The Burdens of a Bachelor (Arrangement #5) – Review

bachelorWritten by Rebecca Connolly

  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Phase Publishing; 1 edition (April 1, 2017)
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

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What the eye cannot see…

Colin Gerrard has everything. He is a handsome, charming, and unattached gentleman in possession of a fortune. But what nobody knows, and would never suspect, is that he is not nearly as carefree as he seems, nor is his heart free for anyone’s taking. It was already taken long ago, and when his lost love unexpectedly reappears, in London of all places, he’s very much afraid that she still has it.

…the heart already knows.

Lady Susannah Hawkins-Dean had no intention of ever seeing Colin again after their terrible departure sixteen years ago. She never wanted to see anyone that knew her in the past. There were too many secrets, too much shame, and he, of all people, could not know them. But when Colin refuses to leave her in the past, Susannah finds that she is just as in love with him as she ever was, and it could ruin them both.

I have really been enjoying the Arrangements series by Rebecca Connolly and have been looking forward to reading Colin’s story since I found him so interesting in previous books.

It was nice to see what made Colin the person he is but he seemed to have lost a lot of his personality in this book. I still liked him, but it felt like something was missing.

I was not a huge fan of Susannah and found certain characteristics annoying. If you claim to love and trust someone, you shouldn’t hide behind a mask. However, she spent the entire book hiding behind numerous masks and wavering back and forth in her feelings for Colin.

I also didn’t like the cursing and there was too much of the physical between Colin and Susannah, even when they were not on speaking terms.

I love this series but I felt like this one fell short. I am very much anticipating Kit’s story though.

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