Sunday, June 5, 2016

Review: TOO HOT TO HANDEL by Sheri Cobb South

At last, at last, at last! Julia, Lady Fieldhurst, makes up her mind about John Pickett!

A rash of robberies have plagued London’s Drury Theater, and the Bow Street Runners, including John Pickett, are on hand at the latest performance in an attempt to apprehend the criminal.

But the theater catches fire, the jewels used as bait are stolen, and John, after rescuing Julia, is struck down, leaving Julia to care for him as well as solve the mystery.

This is Julia’s story. She finally comes into her own, tossing aside all the flimsy societal barriers to her and John’s future. Seeing her stand up to the hypocritical, pompous fool of her husband’s brother, the new baron, as well as her former mother-in-law is a real treat. And then there is the mystery, which threatens the happy ending we’re all rooting for.

Even unconscious most of the time, John is still the kind of hero I love. His adoration of Julia shows through during the few times he wakes from his coma, as he’s more concerned about her than about himself.

The final scene, where we find out who the villain really is, is a cliffhanger, with Julia and John at the evildoer’s mercy, and John willing to do anything to protect her.

Treat yourself and read this book. And even, better, Ms. South says there’s more to come!

Thank you all,
ARC provided by the author


Vesper Meikle said...

I have been wondering whether to start reading this series or not - I think I will give it a go

Linda Banche said...

Vesper, I enjoyed the series very much. Have a good time!