Tuesday 2 July 2019

#PublicationDayPush The Determined Lord Hadleigh by Virginia Heath

Today it's Publication Day for The Determined Lord Hadleigh by Virginia Heath. It's a heartfelt romance with the vibe of an 80s romance and the serious tone of a modern read.

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About the Author
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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About the book
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?
If you've read Virginia Heath before then you might recognise characters in this book, who are featured in other books in the series. Those characters are given a brand new lease on life and presented from a different perspective, as they embark on a journey together.

I like the way Heath throws in important topics of the times to give the read a more serious tone. It gives the characters more depth and any resulting emotions a more realistic feel.

Penny is a woman burdened by the weight of the crimes of her husband. His actions have left her in an impossible situation. Her and their very young son. On top of that she is a woman damaged by the brutality of said husband and the oppressive life she was forced to lead with him.

It's a heartfelt romance with the vibe of an 80s romance and the serious tone of a modern read. It has a slightly darker side to it, which I found commendable given the topic. Usually the reality of violent relationships are glossed over or used for dramatic moments in the romance genre or worse. I'm not a fan of writing rape in a way that romanticises it. Instead Heath gives the victim a voice and let's her navigate her way back to a healthy relationship. The other side of that is Hadleigh trying to understand and be sensitive to what she wants.

It's a lovely and sensitive read at times. The scenes between Hadleigh and the little boy are incredibly cute. Those heartstrings might get a tug or two. Heath certainly knows how to spin a lovely romantic read and give it a sensitive undertone at the same time.

Buy The Determined Lord Hadleigh (The King's Elite #4) at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Mills & Boon (27 Jun. 2019). Buy at Amazon com.

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