(Lords of the Armory #3)
Published: June 29th 2021
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Length: 384 Pages
My Rating: 2.5 stars
Soldier turned solicitor Lord Merritt Rivers has dedicated his life to upholding the law. He patrols the streets faithfully, hoping to stop crimes before they can happen. While hunting an escaped convict, he encounters a woman also hunting thieves. She’s a delicious distraction, until he discovers that she is the criminal he’s after. She’s smart, challenging, and everything he finds attractive, but he cannot trust her.
Veronica Chase has hidden her past as a nobleman’s daughter. She confesses to a crime to keep her adopted brother out of prison. She now lives in London’s underworld, trapped between worlds, belonging nowhere.
Forming an uneasy alliance, Veronica and Merritt work together to protect innocent Londoners during the city’s riots. Moving between her world and his, they grow closer to each other and to the mob’s dangerous leaders. But their newfound trust won’t be enough until each face their demons and ask what’s worth saving―the lives they’ve chosen to lead or the love that leaves them yearning for more.
This book had so much potential but it just fell flat for me. I didn’t connect with the characters and while I can see a lot of people loving them, I just couldn’t become invested in them. My opinion is not a reflection on the writing which is well-paced with a good mix of action, humour and drama. This book will appeal to a lot of historical romance readers, it just wasn’t for me.
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.