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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
I love a good, well-written or well-told historical romance, whether it is a book or a movie. There is something about them that makes them easy to read and leaves me with a feeling of satisfaction. The world can be a terrible place, but romance makes it just a little bit more bearable, makes it just the tiniest bit sweeter. I really enjoyed King of Hearts by Eileen Putman. It put me in that sweet spot that only a good romance can put me in. I like my romantic heroes to have two main characteristics. They need to be brave and they need to be smart. I like my romantic heroines to be smart and fiery. I was satisfied on all counts by King of Hearts. I liked the hero, the heroine, and the point and place in history where the story takes place.
Not for nothing is Gabriel Sinclair known as the 'king of hearts.' He is a bit of a rogue and a scoundrel, but this persona hides a very serious and complicated man. This is why when he meets Louisa Peabody it is only a matter of time and circumstance before some kind of potent reaction occurs. I liked this book. These are my kind of people and this is my kind of historical period. The characters are well matched. The plot is well thought out and well written. The writing fits the book and the genre perfectly. Eileen Putman has the sense of character, romance, and timing that a great romance writer needs to keep readers interested.