Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Suspect's Daughter by Donna Hatch {Review and Giveaway}

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On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

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The Suspect's Daughter
(Rogue Hearts, #4)
by Donna Hatch
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 298 pages
December 15th 2015 by Mirror Lake Press

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Determined to help her father with his political career, Jocelyn sets aside dreams of love. When she meets the handsome and mysterious Grant Amesbury, her dreams of true love reawaken. But his secrets put her family in peril. 

Grant goes undercover to capture conspirators avowed to murder the prime minister, but his only suspect is the father of a courageous lady who is growing increasingly hard to ignore. He can’t allow Jocelyn to distract him from the case, nor will he taint her with his war-darkened soul. She seems to see past the barriers surrounding his heart, which makes her all the more dangerous to his vow of remaining forever alone.

Jocelyn will do anything to clear her father’s name, even if that means working with Grant. Time is running out. The future of England hangs in the balance...and so does their love.

My Review
*I received a copy from the tour host in exchange for an honest review*

I loved this book and I've loved this series. It's been awhile since I've read the others, but I had no trouble following along and loved seeing glimpses of the other brothers, as this one can stand alone. 

Jocelyn is a very competent woman. Although she's endured a couple of London seasons, she has yet to make a match and this season, she's focusing her efforts on her father's political career, with no thought for herself. She's very good at planning out social events and is the perfect hostess. She's easy to like and even hardened Grant discovers that.

I love a great "first meet" between two characters and this one was the best! Although it is a terrifying situation, Jocelyn isn't rattled and proves her strength, which surprises Grant. He is undercover and works for the Bow Street Runners, investigating claims that Jocelyn's father is plotting to murder the prime minister. Grant is very mysterious, handsome, and intriguing and I love watching him undergo a conversion, of sorts, to some previous ways of thinking. He really does have a heart of gold, as much as he tries to cover it.

I love a good, clean romance, but when there's depth--more "meat" to the story--, I'm in heaven and this book delivers. The reader not only gets a really great, believable romance, but a fantastic story line, full of conspiracy, mystery, and suspense. Working together, Jocelyn and Grant strive to figure things out before it's too late. Walls are broken, secrets uncovered, and surprises await. The pacing is well done and the characters are developed in a way that allows me to fully visualize them. I can't wait to see what Donna Hatch writes next!

Content: mild romance (kissing, very vague talk of prostitution); mild violence (non-graphic); no language. Clean!

My Rating: 5 Stars


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Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty five years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.


Tour Schedule

12/8: Launch - Intro to the Book

Tour Giveaway

$10 Amazon eGift Card
2 ebooks of A Winter's Knight
2 ebooks of Mistletoe Magic
Open internationally
Ends December 19th

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16 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your lovely review!

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    1. It's my pleasure, Donna! Thank YOU for the lovely book. :)

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  2. I absolutely have loved this series as well! I can't wait to read Grant's story!

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  3. I wish I would have had time to review this one. It looks so good!

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    1. I wish you could've had time--such a great story!

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    2. Your review on Amazon and/or Goodreads would be great! :-)

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    3. I just added my review to Amazon, since I finally can! Goodreads went up a few days ago. :)

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  4. I have never read anything by Donna Hatch before, and this book sounds amazing! This just may be my first book by her, and if it's as good as it sounds, my first of many! Thank you!

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    1. You're welcome and you'd better get started. :) They're great, clean Regency fun!

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  5. Thanks for the post and review (and giveaway!). I also love great first meetings and these characters sound 3D and ones I'd want to get to know. I also only like clean romances and I appreciate you telling us about this book.

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    1. Danielle, you definitely need to check Donna Hatch's books out! They're clean and fun. :)

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