Genres: Historical Romance
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Whether as spies or lovers, the Renegade Royals—illegitimate sons of England’s Royal Princes—are bold, skillful, and a force to be reckoned with…
A war hero returned from Waterloo should be able to indulge in a bit of bad behavior. Instead, Captain William Endicott is summoned by his father, the Duke of York, to investigate an assassination plot. The unlikely suspect: William’s former sweetheart. Will can’t believe that innocent Evie Whitney could be mixed up in anything so nefarious. Then again, almost everything about Evie has changed—except for his body’s instinctive response to hers…
Just as Evie’s life is finally coming together, Will saunters back into it. Should she slap him—or seduce him? Even as she tries to decide, scandal pushes her toward marriage with a man she can neither trust nor resist—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy…
This is the third book in the Renegade Royals series, and my first read by this author. Overall I like her style of writing, so I will be reading the others in the series.
This was a sweet and charming read. I enjoyed the plot, though the pace moved a bit slow in certain sections, it did pick up quite well as the story progressed. The initial slow pace almost did me in, but I kept reading through the night, turning the pages to see how Evie and Will’s romance would bloom, and to uncover the assignation plot.
I thought Evie was a good character. I really liked her, most of my emotions were engaged through her. At times she came off as soft, as too vulnerable, but really beneath all that pain and confusion of Will abandoning her, and his sudden reappearance in her life wreaking havoc on her emotions, she had the strength, determination, courage, and the ability to stand up for herself and her needs. I liked the blend, and I thought it was done quite well. She was a delightful and endearing heroine.
Will was also a likable hero. Certainly honorable and charming, and I enjoyed watching him realize the depth of his feelings for Evie. The romance moved sweet and slow, but it was still quite satisfying. But, I think what I enjoyed most was the plot and the historical details woven throughout the book. I also loved the layers and the complexity of the plot, making this romance read sweet and intriguing.
I would recommend to historical romance lovers.