Monday, October 21, 2013

Review: The Guise Of a Gentleman by Donna Hatch

Title: The Guise Of a Gentleman by Donna Hatch 
Publication Date: 2013  
Paperback/Hardcover: 357
Genre: Historical Romance 
Find it at: Goodreads 


The widowed Elise is a perfect English lady living within the confines of society for the sake of her impressionable young son. Her quiet world is shattered when she meets the impulsive and scandalous Jared Amesbury. His roguish charm awakens her yearning for freedom and adventure. But his irrepressible grin and sea-green eyes hide a secret. A gentleman by day, a pirate by night, Jared accepts one last assignment before he can be truly free. Elise gives him hope that he, too, can find love and belonging. His hopes are crushed when his best laid plans go awry and Elise is dragged into his world of violence and deceit. She may not survive the revelation of Jared's past...or still love him when the truth is revealed.

I always do enjoy a good historical romance and The Guise of a Gentleman is definitely a good historical romance.  
Even though this is a second book in the series it can be read as a standalone.
Elise is a widowed English lady, determined to raise her son well. However her carefully constructed world is quickly shattered by the arrival of the scandalous rogue Jared Amesbury.  
Elise is a good main character. She’s sweet but she’s also quite brave and gutsy when she needs to. She’s also determined and an all-around good person.
I really enjoyed the characters in this book, especially Jared. He’s all a rogue should be: tortured by some of his actions, charming, a smooth talker and a little bit mischievous. Of course he’s life is not as scandalous as he makes it seem to be, which only makes him an even better character.
I enjoyed reading about the relationship between Jared and Elise. It developed nicely and they truly do make a good couple.
All in all, The Guise Of A Gentleman is a well-written, sweet and interesting book. I really liked the characters and how their relationships developed.
If you are a fan of Historical Romance you should definitely give this book a try!

Rating:   Worth Your Time (4 Stars)

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1 comment:

  1. Looks great read. And the cover book was beautiful too.
    Must check out this book :)