Tuesday, June 13, 2017
BOOK REVIEW- HEARTBREAK AND HONOR by Collette Cameron
Abducted by a band of renegade Scots, Highland gypsy Tasara Faas blackens her rescuer’s eye when the charming duke attempts to steal a kiss. Afterward, Tasara learns she’s the long-lost heiress Alexandra Atterberry and is expected to take her place among the elite society she’s always disdained.
Lucan, the Duke of Harcourt, promised his gravely ill mother he’d procure a wife by Christmastide, but intrigued by the feisty lass he saved in Scotland, he finds the haut ton ladies lacking. Spying Alexa at a London ball, he impulsively decides to mgood and evil ake the knife-wielding gypsy his bride despite her aversion to him and her determination to return to the Highlands.
The adversary responsible for Alexa’s disappearance as a toddler still covets her fortune and joins forces with Harcourt’s arch nemesis. Amidst a series of suspicious misfortunes, Lucan endeavors to win Alexa’s love and expose the conspirators but only succeeds in reaffirming Alexa’s belief that she is inadequate to become his duchess. AMAZON 4 STARS
I liked this story; it kept me involved. Both Lucan and Alexa were really good main characters and their was a good cast of both evil and good people in the story too. Plenty of action mixed in with some interesting twists and turns. It was amazing how many people cared deeply for Alexa. Her aunt and uncle to name two. Also her younger brother and sister, who we got to see a few brief times. They did lighten things when we did get to see them. She managed to win many people over pretty quickly because of her spunky but kind ways. But of course her elevation in status also drew out her enemies as well as the snotty ton who were just looking for reasons to snub her. Any juicy gossip would do the job.
And of course there are at least 2 men who are trying to involve her in a scandal for their benefit.
Alexa's step-mother was something else, you could tell she was insincere and looking out for herself but unsure if she is evil or not.
Her beauty is one thing that caught Lucian's eye but she also fascinated him as well. Even coming from such different backgrounds they really did fit together well. And Alexa finds him not only easy to talk to and be around but also charming and easy on the eyes.
Good ending, epilogue and H.E.A.