Tuesday, 15 January 2019

New Release Spotlight & Review: The Uncompromising Lord Flint by Virginia Heath

The Uncompromising Lord Flint

Imprisoned by her past- Set free by her enemy!
Charged with high treason, Lady Jessamine Fane is under the watchful eye of icily calm Lord Peter Flint. It's a task this spy won’t be swayed from, no matter how alluring his prisoner! Only it’s not long before Flint realises that tenacious Jess hides a lifetime of pain. With so much at stake, can he afford to take a chance on their powerful attraction?

The first novel of 2019 and a fabulous beginning it is too. Set mostly against the rugged coast of Cornwall, the author delivers a romantic and suspenseful adventure with added tomfoolery!

Lord Flint's assigned to the task of bringing the treasonous Lady Jessamine Fane back to Britain to stand trial. However, the job proves to be more difficult than he expected. After escaping from his custody twice, he takes matters into his own hands. A decision with life-changing consequences for them both.

Lady Jessamine 'Jess' Fane has spent most of her life in France, where her mother lived with her lover, Comte de Saint-Aubin-de-Scellon. Now, she is in the custody of his majesty; en-route to the gallows for crimes she has committed. Only, her custodian is kind and different to the men she's previously met. Can she convince him of her innocence?

Chalk and cheese, the protagonists are opposites on the attraction spectrum, yet somehow find common ground. The only male in a female dominated family, Peter Flint's accustomed to interfering, strong women, never expecting to attract to such a woman himself. Jess isn't used to caring, thoughtful people but embraces the kindness of those surrounding Lord Flint even though she sees her time within their company as temporary. Needless to say, most of the time, this defiant woman runs rings around her custodian and it's entertaining to see how she manages to break through Flint's determinable insistence to follow the rules as his family delight in the fact their dear son and brother has found the perfect woman.

This is my first Virginia Heath novel and I heartily enjoyed it. The narrative skips along at a steady pace and while the protagonists are a strong and feisty pair, additionally, a couple of secondary characters add an entertaining and at time laugh out loud hilarity to the proceedings too. With an equal balance between suspense and romance, The Uncompromising Lord Flint is the second book in the King's Elite series and is standalone and a must-read for fans of Cornish historical romances.

***arc generously received courtesy of Harlequin Historical***

When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

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