Dark Before the Rising Sun (Dominick Trilogy Book #3)

Now you can see how easily an ill-spoken word can cast doubt on or even destroy the feelings we thought inviolate,” Dante warned her. “Never let anyone turn you against me, Rhea. Promise me that.”

Newly-wed, Lady Rhea Claire and Dante Leighton must return to England, where their reception is anything but warm.

Now armed with wealth and power, Dante is a target for the murderous smugglers who despoiled his family home, while Rhea’s father, the powerful Duke of Camareigh, vehemently rejects their marriage.

The two lovers thought themselves invincible together. But in the riveting conclusion of McBain’s epic trilogy, Dante’s determination to reclaim his family seat and Rhea’s desperation to win over her father threaten to cause an insurmountable rift that could break them apart forever.

My Review: We conclude the story of Lady Rhea Claire and Dante Leighton story. Whereas, Chance the Winds of Fortune book #2 was almost all about Lady Rhea, book #3 Dark Before the Rising would be almost all about Dante. The second book ended with Lady Rhea being found and making her journey back to her family.

In this story the couple has finally made it back to England, where trouble awaits. The passion for revenge is strong in Dante and he finally will take his revenge on the one person who made his life miserable and drove him away from his home. But would the passion for revenge overshadow his love for Rhea Claire.

Dark Before the Rising Sun was fill with mystery and intrigue, and wonderfully romantic. The story plot was well crafted and very engaging. I am hoping that there would be another book to this saga and Francis would get his own story.

Dark Before the Rising Sun goes on sale October 6, 2015 Amazon | B&N

OVERALL RATING

Golden starGolden starGolden star

Chance the Winds of Fortune (Dominick Trilogy Book #2)

Rhea blinked in disbelief. “What an insufferable man you are. And whether you are, as you would have me believe, a marquis, or whether you are a tinker, I would still find you the rudest, most vulgar individual I have ever had the misfortune to encounter.”

“Well done, my dear. I am impressed by this splendid show of ladylike disdain, feigned though it be, but well done nonetheless. But the light of truth has revealed you in my cabin. Now, how do you explain yourself out of that?”

Lady Rhea Claire, kidnapped and shipped to the Colonies as an indentured servant, manages with wits and courage to escape…straight into the arms of a ruthless English pirate.

For all his worldly ways, Dante Leighton, Marquis of Jacqobi and captain of the Sea Dragon, never expected to discover his redemption and his greatest treasure within the amethyst eyes of a beautiful English refugee.

My Review: Chance the Winds of Fortune would be my first book by Laurie McBain and the first in this series. Chance the Winds of Fortune is the second book in the Dominick Trilogy. Well, let me start with what I enjoyed about this book. That was the action. After they finally kidnapped Lady Rhea Clair is when the book really took off and got interesting. Everyone got into the action of trying to locate Rhea Claire even down to her two little brothers. Laurie McBain has done a tremendous job of writing strong characters and an even better villain. Laurie McBain did provide a little history behind the Dominick family history, so even though this was the first story for me I didn’t feel like I was missing any main points. (However, I will go back and read Moonstruck Madness to help better understand this family backstory.) The why and who really wasn’t the focus, since the villain was told from the start. However it’s the how which was the main focus of this romantic suspense.

On to what I didn’t like about the story, like I said above the story was interesting, but I was really about to give up after reading…or I should say skimming through three chapters of narratives. It was an effort, but the payoff was worth every bit of it. Especially to see how it turned out in the end.

Chance the Winds of Fortune (Dominick Trilogy) goes on sale October 6, 2015 Amazon | B&N

OVERALL RATING

Golden starGolden starGolden star