Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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And yet he never quite felt he deserved to be anything other than alone.
Alone was where he was comfortable… Alone was where he belonged.
It was hard to remember that here, talking to Honoria…
Christopher has stayed away from Honoria since the accidental death of her brother, Christopher’s best friend. But when a man is murdered on Christopher’s property, Honoria may hold the evidence that will prove Christopher’s innocence in The Gentleman’s Quest by author Camille Elliot.
I don’t read a ton of Regency romances. But I enjoy them from this author because the main characters command a level of respect, and there’s always danger mixed in. Higher stakes than just questions about who’s going to court or marry whom.
This romantic suspense tale doesn’t shy away from the characters’ harsh realities. Honoria is feminine without being wispy or weak, and the British spelling throughout the novella is a nice touch.
Now, the emotional development seems a little awkward and hard to follow at times, and the characters’ thoughts wander on a bit long, here and there. Also, it’s not my favorite thing when a plot climaxes or resolves with “all of a sudden” information. When a momentous detail near the height of the story isn’t tied to some detail or hint from earlier, or a character has a key memory that doesn’t pop up until the end to make it all clear, it gives the resolution a thrown-together feel.
Nevertheless, other fans of inspirational and historical romantic suspense may want to check out this quick and entertaining read.