The Lords Of The Armory books always deliver passionate romance and thrilling intrigue and action. I enjoy the strong female lead in this book. Alexander Sinclair, the Earl of St. James, lives his life unapologetically as a notorious rake. He is a spy and is tasked with finding a traitor, one that turns out to be Olivia Everett’s brother. The couple must work together to stop a threat to the government.
Honesty is what Alexander values the most. He is, in some ways, broken by his past. I liked the many layers of Alexander. He must learn that sometimes secrets are necessary to protect those you love. Olivia breaks down his very ordered world. Olivia has built a good life out of past indiscretions. Olivia is fiercely protective of those she loves; however, her trust is tested by all the men in her life lying to her. Olivia is multifaceted as well. Both main characters are complicated and flawed, which gives a level of believability.
Alexander and Olivia’s relationship is complicated. It takes the entirety of the book to resolve their issues. I liked this; the couple’s struggles were realistic and believable. The spark between the two built steadily; it was an attraction with mistrust at first sight.
This is also a plot with plenty of intrigue and action. The story moved well due to the perfect mix of passion and twists and turns. A Relentless Rake is the fourth book in the Lords Of The Armory series. Anna Harrington delivers an exciting, passionate romance that keeps you glued to the page. A Relentless Rake is a fantastic addition to the Lords Of The Armory series; I enjoyed every minute of this book.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: March 29, 2022