The Remington family is so much fun to read about, and The Clue Of The Brilliant Bastard is another fantastic addition to the series. Lady Maria marries a cruel, violent man and flees, ending up injured on the doorstep of Dr. Hudson Lewis. Hudson and Maria have admired one another from afar. The couple is now in an untenable situation. Maria is married to a monster yet falls irrevocably in love with Hudson. The two must face impossible odds and danger around every corner to fight for their happily ever after.
The forbidden love between Hudson and Maria is written in a way that I was drawn to the couple and wanted nothing less than their happily ever after. Hudson is the illegitimate son of a duke; he has carved out a good, if lonely, life for himself until he sees Maria and realizes too late what all he could have had. Maria has continuously allowed others to make her choices; this places her in the bed of a monster. I love how even though it is an impossible situation and it is too late, Maira finds the courage to fight for her future. Maria has incredible courage.
Hudson and Maria’s romantic journey is dangerous and heart-wrenching at times. The couple’s passionate connection is lovely to witness. The Clue Of The Brilliant Bastard is the third book in The Remingtons Of The Regency series. These books are best read in order due to an ongoing mystery that develops throughout. This forbidden love story captured my heart and attention from the very beginning. This is an exciting page-turner. I love Ellie St. Clair’s writing; it grabs the reader’s attention from page one, and we are on a passionate journey fraught with peril but ending in love.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: September 16, 2022