Pages: 400 pages
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Intro: I should begin by saying that I was immediately drawn to this book because of the cover. It’s purple and pretty and I love it. But I was further interested because this seemed like quite the departure for Liz Carlyle and quite an interesting one at that.
Heroine: Isabella-I loved her. She was strong and capable. She was one of the most likable heroines I have come across in a while. I have been on a reading streak of damsels. And she, while she was in a difficult situation, never was a damsel.
Hero: Hepplewood-You normally don’t expect to see this type of hero in a historical romance nowadays. He was Ye Olde Christian Grey. But not really because he didn’t make me want to pull my hair out. I actually rather liked him.
Chemistry: Isabella and Hepplewood had chemistry. Oh boy did they have chemistry. They were amazing together. Even though both characters were a bit difficult individually at times. I liked the slight bits of angst.
Ending Babble: I am not going to go ahead with any Fifty Shades of Grey comparisons because not all books with similar themes are similar and this one was 10x better than Fifty Shades. The writing is excellent and the characters likable and well-drawn. Liz Carlyle is one of my favs.
A lifelong anglophile, Liz Carlyle cut her teeth reading gothic novels under the bedcovers by flashlight. She is the author of sixteen historical romances, including several New York Times bestsellers. Liz travels incessantly, ever in search of the perfect setting for her next book. Along with her genuine romance-hero husband and four very fine felines, she makes her home in North Carolina. You can contact her via her website at www.lizcarlyle.com.