Tuesday, October 3, 2017

#Review: LADY CHARLOTTE'S FIRST LOVE by Anna Bradley

    5 of 5 stars

The is the second book in THE SUTHERLAND SISTERS series and it's not a lighthearted regency romance. This book is filled with so much guilt, misunderstandings and pain. Charlotte Sutherland was just a wonderful character in the first book, but in this book, she's broken and filled with guilt over the way her life has turned out over the past year. Julian West loved Charlotte from the moment he saw her, but when she unexpectantly turns around and marries Lord Hadley, he devastated and joins the army. When he returns to London hailed as a hero, it only adds to his guilt that he couldn't save his best friend on the battlefield. He's no hero, just a shell of the man he used to be.

Two broken characters filled with so much pain makes this book darker than most Regency romances. Ms. Bradley teases out details how they both have suffered during the last year and their unyielding guilt begins to make sense--Charlotte for her husbands early death and Julian for not saving his friend. When Julian is tasked with getting Charlotte to agree to leave London and return to her childhood home with her family, the battle of the wills begins. Who is stronger? Will Julian ever discover why Charlotte deserted him a year ago? And will Charlotte ever comes to terms with the ghosts of her past? This book is a roller coaster of emotions that will keep you turning the pages until the very end to see if Charlotte and Julian can rekindle the love they once knew again.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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