- Author Virginia Heath
- Release Date February 1, 2018
- Publisher Harlequin Historical
- ISBN/ASIN 9781488086526
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
A WARRINER TO TEMPT HER is the third book in the WILD WARRINERS SERIES and it didn’t disappoint. I loved being reunited with the Warriner brothers—Jack, Jamie, Joe, and Jacob along with some of their spouses. This is Doctor Joe’s story, along with Lady Isabella, affectionately called Bella, and it kept me turning the pages from the first page to the last, late into the night. This is a historical romance set in England in the early 1800’s.
The Warriners still have an unsavory reputation in their small town in England, no matter how much good they are doing. The reputations of their grandfather and parents are still haunting them even after their deaths. Will they ever be looked at for the good they are currently doing? Reverend Reeves is Jamie’s father-in-law. He, along with the quack doctor, Doctor Bentley, do their best to malign the family every chance they get, which is often.
Dr. Joe is a handsome doctor who keeps up on the latest medical trends and who has caught Bella’s eye, but he only has eyes for her sister, or so she thinks. Bella has a scientific mind, and when they are thrown together over and over again as she volunteers at the foundling home, sparks fly, and we get to see their chemistry. Bella had an incident where she was attacked and can’t stand to be around men, even given her attraction to Joe. Joe doesn’t relate well to women since he’s a poor judge of character when it comes to the fairer sex. Watching them fumble their “relationship,” taking one step forward and ten back, was heartbreaking to watch. When they were in sync, which was rare, it was heartwarming.
A WARRINER TO TEMPT HER is filled with loving family and friends. Heath explores life in a small town, complete with illnesses, secrets, sorrow and joy. The characters had a depth to them, and the story flowed smoothly. There were a few twists and turns and a happily-ever-after in the end. There was some closure but an epilogue would have been nice.
Heath is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I look forward to reading more of her books and can’t wait for the fourth book in this series—Jacob’s story.