Series: Regency Sinners #2
Published by Carole Mortimer on June 30th 2017
FINAL DECISION: Enjoyable and quick read. Very sexy historical that is a second chance at love as well. This one has a lot of drama and tension as two people who have a history try to work through their past while the hero is trying to see if the heroine is a traitor.
THE STORY: Dante St. Just, Duke of Huntley has the woman assigned for him to investigate…but he doesn’t want to. Lady Isabella Aston is the step-daughter of his cousin and the two have a history. When Bella was seventeen, she declared her love for Dante, who rejected her sending her into the arms of and marriage to another man. Now a widow, Bella doesn’t anything to do with Dante…but he has never forgotten her.
OPINION: Light and enjoyable story…not funny or sweet, but the story is not taxing and can be enjoyed quickly. This book continues the series about these men who are investigating women who might be a traitor helping Napoleon.
There is more angst in this story because Dante and Bella have a history. I liked their interaction and the drama and pain between them. I also really liked that Bella had a happy marriage that Dante now has to compete with.
The two have a very contentious beginning but I really liked how the two battled and debated and ultimately resolved their problems. The story isn’t particularly deep, but this is not trying to be War and Peace.
My one complaint about this book is that there is a whole side story about the reasons that Dante’s aunt was such a witch. I’m not sure that the resolution was needed and thought that it brought up a plot point that was not really necessary.
WORTH MENTIONING: We are introduced to Devil in this book…the hero of the next book.
CONNECTED BOOKS: WICKED SURRENDER is the second book in the Regency Sinners series. There is an overarching story as each of the book involves a man investigating a woman as possible spy, but each book is independent and can be read on its own as the overarching storyline is thin.
STAR RATING: I give this book 3.5 stars.