(Goode Girls #4)
Published: May 11th 2021
Publisher: Gnarly Wool Publishing
Length: 230 Pages
My Rating: ⭐⭐✨
Disfigured in fighting pits as a lad, Gabriel Sauvageau has lived his entire life without the touch of a woman. As the brains and brawn behind London’s most ferocious smuggling syndicate, he knows he doesn’t deserve shy, bespectacled Felicity Goode. But that doesn’t stop him from watching her. Guarding her.
Wondering if her gentle touch would soothe his savage soul.
Though she wiles away hours immersed in the pages of romance novels, shy and anxious Felicity Goode has vowed never to become a bride. How can she share a life—not to mention a bed—with a man, if she can’t bring herself to share a simple conversation without trembling and stuttering? Once news of her obscene inheritance circulates through the ton, she is barraged, not only by a slew of suitors, but also several distressing threats against her life.
What she needs is a bodyguard.
The large, scarred ruffian she finds on her stoop is exactly what she has been looking for.
So, why does his presence make her tremble in ways that have nothing to do with fear?
I have read one other book in this series but it’s easy to read as a standalone. I was disappointed in this book. While I like Ms Byrne’s writing style the characters in this series are not appealing to me.
I feel they lack depth and it’s difficult to stay engaged with a book when you don’t really care what happens to the characters.
This is purely my take on the book but I have no doubt it will appeal to fans it just isn’t my cup of tea.
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.