Published: April 28th 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Length: 384 pages
My Rating: 2 stars
Peter Rathbone, Duke of Compton, is already struggling to handle the responsibilities of his family home and his grief over his sister, Delia’s death when he’s astonished by an unexpected visitor. Life is about to get even more complicated.
Miss Ada Grandison is desperate to throw off haunting memories, and she’s sure the duke can help her find answers to the questions her friend, Delia, left behind. She brings a note that Delia claimed would change everything for the Rathbone family. Peter can’t quite bring himself to believe the legends he’s heard all his life, but something about Ada inspires him to hope.
This was a lacklustre read for me. There were too many characters and not enough action to keep me engaged. There was no chemistry between the characters, it felt like a first love relationship, not a life long love. I don’t believe the characters would have remained happy together. This book would serve well for a young person who is only starting out with historicals as it features an 18-year-old and 24 years old and it’s very chaste.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.