Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Date published: 9/01/2015
ISBN: 978-1-62300-972-4
Historical; Regency
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 4

Laurence Heath, the senior partner at Heath and Heath solicitors, has been living a lie all his life. He’s one of the most respected legal minds in Regency London dealing with the highly explosive secrets of the rich and famous. But it’s the secret in his own past that might bring his world crashing down.

It’s incredibly difficult to write a sensible review of this book without mentioning any spoilers. What I can say is that the worldbuilding is well done, the characters are very real and three-dimensional, and the plot is intriguing. The problems between the main characters are very realistic to that time period and extremely understandable from all the viewpoints. The way the characters acted in the past and react later in the story is completely logical and understandable, and yet bound to make their worlds collide and their futures extremely messy. Ms. Atwell is to be congratulated for thinking of a basic premise from which these outcomes would flow so obviously, yet lead to so much future angst.

The book is engaging and well written, flowing smoothly throughout. The sex scenes are gripping and hot. There was one potential timeline glitch but since exact dates were never given for some parties I expect readers less critical than I am will simply brush it off.

All in all this is an intriguing story, well worth reading, and a slightly different take on a popular historical period.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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