Saturday, July 27, 2013

ARC Review: Hero's Redemption by Georgie Lee

Title: Hero's Redemption
Author: Georgie Lee
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: Novella
Reviewer: CaroleDee
Pub Date: July 29, 2013 by Carina Press

 London, 1817

Devon, the Earl of Malton, is a hero for his deeds at the Battle of Waterloo. But he suffers terrible nightmares, and drinks himself to sleep most nights. A habit he vows to break when he awakes one morning to find a woman sharing his bed, no memory of how she got there, and her angry brother at his door.

Cathleen is mortified when her wastrel brother and his greedy wife propose a blackmail scheme involving the earl, but as a penniless war widow she's at their mercy. She goes along with the plan and sneaks into Devon's bed one night, and ends up comforting him through a night terror.

Charmed by her beauty and kindness, Devon determines that rather than pay the blackmail, he will offer his hand in marriage to Cathleen. Although she is deeply attracted to the stoic earl, Cathleen cannot understand why Devon would want to marry her. What she doesn't know is that Devon owes her a debt that can never fully be repaid…

Great novella when you're in the mood for a fantastic historical romance but short on time.

Yes, the PTSD thing has been played out in historical romances before, but I love it and you can't change my mind :P 
The thought of being able to help a hero through a trauma appeals to me. The heroines don't have to be bad-asses with a swords or pistols; They just have offer support, love, and understanding. If the heroine can come through the journey with some issues of her own resolved it makes it that much sweeter :)  Hero's Redemption gave me all of those things and I loved it. There was a pretty big coincidence that was a little hard to believe, but who am I to question fate. lol

In all; a great read for historical romance lovers. You get all of the intrigue, romance, and redemption of a full length novel compacted down for people that need a quicker read. And unlike some novellas I didn't feel like I missed a thing :)

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  1. I don't read many historicals these days but I agree the ptsd storyline is one that I like in this type of book too.

    1. I've been on a historical kick again. Seems like I've been reading more misses than hits, but this one was awesome :)


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