Series: Women Who Dare
Category: Historical Romance
Tags: Strong Heroine
Published February 2021
Boyfriend Rating: 💍💍💍
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I was excited to start this romance novel as it was long overdue for me to read a Beverly Jenkins novel.
While this historical romance is very well written, the story unfortunately didn’t grab me.
I loved the set-up, with a strong heroine that defies convention, and yet I found myself wanting to skim the last few chapters as the story was losing focus and my interest.
The beginning was strong as we meet Spring and Garrett for the first time. I loved the forced proximity spark to their romance given she rescues him from a snowstorm and yet I didn’t feel like their romance was given much of a chance to develop.
If anything, their romance was very instalove given only a few days passed. I wish more focus was given to these two to really buy into their connection despite their bedroom scenes being quite hot.
For me, the secondary pieces of the story detracted from their romance and didn’t add to the story. The whole piece with the man wanting to build the new mill could have been removed as was Garrett’s day to shadow the doctor.
This book would have been stronger had the story delved more into Spring and Garrett having time to learn more about each other and dealing with the trouble Matt brought.
Spring is a fantastic character as I love strong heroines but unfortunately she couldn’t carry the story for me.
I also felt like pieces of history were more forced into the narrative rather than flowing as a natural part of the story.
I would recommend this book for fans of Beverly Jenkins and anyone who loves this time period but unfortunately it wasn’t my favorite.
*Thank you to NetGalley for the advanced reader copy. All opinions are my own.
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