Author: Julie Coulter Bellon
Series: Veterans Club #2
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: June 4, 2020
Publisher: Stone Hall Books
A man changed by war. The woman who loves him. And a secret that could tear them apart.
Edward Rutledge, the newly minted Viscount Carlisle, has come back from war a changed man. The echo of the battlefield and the death of his best friend Marcus haunt him to the point that he decides to break his betrothal to Charlotte—the only woman he’s ever loved.
When he’s summoned home to Hartwell Manor, he comes face-to-face with her. Slowly, her strength and love make him see that he might be able to reclaim what he thought was lost. But when word reaches him that Marcus might not have died in Spain and yet lives, Edward will do anything to bring his friend home. As the mystery deepens, however, Edward is drawn into an intrigue that forces him to confront the demons that have plagued him since he returned to England. Will he have to sacrifice everything he’s built with Charlotte in order to keep her safe?
If you are looking for a clean, easy reading book in romance that has some tension but is relatively easily resolved, this could be the book for you. I will say however, that nothing would have been resolved, at least not happily, if it weren’t for Charlotte’s tenacity.
Potential triggers: PTSD, alcohol abuse
Violence: brief, mild
*I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and voluntarily chose to review it.