Book Review

‘Passionately Yours’ by Cara Elliott

ce pySTORY: The youngest of the Hellions of High Street, Caro Sloane has watched her two sisters have exhilarating encounters with dashing heroes, and now she is longing for some excitement of her own. After all, how can she write truly passionate poetry until she has experienced a Grand Adventure? But that seems unlikely to happen as she’ll be spending the next few weeks in the quiet spa town of Bath, where nothing grand or adventurous ever happens . . . until she and her new friend Isobel are nearly abducted while walking on a quiet country road-only to be rescued by Alec McClellan, the moody and mysterious Scottish lord she met at Dunbar Castle.

Alec has come to England to deal with a treacherous betrayal and fears that his half-sister Isobel is in peril from an old enemy. Does he dare share his secrets with Caro? The bold and brave beauty leaves him no choice, and together they are quickly caught up in a swirl of dangerous intrigue . . . where fiery desire between them may ignite into the greatest danger of all.

REVIEW: I was dreading to read this third story in Cara Elliott’s Hellions of High Street series. Not because I didn’t like them, but because I hated to say goodbye to these three unconventional women who despite their financial difficulties, managed to be true to themselves and carve their own destinies.

I loved these unconventional, strong, loyal to the core and sharp as tick women.

All three stories can be read as stand alone, but why would you want to when you can enjoy them one after another now that all three are out? I had to really think hard which one I liked the best, and in the end I think this one won only because I related to Caro the most.

I enjoyed watching Caro grow and come into her own. I also loved following the relationship between her and Alec, which was thoroughly engaging and entertaining.

They say opposites attract and while Alec was a bit on the serious side, Caro was on the lighthearted one. While she’s playful, witty and sharp, Alec is brooding, strong and overbearing. Both, however, are very stubborn. A bad turn with a first wife made Alec skittish when it came to trusting Caro.

There’s a lot to recommend this story, besides its well written plot and fast pace, such as Andover, Caro’s friend and Isobel, Alec’s younger sister, who were awesome secondary characters, but if you’re a fan of a brooding hero, an intriguing plot and place such as Bath this is a win-win.

I’ve always been in awe of Cara Elliott as she creates complex and fun, believable and intriguing characters for my hungry imagination, and I thank her for always managing to entertain me.

*Melanie for b2b.

*Complementary copy provided by NetGalley.

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