My Heart’s Desire

Blythe Devereux will now close the series to an end in My Heart’s Desire.

Blythe Devereux has been in love with one man all her life. He broke her heart at thirteen but now she has a chance at nineteen to be his wife. Blythe will marry Roger and save his life with the contract. She will be determined to win her husbands heart but will find many obstacles along the road.

Roger Debrett, Earl of Eden will never marry again that is until he is faced with no chance of freedom from the Tower or seeing his daughter. Roger will marry Blythe but will refuse to bed her and will annul her the moment the murderer is caught. Roger though will find this to be difficult as his wife will be bent on seducing him and letting herself in his heart.

Patricia Grasso brings Richard and Keely’s family back with the oldest daughter rescuing and marrying the only man she ever loved. I was excited to read about Blythe as I had previously heard about her in the fifth book. Grasso brings many characters back and uses them once again which is hard at times to keep track. Leaving me with only one solution, which is to write down the main characters who go along with the books I am reading.

I liked that Blythe was not a simpering girl who got overly jealous of the mistress that Robert once had. She went on offense but kept strong. Grasso made Robert’s character to be very non-trusting especially of his wife. I liked that he was actually faithful and didn’t carry on with those woman while being married. You feel more for the character even if he is cruel with his words.

The villain was right in front of your face the whole time and Grasso delivers a twist at the end that leads to the motive of the villain.

My Heart’s Desire was a way to finish this series. I have chosen the Douglas Trilogy to be next as these books follow Grasso’s chronological order of publishing, and of course I will keep my list of characters handy.

Courting an Angel

Patricia Grasso brings us back to Brigette and Iain but the story will follow their daughter Rob in Courting an Angel.

Rob MacArthur was married at the age of eight but having a husband meant little to her then. Now at eighteen she wanted an annulment as her husband seemed to care little for her. She longed to stay in England where she was accepted even with the birthmark that caused her much turmoil as a child. Then there was her love Henry, but now her husband has come to collect her.

Gordon Campbell took his time to collect his bride as he was having fun with his mistress. He is appalled that his wife wanted an annulment. The marriage would stand and he would take her back home but she was not the same little girl as she was ten years ago. Gordon will seduce his wife but over coming their past will be a trial.

Grasso brings the readers in immediately to the story and you feel for Rob and the troubles she went through. I found it interesting that the birth mark was a thing of problems. It seemed strange that something simple would cause that much fear.

Gordon was not my favorite character as he really gave no regard to the girl he married. He was able to do what ever he wanted and with whom he wanted and there were no consequences. But Rob had to stay pure for her husband. Gordon grows on you but each time Grasso throws in a wrench to make you dislike him once again. It was almost like playing ping pong.

As I read these stories of the Queen or the Kings court I seem to have flash backs to high school and the ranking the students are subjected too. Court is something you needed to pretend nothing bothered you and hold your head up high. Its something you survive like high school.

Courting an Angel was fantastic even with all the problems Grasso throws into the plot. She keeps the stories fresh and interesting along with recurring characters like Magnus from the first book, Highland Belle, who is Gordon’s father.

The sixth book will be next with Blythe Devereux who will finish the series.