Review: Invitation to Passion (Invitation to... #3) by Bronwen Evans
Invitation to Passion by Bronwen Evans Publication date: June 10, 2014 Series: Invitation to... #3 Publisher: Bronwen Evans Amazon| Goodreads
~~Reviewed by Lisa~~
The Honorable Richard John Craven, handsome, white knight to damsels in distress and rake is watching his life turn upside down. He is not sure what true love is and if he is capable of the feeling.
Madeline Knight, sister of Viscount Strathmore, is strong, loving, compassionate, loyal and lonely. She has only known life in the country and the censure of society as the daughter of a supposed traitor to the crown. Regarding marriage, she knows she wants a man to love that loves her totally and completely and wishes that man is Richard.
Richard and Madeline have a wonderfully unique relationship- they are friends and have been corresponding for six years. Because of a shallow manipulation they find themselves married, both bringing their insecurities with them. Their road to love is filled with murder investigations, ex-lover manipulations, fire, lies and betrayal, danger, abductions and a flaming passion neither of them knew their friendship help.
With her usual style, humor and brilliant characters we are on a wonderful journey of emotional discovery where the heroine must convince our hero he is worthy of her love. We see the white knight rescued by her strong love. Ms. Evans brings the hero’s into the open with grace and leaves you cheering as he comes to believe in himself and his capacity to really love another. Throughout the story Madeline is steadfast in her love of Richard, but her youth and secluded upbringing add a vulnerability to the journey. The characters that support Richard and Madeline love are charming and in-depth and add layers of emotion I enjoyed.
The subplot that pulls the story together has excellent villains. The shallow, spoiled and spitefulness of these characters keep you turning the pages to see evil overturned by good and love.
I am a fan of Ms. Evans’ writing and was not disappointed. I recommend this and her other stories wholeheartedly. I missed the book before this in the series, but will be going back to read it. Once again, well done, Ms. Evans.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.