Series: The Prince Catchers, #1
Genre: Historical Romance
The language is stylized more formally than the blurb might lead you to expect, but it's appropriate for a period piece, and still makes for easy reading. I quite enjoyed the change. And I think it's crafty use of language that really draws you in as a reader. It sets the tone for the novel, brings the setting to life and gives the character depth and vitality.
Our heroine, Arabella is prim and proper, but she has nerves of steel. She never falters, and I love the way she stands up for herself and for others as well. Luc is the only one who makes her nerves quiver, and he does that in all the right ways because he makes Arabella feel. And that is key to her character because she's not a mere fortune hunter, she is a woman who has decided to believe in a prophecy and to make that smoke and mirrors prediction into her reality. wants what he makes her feel, and seeks it out. Mmmm.
|Book 2 in the triology|
And this is where the plot twist comes in, rather unexpectedly. I was not prepared for it. But the story from then forward was faster paced, more about learning to trust in love and to express that love. Both Luc and Arabella had to learn to do that. And both go to great lengths to learn to do so in this novel. It was wonderful seeing them come together, and fight for one another.
I thoroughly enjoyed this romance. Sizzling and romantic, it made for sheer reading pleasure.