Julia Keaton
Historical romance
Available from K K & M Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60394-991-0
July 2012

Alex was masquerading as a man in order to reach her kin safely. As a ward of the king, she was destined for an arranged marriage. She's on the run from that marriage when she rescues a young woman from harm and her life is changed forever. Lord Bronson Blackmore distrusts the young man who helped his sister. Determined to uncover Alex's secrets, Bronson will do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. Once he discovers her deception, Bronson knows how he will force her hand. But he underestimates his attraction to Alex, and if he's not careful, he could be the one caught.

The premise of this story is very engaging and there are a few humorous moments with Alex and her attempt to stay 'manly'. There are some interesting scenes as Alex and Bronson navigate the mess of lies that lay between them. I really liked Alex, the McPherson clan, and younger Blackmore sons. The problem I had was with Bronson. I just couldn't find much that I liked about him. I don't mind an overly assertive hero but I thought Bronson was just mean and selfish. His early actions unfortunately stayed with me through the entire book. The sex seemed to lack any real emotional connection. This one just didn't work for me. That said, the author's writing style is good and I would like to see stories for the remaining Blackmore boys and their sister.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Explicit

Reviewer: Susan P.
August 29, 2012

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