Saturday, March 30, 2013
Hero of My Heart by Megan Frampton
While I did enjoy this romance, I also felt a bit let down. I felt like some things were just glossed over, most specifically with Alasdair's opium addiction. He struggles and fails early on but once they are forced into the countryside with no money or transportation, his struggles fall to the wayside and he has no side affects and I felt like there needed to be more of a struggle with that aspect. I also would have liked to have seen more of Mary's secret explored and expanded upon as it was something a bit fresh in this genre. Even with Alasdair's struggles, both inner and outer he is a very swoon worthy hero; smart, handsome, generous and witty and I really enjoyed him. Mary is strong, brave and not afraid to voice her opinions yet hesitant to trust a man who easily breaks his promises and is dependent on something that alters him. Another thing that was a bit off for me was the trek through the countryside...they had a few bumps and then they were easily to London. I feel like the ending could have been much stronger and really been a better fit for this story as it had good potential, but it just fell a bit short for me this time. However, I do plan on checking out the future releases of Megan Frampton as I feel like she has a good voice that will hopefully connect together a bit better for me over time. Recommended for fans of unique story lines with personal struggles and a happily ever after that will make you smile. 3 1/2 stars
eARC provided by Loveswept via netgalley.com...thanks!