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Sarah Heggers has taken a character mired in ill intent, and if not making him lovable, redeeming him to the point that the heroine’s fascination with and feelings for him are understood.
Beatrice is the youngest of Sir Arthur’s daughters, a bit spoiled and headstrong in her wanting to do more for others, her naiveté can land her in some horrible situations. She feels ‘unremarkable’ in her family, but her good heart shines through any of the missteps she may make.
She learns of a situation that can bring ruin to her family, she decides she needs to head to London to warn them, and prevent the worst happening. Being a young woman of quality, and very much of her time, she cannot travel alone, and chooses Garret to help her achieve her goal.
Garret starts out deceptive and duplicitous, and it was such a contrast to the sweetness of Bea, with her kind and trusting heart, and a bit of a crush on him. He is solely bent on revenge:: Bea’s father holds Garret’s enmity for his mother’s dire life circumstances, turning to whoring to support her children. His revenge will be to ruin Bea’s reputation and life, forcing her into a life of prostitution using her own attraction to him as an easy starting point.
While Bea is completely unaware of Garret’s agenda, he is not expecting his own feelings for her to grow and develop in the presence of the sweet and gentle soul. While much of Garret’s own issues are rooted in venom and anger, Bea sees the man behind that anger, and chooses to speak to that man, and I will admit that Garret’s growth and gradual release of his anger was noticeable, even if I couldn’t completely revise my opinion of him.
Hegger has done what an author should: given me characters to care about that caused me to feel for them and eventually see that their transformation was more than enough for the love to bloom. A sweet and enjoyable historic romance.
Title: Sweet Bea
Author: Sarah Hegger
Genre: Historical Romance
Published by: Lyrical Press
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Is anything sweeter than revenge?
In a family of remarkable people, ordinary Beatrice strives to prove herself worthy. When her family is threatened with losing everything, she rushes to London to save them. Unfortunately, she chooses as her savior the very man who will see her family brought low.
Garrett has sworn vengeance on Sir Arthur of Anglesea for destroying his life when he was a boy and forcing his mother into prostitution for them to survive. He has chosen as his instrument Sir Arthur's youngest daughter, Beatrice.
Can Beatrice’s goodness teach Garrett that love, not vengeance, is the greatest reward of all?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.