STORY: Miraculously spared from death, Malcolm Sinclair erases the notorious man he once was. Reinventing himself as Thomas Glendower, he strives to make amends for his past, yet he never imagines penance might come via a secretive lady he discovers living in his secluded manor.
Rose has a plausible explanation for why she and her children are residing in Thomas’s house, but she quickly realizes he’s far too intelligent to fool. Revealing the truth is impossibly dangerous, yet day by day he wins her trust, and then her heart.
But then her enemy closes in, and Rose turns to Thomas as the only man who can protect her and the children. And when she asks for his help, Thomas finally understands his true purpose, and with unwavering commitment, he seeks his redemption the only way he can—through living the reality of loving Rose
REVIEW: As promised, after my review of The Masterful Mr. Montague: A Casebook of Barnaby Adair Novel, which I found lacking, I’m back with reviewing Loving Rose and I’m not just going to recommend it. I am going to ask you to read it. Please! It is now officially my favorite Stephanie Laurens book.
When I read the title and found out that Malcolm Sinclair gets introduced in To Distraction (Bastion Club), then shows up again in The Taste of Innocence (Cynster Novels), I ran to my SL Keeper shelf and dug those two books up, so I can do the character justice and get to know why he needed this redemption. Boy was I happy to do that! Honestly, if you don’t read these two books, you’ll miss out on two great stories and on characterization of Malcolm.
That said, if you can’t track those two books down, it’s okay to read this one. SL does a great job of catching you up on everything that passed before, plus I really want you to read this overwhelmingly touching love story.
This is the third book in the Barnaby Adair series, and if you’ve read the other two, then you know that Barnaby Adair and his wife Penelope with their friends, Stokes and his better half, they team up and lend their services as investigators to the élite society.
What an awesome rendition of redemption!
It is told with care and at a pace that makes it believable and acceptable to the reader. Malcolm was not a good man, and we needed to accept him and his actions of before and after his character turns the leaf of his life. We needed to feel the remorse he felt and SL delivered in spades!
As for Rose, I loved her from the start and if anyone could have helped this man be all that he could, it was her.
There is the mystery here of Rose and who she really is, but it easily fell on the wayside of my brain which totally concentrated on the journey these two had to go through to be together.
I’m not sure about you, but SL, at least for me, is always either a hit or a miss, and usually it’s if I liked the one I read, it almost goes without a fail, I’ll not be happy with the next one, or the opposite. This is a MUST! Did you hear what I said?! MUST!
Melanie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher