Review: The Vicar's Frozen Heart (The Hornsby Brothers #2) by Karyn Gerrard

Print Length: 70 pages
Publisher: Lyrical Press (March 1, 2016)

From His heart begins to heal…

He gave her shelter from the storm, nursed her back to health, just as any good man might do for a damsel in distress. But Tremain Colson is more than just a small town vicar performing a gallant duty. He’s an ex-soldier whose spirit has been ravaged by war, a nobleman hiding his aristocratic heritage. Yet despite his secrets, he cannot help but feel drawn to the fallen beauty and soon asks her to stay and care for the orphan in his charge…

And hers is lost…

Disgrace sent Eliza Winston out into the world, a governess in ruin. But once she finds herself in Tremain’s home—and in his bed—she realizes her handsome rescuer is the one in need of healing. No sooner does Eliza thaw the vicar’s heart than she realizes her own is in danger. For Tremain is not only the man she dreams of marrying, but a blueblood whose noble birth makes him an impossible match…


My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

WARNING: This book is recommended for mature audiences only due to sexual content (that happens outside of marriage). If this is not your cup of tea, then this book may not be for you. However, you can just as easily skip those scenes and not miss any of the overall plot.

This was the perfect blend between short story and novel. There was character development, there was deception and most importantly there was a romance that didn't happen overnight. This is also a stand-alone novel meaning even though it is book two in a series, you do not need to have read the prior novel in order to understand this one, nor is there a cliff-hanger. 

I thoroughly enjoyed these two characters for the most part as well as their unlikely romance. There were times when it almost seemed as though Eliza was a bit too loose with her affections. She came to be in the Vicar's home after being caught having a dalliance with the son of her employer, but no sooner does she meet Tremain, but she starts having a strong physical response to him as well. At first that turned me off to her, but as you read on you see that deep down she does have a strong character. Tremain
also takes a bit to warm up to considering he has a tendency to change moods rather quickly. However, once I began reading their story, I found myself unable to but it down until I had finished. 

Overall, I would certainly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a good historical romance. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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