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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Review: A Code of the Heart by Jacki Delecki

A Code of the Heart (Code Breakers, #3)Pages: 172 pages
Genre: Romance/Historical
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Miss Amelia Bonnington has been in love with Michael Harcourt since she was nine years old… or so she thought until a not-so proper impassioned and unyielding kiss from the not-so honorable and equally disreputable Mr. Derrick Brinsley, gave her reason to question the feelings of the heart.

Derrick Brinsley, brother to the Earl of Falconbridge, shunned from society for running off with his brother’s fiancĂ©e, hasn’t cared about or questioned his lack of acceptance until meeting the beguiling Amelia Bonnington. One passionate moment with the fiery Miss Bonnington has him more than willing to play by society’s rules to possess the breathtaking, red-haired woman.

Amelia unwittingly becomes embroiled in espionage when she stumbles upon a smuggling ring in the modiste shop of her good friend. To prove her French friend’s innocence, she dangerously jumps into the fray, jeopardizing more than her life.

On clandestine assignment to prevent the French from stealing the Royal Navy’s secret weapon, Derrick must fight to protect British secrets from falling into the hands of French spies, but also the chance at love with the only woman capable of redeeming him.

My Review:

Intro: I am so happy to be back to normal after my February from Hades. It was not fun, let me tell you. If it could go wrong, it did. But that’s over now and I am back to reading and reviewing. Hopefully.


Heroine: Amelia-I liked her. She was strong, intelligent and brave. I love how much of an active character she is. She’s not waiting around but doing it herself.  I love that so much.

Hero: Derrick-I liked Derrick. I didn’t, however, make much of a connection to him at all. He did have that sort of broken thing going for him which I did like. But there was definitely a bit of a disconnect with him for me. I may have to reread to see if that changes on a reread.

Chemistry: I think because I had such a difficulty connecting with Derrick, I also had a bit of difficulty connecting with Amelia and Derrick as a couple. It’s not that I didn’t like them or their story but I just didn’t get as engaged as I normally would. It’s always hard for me when I don’t connect with one of the characters.

Chemistry Rating:

Conclusion: I liked this book. I did. I really enjoyed the spy plot. That’s really unusual for me. I usually go for the romance and nothing else. But for some reason the spy plot really kept me involved in the book. I did have a bit of trouble connecting with the romance but the rest of the book more than made up for it.
Overall Rating

Author Info
Descended from a long line of storytellers, Jacki spins adventures filled with mystery, healing and romance. Jacki’s love affair with the arts began at a young age and inspired her to train as a jazz singer and dancer. She has performed many acting roles with the Seattle Opera Company and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Her travels to London and Paris ignited a deep-seated passion to write A Code of Love, a romantic mystery set in the Regency era. Jacki is certain she spent at least one lifetime dancing in the Moulin Rouge.
Although writing now fills most of her days, she continues to volunteer with Seattle’s Ballet and Opera companies, as well as leading children’s tours of Pike Street Market. Her volunteer work with Seattle’s homeless shelters influenced one of her main characters in An Inner Fire. Jacki’s two Golden Labs, Gus and Talley, are her constant companions. Their years of devotion and intuition inspired her to write both dogs as heroes in A Code of Love. A geek at heart, Jacki loves superhero movies—a hero’s battle against insurmountable odds. Fortunately, her heroines don’t have to wear a unitard to fight injustice and battle for the underdog. Jacki’s extraordinary heroines love and heal. Visit for more information.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me on Books Like Breathing.
    All my best.

  2. Thank you for hosting A CODE OF THE HEART!



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