Read in October 2016.
“Lazarus kept his mouth firmly straight, but he felt a surge of triumph as the prim widow ran headlong into his talons.”
And so it begins!
I liked both main characters, they were not stupid. The world building was decent, the mystery ok, if not terribly suspenseful. The plot wasn‘t exactly gripping either, but interesting enough to keep me reading. Nice build-up to a pretty good finale.
And there were so many plot bunnies and possible pairings for the next books… I especially liked Silence and St. John. Harlequins and pirates also come to mind.
I received this free e-copy from the publisher/author via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, thank you!
DNF in November 2016.
I spent four days finding other things to do and read, instead of picking up this book. It probably wasn‘t the book’s fault, I made the mistake of reading these two back-to-back.
In retrospect, over five years later, I am not surprised that I tossed the second book. Historical Regency Romance (or thereabouts), she is perfect or scattered or young or bored or misunderstood and needs a husband for some reason and he is a terrible rake or mysterious or a gambler or… whatever. Rinse, repeat, cookie-cutter…