Grant goes undercover to capture conspirators avowed to murder the prime minister, but his only suspect is the father of a courageous lady who is growing increasingly hard to ignore. He can’t allow Jocelyn to distract him from the case, nor will he taint her with his war-darkened soul. She seems to see past the barriers surrounding his heart, which makes her all the more dangerous to his vow of remaining forever alone.
Jocelyn will do anything to clear her father’s name, even if that means working with Grant. Time is running out. The future of England hangs in the balance...and so does their love.
Ever since I started Donna Hatch's The Rogue Hearts Series, I have been waiting for Grant Amesbury's story.
Because yes, I like those dark, handsome, brooding heroes of stories.
And man, oh, man. Hatch did NOT let me down. This book was addicting. I hated when I had to put it down.
Grant has finally found love!
And his backstory was far more devastating than I thought. His poor heart had been broken so severely, so ruthlessly. It's no wonder he kept his heart so guarded.
As for Jocelyn, I connected with her instantly. We have many a thing in common (which yes, includes falling for dark, brooding heroes who deep, deep, DEEP down are fantastic men who have simply been dealt the belt for far too long).
Just. Ah. It was so frustratingly beautiful. Their love story. To fall in love with Grant, Jocelyn had to have thick skin. He wasn't outright unkind to her, but his words were harsh at times whenever she got too close to his vulnerabilities. But FINALLY, Grant realized what a kind and beautiful woman Jocelyn was inside and out. She wasn't the picture of beauty, but she was the picture of kindness, always doing everything she could for those she cared about.
I will admit, there was great humor in this book too. Grant's dry responses to some things were just so fantastic, had I been there with him, I would have had to stifle my laugh.
The mystery in this novel was also quite fun to follow. Who really was the bad guy? Who wanted Jocelyn's father framed? What was their plan? Were they really going to try and murder the Prime Minister?
Grant was just the man to find out who.
It was fun to see the previous Amesburys and their wives. Really, this series has been so beautiful. I am so sad to say goodbye to the brothers. Grant, I'll admit, has been my favorite. I love all four books in their own way, but this one, was by far the best.
If you love Historical Romances, this is a book and series meant for you!
5 out of 5!