by Kate Moore

August 2012
ISBN: 9780425250884
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Violet Hammersley is a banking heiress that has decided passion and love has no control over her life. She is busy focusing on charity work and helping London’s poor. She will just ignore the longings of her body that were awakened by that low-down rogue. Then it is discovered that her brother Frank is missing and she is thrown into a whirlwind of espionage and government secrets. Then she is informed that said “low-down rogue” will be involved in assisting her in finding her brother. Violet is livid and scared. She cannot risk losing her heart to him again! Violet is determined to keep a cool distance and protect her heart from the one person who can ultimately destroy her. Again.

Lord Blackstone’s life has reeked of ransoms, rumors, and deception. He is broke but someone gives him a chance to redeem his life. It is unfortunate redeeming his life involves finding a long-lost friend and pretending an engagement with someone he hurt in the past and now actively despises him. Blackstone cannot focus on Violet; he has to focus on unraveling the case of the missing Frank Hammersley. It is unfortunate he was lost when he set eyes her. Now more than ever he has to save the day and rectify the past to save his own soul.

Blackstone’s Bride was a less than stellar read. It moved really slow and it was difficult for this reader to get into. It was not easy to get interested in the story. However, when the story does pick up, it redeems itself in the action and romance that takes place. Its an okay read, but not one of my favorites.

Reviewed in February 2013 by Lakisha.

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