Not a Fine Gentleman by Donna Hatch

June 26, 2020

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Not a Fine Gentleman
(Rogue Hearts, #5)
By Donna Hatch
Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 448 Pages
June 18, 2020 by Mirror Lake Press LLC

Lady Margaret secretly yearns for love, but fate has exchanged wedded bliss for a lie. When she is caught hovering over her cheating husband’s dead body, she is instantly doomed to hang for his murder. Without hope for justice, Margaret flees into the night alone.
A cynical Bow Street Constable, Connor Jackson, vows to bring the fugitive Lady Margaret to face the law—but, he doesn’t expect sparks to fly between them. Could the strong yet tender lady truly be a killer? 
As more suspects—and even more condemning evidence—surface, the less certain Connor is of his duty. He must choose between his growing feelings for Lady Margaret and the demands of justice. Will the truth tear them apart or set them free to find love?

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About the Author

Multi-award-winning author of more than twenty best-selling Regency Historical Romances, Donna Hatch is a hopeful romantic and an adventurer at heart. Each book she writes is filled with wit and heart and plenty of swoon-worthy romance. Donna sings, plays the harp, and loves to ballroom dance. Her family, including six children and two cats, recently left their native Arizona for the Pacific coast of the US. No matter where they live, she and her husband of over twenty years are proof that there truly is a happily ever after.

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- One winner will receive ebooks of the first four books in the Rogue Hearts series, The Stranger She Married, The Guise of a Gentleman, A Perfect Secret and The Suspect's Daughter
- Four winners will each receive an ebook of the first book in the Rogue Hearts series, The Stranger She Married
- Open internationally
- Ends July 1, 2020

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My Thoughts ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was my first book by Donna Hatch and my first in the Rogue Hearts series. I must say I do enjoy a good Regency/Victorian era type story and this one did not dissappoint! I was thoroughly engaged from the first page. 

If you have been following the Amesbury family then you know this story is about one of the sisters, Margaret. She is married to this absolute jerk (and I mean class-A jerk!) who gets murdered and Lady Margaret is the one who finds him. Because of the animosity between them the staff believes that she is the one who has murdered him. So she does what every lady would do when wrongfully accused?! She flees the scene!! Her brothers want her found so they hire Bow Street Runner, Conner Jackson. He starts hunting her down to bring her to justice but through the process falls in love with her. There is a catch... he is by no means a gentleman! 

The chemistry between Connor and Lady Margaret at the beginning is very comical. When he "captures" her it doesn't go so well but its great for us as the reader as you start seeing how they fall for each other. Connor struggles with believing Margaret and her retelling of her husbands death. But the more time they spend with each other he comes to realize not only is she telling the truth but he's falling in love with her. 

Throughout this whole ordeal Lady Margaret or Meg as Connor calls her finds out that the life of being a Lady is not something she wants anymore. She wants to be able to marry whomever and do whatever.  Now that she is an outcast in her society she decides to leave especially after Connor tells her that he can't be with her. Not only because he's not a gentleman but because his job is one that would difficult in keeping a marriage. 

Connor is wrestling with the fact that he his father who was a noble gentleman fathered him but was never a true father. He believed all these things that his mother had told him but later finds out they were all false. 

So the story is not just about the love between Connor and Margaret. There is suspense and intrigue as Connor and Grant Amesbury work together in proving who Lord Hennesy true killer is. 

Alright, this is not my typical read. I do enjoy Regency/Victorian era books but this is not a Christian Fiction book that I am used to however this is a very wholesome clean read and I am definitely not opposed to those. There is a slight innuendo to something more when they are kissing but it doesn't result to anything and there was no graphic descriptions of anything. 

If you like this genre then I definitely recommend this book. I suggest starting from the beginning too if you want to know the story between this whole family. 

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Prism Book Tours. All opinions and thoughts are my own. 

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