Cursed by Lucy Leroux

Isobel Sterling is a governess with many secrets—including an uncanny ability she’s been hiding her whole life, until the day arrives when she has to use it to save herself from a madman. But first she has to master it. Fast.

Governess Isobel Sterling feels fortunate to have found a safe haven in the Montgomery household. The children are kind and the lord and lady of the house leave her alone. Just when her life seems as good as it can get, mysterious visitors arrive from abroad.

At first Isobel is flattered by the single-minded attention she receives from their handsome young guest, Matteo Garibaldi. But when girls in the village go missing, Isobel has a terrible suspicion the disappearances are linked to the darkness she can see growing behind Matteo’s eyes. Filled with dread, she tries to avoid his company—until she is locked in with him for the night.

 

As an American, I readily admit that the British peerage confuses me, especially in a historical context. However, it also fascinates me, and, as a result historical romance set in England and Scotland is one of my favorite escapes. Lucy Leroux’s novel adds an enjoyable twist to the typical historical romance by including elements of magic to the tale. The book is a fast, enjoyable read with well-developed characters and some combustible sex scenes. I really liked Ms. Leroux’s writing style and my only real complaint about the book is that it wasn’t long enough.

Due to the violent nature of some of the characters, depictions of assaults and attempted assaults, and the aforementioned sex scenes, I recommend this novel stay in the hands of adults 18+.

Reveiewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock  

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