Title: The Third Rose
Author: Jean Hart Stewart
Publisher: Red Rose™ Publishing
Buy Link: Buy The Third Rose Here!
Rating: You Gotta Read
Reviewed by: Brynna
Sara accosts Lord Wolverton in his bedroom late at night with the intent to shooting him in the groin so he’d never again rape an innocent girl. Fortunately Wolf overpowers her, since she finds he is not the villain she seeks. They embark together on a hunt to find the real rapist. Then the spy Wolf is also seeking turns his vengeance on Sara. Wolf needs her help to decode a cryptic message about ‘the third rose’ and track down the spy. He fears for her safety and yet knows he needs her help.
The spy hunt turns desperate and Sara and Wolf find themselves hurrying to Brussels to join Wellington and save the General’s life. Matters come to a head at the Battle of Waterloo, with both Sara and Wolf proving their courage and their love.
But will even extraordinary love and courage be enough to save them both?
Ms. Stewart threw me into the story as heroine Sara-convinced Lord Wolverton raped the vicar's daughter her friend- is lying in wait to kill or at least maim him in a most unpleasant place. She didn't expect him to be innocent of the crime or ready to exact vengeance himself. Together the pair set out to solve the crime. Wolf as his name implies is very magnetic with a dangerous aura that radiates off the page. In turn Sara is a delight. No weak swooning wallflowers here, she is strong, independent and loyal.
The Third Rose has everything you could want in a historical romance, a handsome lord, lovely lady, danger, intrigue and just enough heat to steam up the pages. Definitely one you gotta read.