Loving the Hawke (The Seven Curses of London, #1) Read Online Free - Victorian Romance. After five seasons as a wallflower, Lettie Fairchild is resigned to spinsterhood. Mostly. Determined to claim more meaning for her life than seeing her younger sisters married, she seeks a purpose. She finds what she’s looking for when she happens upon a book describing seven curses that plague London.
Nathaniel Hawke is attempting to adjust to civilian life after retiring from the military, but his injured leg and memories of his time in the service prevent an easy transition. On his long walks during London’s darkest hours, Nathaniel is appalled by what he sees taking place on the dirty streets and alleyways. He is determined to take action. Coming upon a proper, if rebellious, lady in the desolate area both intrigues and frustrates him.
Nathaniel’s disregard for his personal safety infuriates Lettie even as her heart is touched by his determination to aid the city’s neglected children.
As the two wounded souls stumble upon each other time and again in slums and ballrooms, they realize they fight a common cause--and share an unbridled passion.
Will the curse they fight be their downfall? Or will love win the day?
|Title||:||Loving the Hawke (The Seven Curses of London, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
December 28, 2017
A pleasant 2.5 stars.
Our hero is a good guy with a massive hang-up about being the second son. His inferiority complex got a bit much at times, despite the backstory of the verbally vicious dad, the uncaring mum and the cold, a-bit-like-dad brother (who features in Rescuing the Earl.)
January 01, 2018
Good book, but...
Good book but it was a bit slow at times. The action really picked up in the last few chapters and the conclusion felt a bit rushed. Hawke went from pushing Lettie away to realizing he loved her in less than a chapter. I’m interested in the next book in the series and hope it isn...
January 21, 2017
A love story where passion and suspense intertwine!
Loving the Hawke, is a beautiful Victorian romance story, introducing us to Lana Williams's captivating new series, The Seven Curses of London! She nicely blended her two charming characters, Nathaniel Hawke, a retired captain and Lettie Fairchil...
July 13, 2016
I absolutely loved this book! The love story between Lettie and Nathaniel was so well done. Nether one of them felt like they deserved the other. I also like the excerpts from The Seven Curses of London. My favorite quote from the book kinda sums it up.
"No, She was a wallflower and he was a hero...
January 01, 2018
One of the finest works I've read while waiting for the passing of the old year (2017) into the new. I particularly like the flow and pacing of the story for although I am impatient about Hawke's prevarication about his importance/worth as a person in his own right despite being merely a second s...
January 04, 2018
Lettie and Nathaniel, two troubled souls who keep bumping into each other, both after the same thing though they don't know it.
This story is beautifully written with romance, a mystery to be solved, clever detective work, a common goal to be reached and two strong and interesting main characters...
January 01, 2018
I really did enjoy this book. At times it got a little boring but the premise behind Lettie Fairchild mission makes it a worthwhile read. Lettie is in her 5th season and is now ready to become a spinster and tries to find a real mission in life to help someone improve themselves. She wants to mak...
December 31, 2017
This was not my cup of tea. It is not the typical historical romance I expected ( it is no romance at all) but on the contrary full of realistic scenes of poverty, cruelty, means to survive in the slums of London.
The two main characters try to better the situation of abused children, both charac...
June 18, 2017
Ok, I know it's hard, but ignore the cover. It's awful. The storyline is really good, the characters are multi-layered, and it's a can't put it down seriously!! The only negative part of the whole thing was their sexual relationship because that was just silly. There was a ton of tension and ever...
February 04, 2018
A reasonably read with a good premise for a plot and some interesting secondary characters. It also gives us incite into the seedier aspects of Victorian London. I believe the author has done some research. However I did have some issues which can only lead me to an overall 3.5 rating. I was not...