Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Baron's Betrayal by @Calliehutton Review @entangledpub

Release date: January 12, 2015
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

It's been two years since Lady Marion Tunstall lost her husband at sea. Two years of sorrow and grief. Only now has the young, comely widow finally re-entered society. It isn't until she and her family attend the merriment of a country dance that Lady Marion sees her dead husband, alive and well...and faints dead away.

Lord Tristan Tunstall has no choice but to confess—he is alive, yes, but not a whole man who can be a husband and father. When he offers her a divorce, however, Marion stubbornly refuses. Now she has forced herself back into his life, and into his home and (oh, God forgive his weakness) his bed. He cannot stop himself from wanting her. Loving her. But can he live with the secret she is keeping from him?



My Rating: 4 Roses

A sweet and romantic read, The Baron's Betrayal was a lovely historical romance. I really liked this book. It was an emotional story about a couple reuniting and I thought it was an enjoyable read.

Marion was great. She was determined to prove to her husband that his injuries didn't matter to her and he could be a great husband and father anyway. There were moments where she got discouraged, but she knew that she couldn't give up and needed to give him time to adjust to the changes in his life. She was both a wise and kind character and I liked her.

Tristan had his good moments and his bad. He was definitely sweet and likable when he wasn't actively pushing Marion away. It was easy to sympathize for him because his life had changed dramatically due to his injuries and he struggled to grow accustomed to his new life. However. while I understood his reasons for pushing Marion away at first, it became rather annoying as it kept going. He was so wrapped up in his own view of himself that it took him until near the end of the book to realize that his loved ones didn't see him in the same way as he did. But, while I did get irritated, I still like his character overall.

The romance was interesting. While Marion and Tristan already loved each other and hadn't stopped loving each other, they also had to build a new relationship to overcome Tristan's fears. That made for a neat dynamic. I thought they were a sweet couple and I was happy to see them get a happy ending.

The plot was steadily paced and had me interested all the way through. I thought the story was lovely and the ending was great.

The Baron's Betrayal was an enjoyable historical romance that I really liked. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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