Q: I don’t know how to word this. But do you like the trope where one lead assumes the wrong thing about the other, makes judgments about the other’s character & repeatedly shares them whether explicitly or implicitly, and then eventually has to grovel? What can we call this?
You all, I love a good grovel. One where the hero is going to have marks on his knees from carpet/stone/grass for a while because he’s kneeled and apologized for so long. I knew it was going to happen in Kerrigan Byrne’s upcoming release, A Dark and Stormy Knight, and every time the hero expressed his lack of trust in the heroine, every time he rebuffed her efforts to befriend him on a true partner level, I GOT MORE EXCITED because I knew a day of reckoning was coming, and in Kerrigan’s hands it was going to be glorious.
This is Chief Inspector Carlton Morley’s Book and Prudence’s as well, Prudence who tries to wrestle some control over her life. I’m not going to delve into the plot any more than I have above because I don’t want to ruin it. But know that I am crying tears on the inside.
Kerrigan’s writing is sublime, rich, decadent. The theatricality is unreal. The pathos of each wounded soul in her books ensnares the reader—or at least it does me. My only quibble with this book is that I wanted even more honesty and openness from Carlton toward the end—but again, I don’t want to say more because I don’t want to spoil it.
What a great series.
A Dark and Stormy Knightis out on 06/02. Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for my complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.