!!> Reading ➳ Light of My Heart (Duke of Rutland, #2) ➬ Author Elizabeth St. Michel – Budi2610.info
This was only a 3 star read but I upped it to 4 because THE HERO WAS A VIRGIN Forms of address are still all wrong and the science stuff was a bit boring. It is a pleasure once again to leave a review for Ms Michel s new book, Light of My Heart This is the second book in her Duke of Rutland series.Ms Michel tackles a very interesting discovery in her new book She weaves together actual historical facts with true to life fictional characters The story entwines two lonely very intellectual young people Anthony, the second son of the Duke of Rutland is a scientist on the verge of discovering the art of electricity, when a friend of his younger sister arrives from Boston, Massachusetts in America Rachel Thorne has been sent to England on the guise of introducing her to society When in fact, Abby, Anthony s sister concocted a scheme with The Duke of Rutland and his sister in law, Margaret to get both Anthony and Rachel together Rachel, herself having known Dr Benjamin Franklin and his electrical nuances, along with the intellectual knowledge of the laws of motion and viscosity, as well as her mathematical skills ends up assisting Anthony in his laboratory, when his lab assistant mysteriously disappears In lies the development of a mysterious attempt to murder Anthony Will you find out who is behind the attempt on Anthony s life when he and Rachel are kidnapped Is their disappearance in relation to Abby s previous abduction and their older brother Nicholas s disappearance Will Anthony and Rachel have their happily ever after Read this book and enjoy the edge of your seat, discovery adventure, to find out these answers.I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. Elizabeth St Michel is a new author for me, this is the first of her books that I have read Light of My Heart is a fun sexy read with great lead characters Rachel is a colonial who s come to England to escape from a near tragedy Anthony is the Duke of Rutlandboth are inventors and love science It s fun to see these two wrestling with the discovery of electricity while trying to deal with the attraction between them But this book is romantic suspense, so we have some great bad guys that Anthony and Rachel have to deal with All in all I really enjoyed this book and look forward to from Elizabeth St Michel I received an advanced copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. May I present Anthony and Rachel s story, book two in Duke Of Rutland Series , and it s exceptional After the events in book one , Anthony s laboratory has been rebuilt ,Nicholas is still missing , Abby is married and living in Boston with Thorn , and Rachel has arrived in England.Though they get on well and have lots in common, these two have many challenges to face.Both are damaged.Rachel from her attack and loss of reputation and family in the colonies.Anthony from a loveless marriage, the death of his wife, and the theft of his life s work by another scientist.Both need understanding, patience, love and time.Elizabeth has written a wonderfully descriptive and touching story , one that you have no problem immersing yourself in completely, it s so emotional reading about the challenges faced by both characters I love this series. I love that the hero and heroine in Light of My Heart bond over their love of science Lord Anthony and Rachel are both into electricity and it isn t long before sparks fly between the two very likable leads Add an element of danger, lots of chemistry, and this one s a winner. Light of My Heart is the second book in Elizabeth St Michel s wonderful family series Both the hero, Anthony Rutland and the heroine, Rachel Thorne are lonely, damaged souls that find each other in this wonderfully romantic tale Anthony doesn t think he knows how to love and Rachel is afraid to be loved, feeling undeserving Both have been betrayed and live with ghosts of their pasts hiding dreadful secrets but slowly as this story unfolds they come together, true halves of each other This story is touching, emotional, poignant and wonderfully descriptive Sexual tension runs through the book from the very beginning As usual Elizabeth weaves a dark and menacing plot through the background of this romantic tale with evil nasty characters that keep appearing But then there is also the humorous sub plot that Elizabeth manages so well enter Aunt Margaret, The Duke of Rutland and his butler Sebastian, you will smile with their antics and conversations This is a fabulous book and I couldn t put it down The second book in the Duke of Rutland series, LIGHT OF MY HEART, is riveting Love is love Passion is passion It transcends time no matter what century We find Rachel Thorne and Anthony Rutland thrown together working in Anthony s lab, on projects they are both passionate about The close working relationship is electrifying pun intended As they get closer and closer, Rachel tries to pull Anthony out of his vulnerable and lonely world He surprises himself, however, and is quite taken with Rachel, and suddenly the lab isn t the only thing he thinks about.Rachel is dealing with her own demons and insecurities because of some unfair events in her past She deals with grief and guilt Coming under Anthony s spell, she s thoroughly convinced she should deny her feelings and isn t worthy of him and his status.It s the yin and yang of the relationship that sets the story of these two complex characters Unweaving their personalities takes time, creating intrigue and mystery.Throw into the mix some evil individuals set out to try to harm and compromise the family.LIGHT OF MY HEART unfolds into a beautiful love story. Light of My Heart is set in 1779, and is packed full of mystery, romance, and action Read full review in the When Love Seems Impossible, The Heart Occupies Itself However It Can For Rachel Thorne And Anthony Rutland, The Thrill Of Scientific Discovery Is A Suitable Substitute However, Love Is Tenacious And Cannot Be Suppressed For Long After Surviving An Attempted Rape By A British Soldier, Rachel, A Self Taught Inventor, Leaves Colonial Boston For England At The Suggestion Of Her Sister In Law, Abby There She Hopes To Shake Off The Loathsome Past And Find A Love Filled FutureAt Abby S Ancestral Home, Belvoir Castle, Rachel Meets Abby S Brother Anthony, The Brilliant But Troubled Son Of A Duke The Two Bond Over Their Shared Fascination With Electricity, And Sparks Fly In Ways Than One However, A Dispute With A Family Employee Turns Into A Dangerous Fiasco That Threatens To End Anthony And Rachel S Budding Romance And Perhaps Even Their LivesThe Second Book In The Duke Of Rutland Series, Light Of My Heartis Brimming With The Same Sensual Charms And Historical Intrigue As Sweet Vengeance Rachel And Anthony Have Experimented With Love In The Past, Only To Have It Blow Up In Their Faces But Once They Cross Paths, They Learn That Love Like The Steady March Of Progress Is Unyielding Charming and so much fun to read 5 starsLight of My Heart is well written and filled with emotions Elizabeth St Michel didn t disappoint me Her new series, Duke of Rutland, is a must to read, if you love Regency romances This new series, set during the height of the American Revolution, revolves around the powerful Duke of Rutland, a powerful widower and his four adult children, one daughter and three sons In Sweet Vengeance, we followed Abigail s wild adventure during which she was kidnapped and saved by the charming privateer Captain Jacob Thorne Now in Light of my Heart, we follow Anthony, Abby s older brother Anthony, is a man who can hide his emotions, perhaps too much, which makes him the perfect candidate as a scientist Abby, wants to reunite these two lonely souls so they can find happiness as she did with Jacob So she concocts a plan and sends Rachel directly to England, to be introduced to society Rachel will enter Anthony s world and turn it upside down with her charming manners That s when the fun began Those two were perfect for each others Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book from the author I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this.