Author: Vanessa Kelly
Original Title: Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard
Release Year: 2014
Literary Genre: Romance
Setting: England, regency
Series: 1° of The Renegade Royals
THIS NOVEL WAS RELEASED THE 7th JANUARY 2014
What I liked about this romance is: the thriller, the hero, his attitude towards the heroine, the relationship between him and his mother, the antagonist, the beginning and the author style. So why I'm not giving an higher vote? Because a story can be good in theory, can have many really bright sides but, despite that, the result can be not entirely convincing; this is the case. And the annoying thing is that I can't blame a specific aspect, I didn't precisely loved the heroine but this is not the central point for my hesitation. This doesn't mean that Secrets for seducing a royal bodyguard is a bad romance, quite the opposite, my point is that it could have been splendid.
Aden St. George is an accomplished spy who prefers to keep distance with the ton, especially when his mother's one-nigh-affair with the Prince Regent has taught him how the high society can be mean.
His latest mission is to rescue the vibrant, bold and beautiful Lady Vivien Shaw. She has been kidnapped and as soon as the mission is successfully concluded the kidnapper must be found.
Adan is so pushed again in society to keep an eye on the lovely Vivien, the woman to whom he has felt an instant strong connection and protectiveness.
Adan is adorable! What I've really liked his how caring and sweet he is. Vivien trusts him, since the beginning, she relys on him and I found all the situation very touching. Their connection is lovely and passionate.
The heroine is strong, sometimes too much in my opinion; she deals with a lot and she's way too “calm”; but I liked her behaviour with the romance development.
The story is entertaining, thrilling, with a good pace; the ending is beautiful and I'm looking forward (you've no idea how much) to read Dominic's own story, if there's going to be one, I hope so!
The Renegade Royals series: 0,5. Lost in a Royal Kiss (Anthony, Linnet) 1. Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard (Adan, Vivien)
2. Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom (Griffin, Justine)
** I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review, thank you for the opportunity.