion built throughout the novel. I didn’t feel the initial spark. However the couple shared a close connection from the first encounter and that grew throughout the book. What I liked most was that they allowed each other to just be themselves.
The storyline was extremely entertaining. There were twists and turns. It is a story of two very different people falling in love despite the odds being stacked against them. This book was a page turner. It moved at a good pace. My attention was riveted to the page. One thing I disliked were the secondary characters. They were well written and necessary to a point; I felt there were too many of them, at times it was difficult to keep up. The book did a wonderful job of just making me care deeply about the characters and their outcomes.
Through everything, raw authenticity was kept. I learned a lot about self worth and that I can love my differences. The book relates that the past cannot define us. The most unusual of people can find love. I was sad to see this story finish. I love epilogues; this book didn’t have one. The ending did conclude in a satisfying manner. By the end the passion between the couple was undeniable. The conflict played out throughout the book; it took time to resolve. I like that, often the conflict is concluded in two pages. I recommend this book because of the colorful characters and intricate storyline. I advise you to read it, you won’t be disappointed.
I received an ARC of this book through Netgalley and Kensington Books. This is my honest, voluntary opinion.
This book was pretty good. The novel is the second in the A Duke’s Heiress series. I love non-traditional characters. Both Kevin and Rosamund are eccentric in their own ways. This was a new author to me. I was pleasantly surprised. I suggest reading the whole series. Until next time, stay safe, be kind, and keep reading!