Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: A Perfect Secret by Donna Hatch

A themed book tour through Prism Book Tours.

A Perfect Secret  (Rogue Hearts, #3)
A Perfect Secret
(Rogue Hearts #3)
by Donna Hatch

Adult Historical Romance
Paperback, 348 Pages
December 14th 2013              

Desperate to protect her father from trial and death, Genevieve breaks off her engagement with Christian Amesbury and marries a blackmailer. After a year of marriage, she flees her husband's violent domination only to have fate bring her back to Christian. Just when she thinks she's started a new life of safety and solitude, her husband tracks her down, stalks her, and threatens everyone she loves.

Still brokenhearted over Genevieve's betrayal a year ago, Christian can't believe she's come back into his life--and worse, that she's done it on the anniversary of his brother's death, a death that haunts him. Though tempted to throw her back into the river where he found her, he can't leave her at the mercy of the terrifying man she married.

When her husband torments Genevieve and puts his family in danger, Christian will do anything to protect those he loves...anything except give Genevieve another chance to break his heart.
    


My Review

I have to say that out of the three books in this series that the beginning of this one definitely dragged me into the story and then the following chapters kept me there. There was always an underlying sense of suspense and danger. I also liked the characters. It was interesting to finally see inside the mind of "Perfectly Christian." He had a lot thrown at him and dealt with some issues in this story. I also liked Genevieve and how she was willing to protect her family, even if it wasn't in the best way.

There was a lot going on in this story. Christian had some issues from his past that he needed to come to terms with. He also needed to come to terms with some of his family members. Then there was Genevieve and her situation with trying to escape an abusive and dangerous husband. There were some parts of the plot that didn't completely feel authentic (some of the things that her husband was able to do felt too easy, such as getting inside the house and getting to Genevieve). There was also the situation between Christian and Genevieve for what happened between them and trying to reconcile their feelings. This definitely wasn't a slow-paced story by any means.

I enjoyed the action and the constant suspense. I also really enjoyed the side characters, specifically Grant and Rachel. Grant is still one of my favorite characters of the brothers and I'm really looking forward to eventually reading his story in the future. I also enjoyed getting to know Rachel, one of Christian's sisters, who I can see having an enjoyable story in the future. The romance was definitely in the forefront, but that was to be expected as this was an Historical Romance.

If you enjoy reading this genre, then I would recommend A Perfect Secret. It was sweet, engaging, intense, and included everything you would expect from a Regency romance.


Content: Clean (There is some innuendo and some violence, but clean for this genre.)

Source: From the author, which did not affect my review in any way.

Donna 2013 (1)About Donna Hatch

My passion for writing began at the tender age of 8 and I’ve been hooked ever since. Of course, I also wanted to be an actress and a ballerina, but one out of three isn’t bad, right?

In between caring for six children, (7 counting my husband), my day job, my free lance editing and copy writing, and my many volunteer positions, I manage to carve out time to indulge in my writing obsession. After all, it IS an obsession. My family is more patient and supportive than I deserve.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

- Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and an ebook (INT) or print copy (US Only) of A Perfect Secret OR The Stranger She Married (winner's choice)
- 5 ebooks of A Perfect Secret
- Open Internationally
- Ends July 20th

15 comments

  1. I like to read about England and the REgency era but would not want to live there, It is to chilly and cold for me and women wore dresses back then, makes me cold thinking about it!

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  2. Although I do like to read about Regency life, I don't think I would like to live it. For one thing I would miss my books and Kindle lol!!! :)

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  3. Great review. I haven't been able to read this one yet. I had to sit here and listen to Natalie read it...yes listen. She is very vocal when she reads books. Now I am even more excited to read it. Natalie and all my nieces have read it and try to talk about it and I always have to shush them up because i don't want them to ruin it for me...hehehe!

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  4. This looks like a unique regency romance. With lots of drama! You can't have too much drama in a regency romance though :) Awesome review.

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  5. I'd love to visit Regency England for a visit, but to live there, hmmmm....

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  6. Hello! This time period is fascinating but I wouldn't want to live in it. I wouldn't mind living in England today though! Thanks!!

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  7. I agree with other commenters, visit Regency England- yes, live there- no thank you!

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  8. Lol! You know, I didn't think about having to wear dresses all the time besides what goes on under them. Good point!

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  9. :D Yes. And real, working bathrooms... ;)

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  10. Well, I hope you enjoy it. The first book is my favorite from this series, but I'm really looking forward to Grant's story.

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  11. Lol! I'm glad you think so. :)

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  12. You read my mind with that one. Bathrooms are my biggest issue with that time period. I just could never give them up.

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  13. Yes. I'd do a visit too. A very short visit or maybe several day visits at different times...

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  14. Who wouldn't want to live there or at least visit? :D

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  15. It seems to be the general consensus.

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