ABOUT THE BOOK
Determined to help her father with his political career, Jocelyn sets aside dreams of love. When she meets the handsome and mysterious Grant Amesbury, her dreams of true love reawaken. But his secrets put her family in peril.
Grant goes undercover to capture conspirators avowed to murder the prime minister, but his only suspect is the father of a courageous lady who is growing increasingly hard to ignore. He can’t allow Jocelyn to distract him from the case, nor will he taint her with his war-darkened soul. She seems to see past the barriers surrounding his heart, which makes her all the more dangerous to his vow of remaining forever alone.
Jocelyn will do anything to clear her father’s name, even if that means working with Grant. Time is running out. The future of England hangs in the balance...and so does their love.
The Suspect's Daughter by Donna Hatch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really liked the characters in this book! Jocelyn Fairley has gone through four London Seasons without gaining a serious suitor but she is willing to endure another Season if this will help her father become the new Prime Minister. So, this year she will concentrate on her father's goal and then, next Season, Jocelyn will try to find a husband because she is truly ready for her own family. But suddenly, a suspected murder plot against the current Prime Minister becomes known and Jocelyn finds herself working with Grant Amesbury to prove that her father isn't the person behind the threats.
I also liked Grant Amesbury and I found him very intriguing. He appears to be gruff and sometimes unlikeable but he is actually a very good person and time and time again he steps in to help others in need. And, in our heroine's words, "He was, without a doubt, one of the most savagely handsome men she'd ever seen" and "belonged in the pages of a novel by her favorite author". Yes, Jocelyn shared my fascination with Mr. Amesbury!
This book is the first that I've read by Donna Hatch and I truly enjoyed The Suspect's Daughter. Hatch made me feel as if I was in London in 1820 and caught up in the mystery surrounding the Prime Minister. I also enjoyed the developing relationship between Jocelyn and Grant. He had sworn years ago that he would never again place himself under the power of a woman but he learns that this could definitely change because of Miss Fairley. They share an incredible chemistry and even though this is a clean romance, there are scenes that take your breath away!
The Suspect's Daughter has mystery, suspense, and romance and it is a must-read if you enjoy stories about England and the Regency era. This is actually the fourth book in Hatch's Rogue Hearts series but it can certainly be read as a standalone novel.
I received a complimentary copy from Loving the Book but I voluntarily chose to write this review.
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