We’re not stupid, readers know there is a structure to most romances. Specifically Historical Romance. They usually involve a few raunchy scenes, a splash of mystery, a dilemma which usually has to do with a bad boy who is really ‘oh’ so good. It’s the writers’ quirks and entertaining qualities that make it worth the read – which Christina Brook has an abundance of.
‘Heiress in Love’ is a great read fusing passion, romance and mystery together. Jane, Lady Roxdale is forced into an awkward position when her husband up and dies. She is left an heiress – like the title suggests – with a dilemma that leaves her with no real choice but to marry Constantine, the new Lord Roxdale.
The new Lord Roxdale a ‘disgraced libertine’ who comes to show Lady Roxdale that not everything is as the gossips tell it.
The plot goes a little like, innocent maiden falls for devilishly handsome rake – but does not trust him. The said rake is hurt by the mistrust and leaves. Maiden convinces him of their love and they live happily ever after. The way you get to the end is quite fun!
Ordinarily plots within historical romance are predictable but ‘Heiress in Love’ surprises and holds close to key points – they amazingly make sense. Discoveries are spaced out and not thrown at the reader in an effort to grab attention in one swoop. ‘Heiress in Love’ takes it’s time to connect and lets you feel for the characters.
I noticed a bit of Australian humour mixed throughout. I’m not sure if that is technical but it encompasses the range of ironical segments within the novel – the witty nature, if you like. This is made obvious when you read the blurb at the start of the book, where Constantine declares love at first sight.
The only drawback is the length it takes to get involved with the novel – and this is also a good aspect. So really, this is a worthwhile read for those who love the historical romance genre.