Sunday, April 14

Book Review: A Perfect Secret by Donna Hatch

A Perfect Secret (Rogue Hearts #3)
Author: Donna Hatch
Title: A Perfect Secret
(Rogue Hearts #3)
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: ebook
Published: October 21st 2013
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

Desperate to protect her father from trial and death, Genevieve breaks off her engagement with Christian Amesbury and marries a blackmailer. After a year of marriage, she flees her husband's violent domination only to have fate bring her back to Christian. Just when she thinks she's started a new life of safety and solitude, her husband tracks her down, stalks her, and threatens everyone she loves.

Still brokenhearted over Genevieve's betrayal a year ago, Christian can't believe she's come back into his life--and worse, that she's done it on the anniversary of his brother's death, a death that haunts him. Though tempted to throw her back into the river where he found her, he can't leave her at the mercy of the terrifying man she married.

When her husband torments Genevieve and puts the Amesbury family in danger, Christian will do anything to protect those he loves...anything except give Genevieve another chance to break his heart.

At the end of book 2 I was curious about Christian who is the youngest son of the Amebury family. I wanted to understand him more so I was excited the very next book was about him. 

The story follows Genevieve and Christian. The two had been in love, but in order to save her father Genevieve marries another. This breaks Christian's heart of course. A year goes by and Genevieve can no longer handle her husband's violent domination and evil ways, so she escapes. Her escape lands her back to Christian who saves her. 

This book made me sad. I felt so bad for Genevieve!! I am so mad at her father!! Yes he had been young and dumb but now he has doomed her. That husband needs to be tossed in jail or tossed on an island and live in misery. Terrible man. 

I adored Christian and I think he is one of my favorite brothers. Even though Genevieve broke his heart he still helped her. He has such a good guy who had a rough time at it especially since he has so much guilt over what happened to his brothers years previous.

Christian's sister Rachel is adorable. I would love to be her friend! I hope she gets a story!

In all honesty, I had no real issues with the story. The ending did happen pretty quickly, but I think it worked well though.

This did well as a standalone, so that is a bonus point for sure. 

Overall, I really liked this book and the characters. My favorite of the series so far. 5 stars!


Melliane said...

oh it's great that this sequel was that good for you

Carole Rae said...

Got lucky!

Sophia Rose said...

Yeah, sounds like they both have tough rows to hoe. I like seeing these couples triumph.

Blodeuedd said...

I so wonder how the deal with the hubbie

Carole said...

Looks like a goodie! Cheers from CArole's Chatter

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, me too!

B, ;)

Carole, it certainly was!