Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds
Our couple know each other since they were children and their parents signed a marriage contract. It makes me wonder how the kids today would feel if their lives were decided by a contract? Makes for an interesting way to start our story.
Rose Warren belongs to a group that solves mysteries. Simon Trumbull is something of a womanizer but when it comes to Rose he’s a real stuffed shirt. Rose seems to be a take-charge kind of woman except when she’s around Simon and then we see her talking back to him. She’s a woman of the times but at the same time she’s also smarter than some of her peers. She’s a woman who can hold her own.
What made this a real page-turner for me was finding out if they ever bring the villain to justice. The romancing is nice but it’s the mystery that’s doing it for me – the suspense is driving me nuts. I can’t believe I’m saying this but when Simon finally tutors Rose on everything a couple does behind closed doors, I just wanted to yell at them to hurry it up and start solving things. Their love for each other was nice but it was just icing on the cake.
It’s a fast read that you can get done in one or two days – depending on how much time you have during your day. By the end, you will be smiling as you read the HEA ending. I look forward to reading more of Catherine’s work. If historical romantic mysteries are your cup of tea then make sure to add this book to your shelf.