“You’ll do as you’re told if you know what’s good for you. I won’t be humiliated again.”
[Opening lines of The Lost Lieutenant]
First, I want to talk about the cover art, since it’s the first thing that initially pulls me to a book. For whatever reason, I rarely read books with a male lead on the cover. There are a few exceptions, but I’m usually drawn to book covers that showcase females. I suppose this is partly due to reading a lot of women’s fiction, but I tend to delve into historical fiction and contemporary sweet romances as well. Anyway, I love this cover! It tells a story before the first page is read.
Secondly, my focus is on the characters, for characters are what makes stories come to life. Evan, though reluctant to be an Earl, is a charming and unforgettable character. Though he has faults (who doesn’t) he has a wonderful heart, and I love that he is drawn to a quiet and comfortable life. Diana is easy to connect with and I admire her protective nature and compassion for others. These two make a dreadful situation into a blessing.
The Lost Lieutenant is book 1 of the Serendipity & Secrets series and I can’t wait to read the books to follow. This story is filled with fabulous regency characters, a touching story, and brisk pacing that kept me turning pages.
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I received a complimentary copy of this book.