Author: Sian Ann Bessey
Series: Georgian Gentlemen #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Date: November 8, 2021
Lord Adam Dunsbourne is a tyrant. At least, that’s what everyone says. The tales are shocking: accounts of a man who gambled away the family fortune and keeps his younger sister, Emily, captive in their home at Dunsbourne Manor. So when Adam and his sister make an unexpected appearance at a dinner party, the scandalized whispers cannot be contained.
New to the town, Phoebe Hadford hears the condemning rumors and determines to do all she can to help the baron’s oppressed sister. Upon entering Dunsbourne Manor, however, she quickly discovers that all is not what she has been led to believe.
Adam, though unsure of whether he can trust the intentions of his beautiful neighbor, is quickly drawn in by Phoebe’s genuine nature. But even as his and Phoebe’s connection deepens, a dangerous enemy from his past reemerges. For years, Adam has hunted for the man who betrayed him, not realizing he had only to wait. His foe has returned, and this time, he will threaten everything Adam cherishes most—including the woman he loves.
Besides knowing that I like this author, one look at the cover of this book and I knew I wanted to read it.
This romance mixed with suspense was an enjoyable read for me. I loved the main characters. I loved that Adam was willing to roll up his sleeves and work to fix the estate problems he inherited and that he was willing to see his shortcomings in caring for his sister etc… And I loved that Phoebe was unwilling to judge someone based on gossip. I also loved that she didn’t fear hard work to help out even though it was far from her norm in life. I loved that she had a relationship with her father to be able to discuss things to see them more clearly. I thought her father and other side characters were well written.
It gave us so much more insight to add the villain’s point of view through out the story. It made it easier to understand what he was up to. And he was so awful that I found my heart pounding in the more intense parts of the story.
Well written, intriguing and romantic, I enjoyed this book.
*I received a complimentary ARC of this book through NetGalley and voluntarily chose to review it.