An action packed steamy Historical Romance which I didn’t realised I needed to read!
England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother’s American fiancée, accompanied by her infant daughter. Despite his brother the duke’s refusal to acknowledge Juliet, Gareth is determined to do right by the courageous woman who crossed an ocean to give her baby her rightful name. But Juliet is wary of marrying this black sheep aristocrat, even while she is hopelessly charmed by the dashing devil. Never has she met anyone who embraces life so thoroughly, who makes her laugh, who loves her so well. And, even when it seems the odds are against them, Juliet has absolute faith that Gareth will go beyond the call of duty, risking his life itself to give her and her daughter a home — and a love that will last a lifetime.
Where do I start? I think this was one of the most action packed Historical Romance’s I ever read! I really like the concept, a reckless third son who has no purpose in life decides to do the right thing and protect his brother’s child. The story kept pace, the MC’s meet in the second chapter and it was all go from there. I was impressed that the character building wasn’t ignore, though it was a little tiring reading next situation after next situation that befalls Lord de Montforte.
I liked that the romance grew throughout the book and that the MC’s had their own personal issues to work through. It’s definitely a steamy historical romance (which I love), so I warn any reader who likes it clean that this book may not be for you!
Overall, a real enjoyable read. It could have done with a little less action for me, but other than that I refreshing HR.