by Betina Krahn

Rating:
3/5

Sarah is the youngest of four American sisters. The story opens with her having her heart stomped on and she vows to leave London and find somewhere to belong away from the aristocracy. She flees to the estate of her sister and brother-in-law, though they are in America. The country home of the missing Duke. The mysterious, missing Duke, no one knows what happened to him. He’s been gone for 5 years. When a friendless, tanned, tattooed man shows up, everyone wonders who he is. Named “Art” he forms a relationship with Sarah while recovering from a gunshot wound.

This book started out so strong for me. All I wanted to do was read it. I was sneaking it into the bathroom and hiding from my kids. Alas, about 1/3 of the way in my interest started to wane. This is my second try with Betina Kahn and I felt similar about the first one I tried. There just tends to be a lot of plot going on, mystery, action, and the characters get a little lost for me. I want more time spent on their relationship and the feels of the relationship. I think if you like your books fast paced with a hint of mystery and action you would like her writing. There’s definitely a few parts that are funny.

I’d also like the say, even though this is book 3 in the series, it’s fine as a stand alone. Series are usually better in order, with knowing who is who and the character depth of seeing the family members, but you definitely won’t be lost with just picking up this book. (I love series like this, it’s nice to just pick up a book and read it and not have to hunt down everything else first.)

I give ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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