Warning: Graphic review.
A lone witness finds her protector…
Since losing her sight in a childhood accident, Mia Danvers has resided in a small cottage on the vast Carrington estate. Thought to be dead, Mia lives a life of virtual seclusion—until one night, while walking home, she happens upon a horrendous crime.
Alex Foster, Eighth Duke of Carrington, lives according to society’s expectations for him. He’s never met the woman who lives in the cottage at the edge of his property. But when she arrives at his door in the pouring rain terrified and claiming she has witnessed a murder, she seizes his attention.
Mia is determined to help the authorities track down the culprit, even though the only person willing to accept her aid is the handsome, arrogant duke. Working closely together proves difficult as Mia’s beauty and independence tempts Alex to ignore convention and follow his desire. But what neither of them know is that this murderer has struck before in Whitechapel, taunting the British press only to vanish—a ruthless killer who knows that Mia is the only living witness to his crime…
Jack the Ripper was the name that was given to an unidentified serial killer in 1800’s London. He typically murdered female prostitutes, mutilating them after slitting their throats and removed some of their internal organs. This case, has been widely discussed, researched, and even been highly subjected to speculation; from some people thinking that the killer was a doctor to the possibility of other worldly influences. As you can tell, the killer was never caught. However, this case has inspired several works of Fiction; such as Robyn DeHart’s novel The Secrets of Mia Danvers.
The Jack the Ripper case has always fascinated me and, after reading this book, I am even more intrigued. I felt like I was transported back to that time and place. It kept me so intrigued that I forgot some of my other responsibilities just so I could keep reading until the end. Who knew a historical romance, with a main character who is blind, could be so hot!? As most of you know, I’ve never been a fan of historical romances, but Robyn DeHart has changed my mind in the past, and she has done it again with this book.
One thing that is really hard to accomplish is having description when your main character is blind. But, this author did it expertly. I absolutely fell in love with the characters. Alex was not only swoon-worthy and romantic, but he was a bit of a rebel as well. He was so sexy that it was kind of inappropriate for the time period. He was gorgeous AND sweet.
Even though it didn’t end the way I was expecting, this book was expertly written and had me entranced through every page; I could not stop reading! It was so well written that I was sad when it ended, but I can not wait for the sequel. I hope and pray to Mother Nature that there will be a sequel… The author informed me that it comes out in November, so we’re safe.
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