THE RECLUSE AND THE PAMPERED LADY
As the long-lost black sheep of the aristocratic Seaborne family, Richard gave up everything to protect his wife and children – his wealth, his home, even his name. Now a widower, he has been living hidden away deep in the forest… Until, that is, he is discovered by prickly runaway Lady Freya Buckle!
Reformed rake Rich suddenly finds his old ways hard to ignore – especially when the virginal Freya is very willing to be seduced! Only their fairy-tale fling has consequences, and with danger around every corner it will take all their passion and courage to find their very own happy-ever-after.
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The last in the Seaborne trilogy but while I enjoyed the first two this was something of a let down.
It was interesting from the point of view of solving the mystery of what had happened to Richard the oldest brother who had been missing for a couple of years.
However much of the action took place in the depths of a forest and was quite slow moving - it did speed up in the final third of the book.
Richard himself didn't really exude a lot of charisma while Freya the heroine had been a not particularly likeable character in the second book of the series and it was difficult to get your head around the change in character.
Although the author states that this was the final book about the Seaborne family the finale of this reads suspiciously as if it is setting the scene for a further book about the youngest sister.
Six out of ten
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