The Suspect's Daughter: Regency Romance

The Suspect's Daughter: Regency Romance

by Donna Hatch


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Determined to help her father succeed with his political career, Jocelyn sets aside dreams of love. When she meets the handsome and mysterious Grant Amesbury, her dreams reawaken. But his secrets put her family in peril.

Grant goes undercover to capture conspirators avowed to murder the prime minister, but his only suspect is the father of a courageous lady who is growing increasingly hard to ignore. He can't allow Jocelyn to distract him from the case, nor will he taint her with his war-darkened soul. She seems to see past the barriers surrounding his heart, which makes her all the more dangerous to his vow of remaining forever alone.

Jocelyn will do anything to clear her father's name, even if that means working with Grant. Time is running out. The future of England hangs in the balance...and so does their love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519395900
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2015
Pages: 382
Sales rank: 577,817
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Donna Hatch, author of the best-selling "Rogue Hearts Series," has won many awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Reader's Choice. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She is a sought-after workshop presenter, and juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children. Donna and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

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The Suspect's Daughter: Regency Romance 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Librarycataloger 10 months ago
I really liked the characters in this book! Jocelyn Fairley has gone through four London Seasons without gaining a serious suitor but she is willing to endure another Season if this will help her father become the new Prime Minister. So, this year she will concentrate on her father's goal and then, next Season, Jocelyn will try to find a husband because she is truly ready for her own family. But suddenly, a suspected murder plot against the current Prime Minister becomes known and Jocelyn finds herself working with Grant Amesbury to prove that her father isn't the person behind the threats. I also liked Grant Amesbury and I found him very intriguing. He appears to be gruff and sometimes unlikeable but he is actually a very good person and time and time again he steps in to help others in need. And, in our heroine's words, "He was, without a doubt, one of the most savagely handsome men she'd ever seen" and "belonged in the pages of a novel by her favorite author". Yes, Jocelyn shared my fascination with Mr. Amesbury! This book is the first that I've read by Donna Hatch and I truly enjoyed The Suspect's Daughter. Hatch made me feel as if I was in London in 1820 and caught up in the mystery surrounding the Prime Minister. I also enjoyed the developing relationship between Jocelyn and Grant. He had sworn years ago that he would never again place himself under the power of a woman but he learns that this could definitely change because of Miss Fairley. They share an incredible chemistry and even though this is a clean romance, there are scenes that take your breath away! The Suspect's Daughter has mystery, suspense, and romance and it is a must-read if you enjoy stories about England and the Regency era. This is actually the fourth book in Hatch's Rogue Hearts series but it can certainly be read as a standalone novel. I received a complimentary copy from Loving the Book but I voluntarily chose to write this review.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
The characters in the Rogue Hearts series really come to life and Grant is no exception. As the dark and surly brother, he has physical and emotional scars that have him keeping everyone at a distance as he works to bring criminals to justice, even though the work is below his station. His point of view was fascinating as he struggles to stay indifferent to Jocelyn, a strong and poised daughter helping her father seek political election. She sees the good man he is behind his barriers of sarcasm and isolation, and humors him with wit and patience, and draws him out of his emotional isolation. I appreciated that the romance between them took time and grew slowly, they learned to like each other before they loved each other. The mystery of discovering who is behind the sinister plot to assassinate the prime minister keeps the plot moving forward swiftly and balances the emotional drama with action and excitement. There is also some subtle humor as Grant feels completely out of his element acting polite in society. My favorite of the series... so far! Can't wait for the next two books which will feature each of the Amesbury sisters! (Thank you to Loving the Book Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
sciencexcharm More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of The Suspect’s Daughter by Loving the Book in exchange for an honest review. I have never read anything by this author, but I honestly really enjoyed this story in its entirety. The story begins with a woman named Jocelyn. She discovers that someone has broken into her father’s study and then this man threatens her against informing anyone of his whereabouts. Thinking that she may be a servant, the man dashes away leaving Jocelyn frantic—right before hosting a big event in her father’s favor. Upon uncovering a ploy to murder the prime minister, Grant Amesbury breaks into the suspect’s study in hopes of finding some evidence to back up the claim, only to discover that he is not alone but a woman has found him. After his escape, he heads back to his Bow Street office to reconsider his plan—little does he know that the plan basically falls into his lap, drunkenly disheveled and in need of assistance getting home…the one and only home that leads him back to Jocelyn. Will she suspect that he is the man that threatened her life? More importantly, with such serious political accusations arising—will Grant be able to stop the murder or is it just rumors to end someone’s political success once and for all. My favorite characters are Grant and Jocelyn, the two main characters. Both characters have personalities that are wonderfully intriguing, yet frustrating at times as well. Jocelyn is the beautiful, curvy, kind and strong lady of the house. She is not like other women of that status who only care about their appearance and selfish behavior. Jocelyn has dedicated herself to her father’s political career. By hosting events, she has more to her than Grant’s original assumption. Grant is closed-off, strong, handsome, scarred and completely lonely. With his stand-offish demeanor, he was quite frustrating at times. I loved reading about both characters as the investigation progressed. My least favorite character was a passing memory of the woman who made Grant the way he has accustomed himself to be. Overall, I really enjoyed this story! I can’t wait to read the others in her Rogue Hearts Series. This book is so exciting and I just couldn’t get enough of these characters. The author does a superb job with character development and the pace was fast-paced which is wonderful. The only downfall that made me reconsider my rating of this book is the grammatical and spelling errors. There were more than I would like to have seen. In my opinion, the target audience for this story would be adults who enjoy historical romance with a hint of mystery. This book can be read as a standalone and I would definitely recommend it to others. I rate The Suspect’s Daughter with four stars since it was highly enjoyable. The content is original and the plot is very creative. I look forward to going back and reading the first three installments in this series.