Tracy’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Release Date: 04/25/17
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an ARC provided to me by the author*
I really enjoyed this book, it had the perfect blend of humor, intrigue, secrets, sexual tension and action.
Amelia was a really great character, she has not had an easy life and has done what she had to do to survive. She leaves America and goes to England to find the Marquess of Dansbury, because she wants to inform him that she is his long lost sister and well, she really doesn’t have any other choice, she had to leave. She is a complex character, she is amusing, talkative, smart, wily and kind hearted. If I had to sum her up in one word I would say she is intrepid.
Alistair MacLeod is a spy for the crown, he has known much heartache and betrayal in his life and therefore doesn’t trust easy or often. When he first sees Amelia, he is captivated and immediately on guard – he knows one thing for sure – this woman is trouble. MacLeod is an interesting character, he is a man of few words, gruff, stoic and seemingly unemotional – but as they say, still waters run deep and Alistair MacLeod definitely runs deep. He does not want to want Amelia, he does not want to find her amusing, he does not want to get to know her better and he definitely does not want to love her!
On the surface, these two seem like oil and water, but in reality they are more alike than they are not. Their banter is laugh out loud funny and their interactions are filled with longing and sexual tension – the reader knows that these two are “meant to be” but neither of them can seem to let go of their secrets or their mistrust long enough to make the connection.
This book has a lot going on, but somehow it all works without overwhelming the love story between Amelia and Alistair.
I will be honest, before she contacted me and asked if I would review her book, I had never heard of Amy Quinton – but I will tell you this – Now that I have read one of her books, I won’t forget her! This book is not perfect, there are some typos, some incorrect use of honorific titles and some modern phrasing – but what is right about the book far outweighs what is wrong. This is definitely an author to watch out for – she knows how to tell a story! This book was paced well, had a lot of intrigue, steamy love scenes, laugh out loud moments, great secondary characters and a really wonderful ending. I would highly recommend this book and look forward not only to the next book, but going back and reading the previous books.