Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Original Title: The Heiress and the Hothead
Release Year: November 2016
Literary Genre: Romance
Setting: England, Victorian era
Series: 1.5 of Sinful Suitors series
Vote: 9 1/2
Once again Sabrina Jeffries demonstrates her enormous talent. No news here! This is an adorable, extremely sweet and so touching "intermission" in the Sinful Suitors series (intermission that is very needed since we will have to wait till next March to read the second novel).
I had thought of Amanda Kean, Jeremy's sister, as full of potential in The Art of Sinning, she is the one, after Edwin Barlow, who caught my attention as a possible future heroine, I wanted to know more about her, she instantly presented herself as a strong woman, confident, ambitious but also with an aura of gentleness. All of this is confirmed here, in The Heiress and the Hothead; she is a great heroine, a pity that her happy ending is "constricted" in a novella. However, it is here that you can actually see the author's talent I always prise, when the end of the short story comes, there isn't a feeling of discontent; despite the actual length, this novella has the same density and refinement of one of her best novel, it gave me plenty of feelings, it's moving and engaging.
The hero is perfect as well, very manly and smart; he possesses the arresting charm typical of intellectuals and of those who fight for social matters.
This novella is a great piece of work, with a perfectly passionate amount of steaminess, typical of the author and with a touching sweetness between the protagonists. I'm a huge fan of Sabrina Jeffries, I always wait with a stressing eagerness her romances, this one, wasn't excluded and all my expectations have been greatly satisfied!
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** I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book on courtesy of NetGalley and Threshold (Pocket Books) in exchange for an honest review, thank you for the opportunity **