An enigmatic woman, a determined spy, and a love that could shake the foundations of Europe…
“Heartless” Cordelia Bering refuses every marriage offer she receives. Yet men still try to win her, drawn by her sharp wit and intoxicating green eyes. But Cordelia knows a marriage could reveal her deepest secret and truly endanger her life. Besides, she hasn’t met a man worth considering, until…
Sebastien Thorne, a spy in the service of the Crown. One of the elite agents in the group known as the Zodiac, he comes to London determined to solve a mystery with roots on the Continent. He won’t let anything distract him. But is Cordelia a distraction, or the key to the mystery? As he learns more about the “heartless” woman, he becomes embroiled in secrets, plots, and a design that could change the future…and Cordelia is at the center of it all.
A Heartless Design is the first book in the Secrets of the Zodiac, a series that blends romantic suspense with the rich background of the Napoleonic Wars.
A Heartless Design
Thanks for the free book. The book is interesting in regards: the heroine is older, she is an engineer, she is smart & has unique handling of retrained staff.
Cons: minor grammar errors (about 20), wrong usage of various words & situations for time period, too wordy (get rid about 1/4), heroine did not come across as that smart (esp at kidnapping), feel characters were too many and yet not enough in-depth character building of primaries & secondary cast (ex: focused too much on clerk at shipyard, should have more focus in C's household staff, and two main villains, etc). Also the flow of the book is not smooth.
Took me about a week to read this as opposed to 2 days normally. This book overall is good as it has an interesting plot, but would be truly great if revisions can be improve upon.
A Heartless Design
I truly enjoyed this book. It was clever, exciting and very entertaining. Could not put it down.
Thank you for the hours of entertainment!
C & S
The characters were both stronger and believable. I liked the characters right away! If this series continues with same characters, I will love it, if not I have no doubt they will be just as enjoyable! Great writing!