Top critical review
Not bad... 3.5⭐
9 August 2018
This book started off quite well. The scene with the hero and heroine in the garden was a lovely touch. From there the story drew me in, but I grew increasingly disenchanted with both main characters. There wasn't much chemistry between them - instead every time they met, they bickered or the hero misconstrued some situation with the heroine leading to more and more distrust. Thankfully they both redeemed themselves by the end. The writing was a little immature, with typos and bad grammar (American grammar and colloquial phrases really annoy me!) here and there, but it was engaging and would improve with a good editor. Some erroneous historical details, titles and wrong names bothered me, but didn't detract from the story. The ending was a bit abrupt and I really wanted to know what happened OUTSIDE Newgate, but that was glossed over and then comes the wedding in the Epilogue. Bit frustrating.
Having said all that, the book was clean and concentrated more on the frailty of human nature and the repercussions of bad choices which made it a good book. However I could only give it 3.5⭐because of all the issues I didn't like. Nevertheless, I do recommend this book to while away a few hours.