STORY: Who is the darkly handsome Don John “Black Jack” Blackthorn? With his air of mystery and menace, the whispers about him hint of highwayman or government agent or even dark prince. But no one knows what it is Black Jack does…or how dangerous he can truly be. Now Jack’s mentor has disappeared, and Jack must track him down before it’s too late. His unlikely help: the man’s daughter—the very woman Jack had once wooed and betrayed.
Lady Tess Fonteneau knows more about the fine art of clandestine activities—and about the mysterious Mr. Blackthorn—than he realizes. As their journey leads them on the adventure of a lifetime, their reunion is fraught with passion, high-stakes danger and the one twist of fate Jack never saw coming….
REVIEW: This is the third and last book in Blackthorn Brothers trilogy, and may I say Kasey Michaels has ended this series with a bang. After I was done with the previous two, I was sure I knew what the ending was going to be, but the author has taken this opportunity to throw me not one, not two, but three awesome curveballs and her clever plot was infused with suspense, revelations and wonderful sensual moments.
I’m not going to go into plot because I’m afraid I just might spill ‘the beans’ if you will, but I can tell you that Black Jack Blackthorn’s story is filled with mystery and suspense that will take your breath away.
As much as I enjoyed meeting all three of the bastard Blackthorn brothers, I can safely say that Jack’s story was the best. I’m a sucker for the tortured hero, and Jack’s life wasn’t easy in the least. After his eighteenth birthday, he’s faced with a devastating revelation that takes him from the only home he’s ever known, and after many years of wondering about, he knows that the time has come to face the past, come to terms with it and figure out his future.
Ms. Michaels went all out when she gave our hero a heroine that’s a perfect match for his dark personality.
Lady Tess Fonteneau was beautiful, smart and one stubborn woman and a handful for our hero Jack. Once they realized that the past they accepted of each other was not what it appeared, both were determined to face the demons long left dormant, and both accepted risks in order to face the future as the love they felt for each other never died.
If you’ve read the other two, I have no doubt you’ll pick this one up. However, if you’ve not read them, please, please pick them up as soon as you can. All three are fast paced and full of wonderful characters, secondary as well [one man in particular needs a happily ever after and that’s another rogue of a spy, Will Browning; loved his character], and the humor alone is worth the read.
ARC provided by NetGalley.