This is book #2, in the Tate Brothers series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this amazing series in order.
Lucas wants to keep Grace safe. If there is anyone who can do this, he can. Since they already have a history of tragedy between them he feels it prudent to keep his distance from her emotionally.
Grace knows that Lucas the means and training to keep her safe physically. What about her heart? She has already known tragedy and loss. Is it wise to find herself attracted to the same type of man again?
This book moves at a fast pace. I like the growing tension and how it is laid out. The characters clash and the temperature rises. Makes for a sexy slow burn, but they belong together. I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only, by Netgalley and its publishers.
3.5 stars I think is a fairer rating.
Everything goes oh too well for our characters. Even the most evil event leaves (physically) only bruises and sore muscles. Not that I am complaining, mind you.
Another minus for me is the unfinished business. Killjoy, Chacal, Spanish in general - those are still loose ends. I almost wish there was less talk and love making.... oh, who am I kidding!
An interesting man who went from being a naval lieutenant who suffered from joint pain then became blind and traveled the world alone. Fascinating! And this all takes place from 1787-1857. James Holman was an apothecary/shop owner's son who was destined to follow in his father's footsteps when family fortunes changed. He goes to the Navy at 12 and expects to be there for the rest of his life but his health turns bad and he must retire on half-salary. He becomes a Naval Knight of Windsor to retain his half-salary. He absents himself a lot from his duties as he travels the world. What is does and how he learns his way around with short funds and limited language skills is remarkable.
I loved that the history of the time is explained and that what is happening in the countries he explores is also given. That he often is on naval vessels and helps is remarkable. I also enjoyed seeing the societal downsides of his times. He is a remarkable man. I am glad the bookseller recommended it as I was checking out. Excellent read!