I have become a firm fan of Lucinda Brant. Her novels and the plots become entwined, entangled and enjoyable in every way possible. There is plenty of intricate detail that gives great depth to the characters and the plot. Her main character is - of course - charming and hard to resist, but so also is Selina, the love of his life and his various family members and close friends. You end up caring and worrying about them all - and in Deadly Peril you are given every reason to be so as there are harsh times ahead for some of them. I have am hooked line and sinker by 'Deadly' series and am hoping the next one 'Deadly Kin' isn't far off. There is always a lot to be told and Lucinda isn't mean with the lengths of her chapters or the books she writes. You get your money's worth in every sense.
I'm a fan of Brant's writing, although this series has previously not grabbed me in the way that I've reacted to all her other works. In fact, if it were not for my tendency to 1- Click anything she writes, I probably wouldn't have bought this title. What a mistake that would have been. This story stands head and shoulders above the previous Halsey adventures - and they weren't bad. There is little point reiterating the views of the other five stars reviews. It appears more sensible to share that I think the reviewer on the U.S. Site, Lady Wesley, has (mainly) got it right - I disagree only with her assertion that Deadly Peril is the best story Brant has written. Excellent though it is, I can't agree that this story eclipses Salt Bride and Autumn Duchess. However, I do agree that it is one of the best HRs of 2015 and strong evidence that Brant keeps getting better and better. A well deserved five stars. PS I love the cover, as well. PPS I did not receive an ARC. I bought a Kindle version from Amazon.