Happy Publication Day, Virginia Heath 🙂
Having read, and thoroughly enjoyed, The Disgraceful Lord Grey by Virginia Heath, back in March, I was keen to read The Determined Lord Hadleigh and I am so glad I have. I really must read the first two books in this series. I wish I had discovered this author sooner as Virginia Heath really knows how to write characters you will fall in love with.
Penny is an instantly likeable character and one I initially felt sorry for given her circumstances, but it is soon obvious she needs no-one’s pity. She’s a feisty, determined lady, but also scared to trust again. Totally understandable given what she went through with her abusive husband.
Lord Hadleigh is a successful lawyer and is, in my mind, quite easy on the eye! He is quite blatantly taken with Penny. He does his best to help her, but only seems to insult her independence so when the opportunity arises for him to help her, in a less direct way, he takes the chance and she accepts, agreeing to be the housekeeper of his estate.
The romance that blossoms between them during this time isn’t at all straight forward, but is passionate and powerful all the same. I was willing them both to give in to their obvious desire and to allow themselves to be deliriously happy, as I knew they could be. Their love and respect for one another is quite beautiful. I have loved joining them on their journey to happiness.
It was lovely to briefly catch up with Lord Gray and Thea once again also.
If you love historical romance you will love this book, and the others in the series, I’m sure.
The Determined Lord Hadleigh
Haunted by Penny Penhurst’s courage on the witness stand, meticulous barrister Lord Hadleigh offers her a housekeeper position at his estate. Despite trying to stay detached, Hadleigh is charmed by her small child and surprised by how much he yearns for this proud woman! Can this he break through his own – and Penny’s – barriers to prove he’s a man she can trust…and love?
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When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.
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