Genre: Historical Romance, Regency, Women’s Fiction
Series, if any: Masters of Seduction, Book 3
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Date of publication: 3 January 2017
No. Of pages: 271
Justin ‘Thorn’ Netherwood, Earl of Kempthorn prefers to have control at all times, and values propriety too much. No wonder, he doesn’t care much for his neighbors’s daughter Miss Olivia Lydall. But his twin brother, Gideon, befriends the wild, reckless and wholly inappropriate girl in youth and the two have been closer ever since. So when Olivia finds herself in a state of romantic conflict and seeks out Gideon for advice, he is too happy to oblige and steer her away in another direction. Only problem: the person who is giving the advice is Thorn. But soon, he finds his devious charade is chafing him in pursuing the woman who is full or spirit and passion, and just might be his soulmate. Can he claim Olivia’s heart, when their deepening connection is built on lies and deceit?
The book started off on a promising note; the plot was quite good and reasonable and the added elements of action and drama helped in keeping me engaged. But towards the end, the finale portion was too hurried for me. The narration could have been made more coherent to ensure that readers continue asking for more.
The lead characters of Thorn and Olivia were endearing and complimented each other well along with the plot; though I didn’t feel the drama of the secondary characters were required though I understand the justification of using them.
The title ans the cover inage were consistent with what usually is expected when it comes to regency period romances.
My opinion: Not disappointed with the book, even though the ending lacked a certain finesse.
My rating: 3 out of 5