Review: Salvation (Corsets and Carriages, #3) by Carla Susan Smith

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Publisher: Lyrical Press (February 13, 2018)

From “I will not be a wife in name only.” 

Rian Connor’s proposal of marriage should have been the happiest moment of Catherine Davenport’s life. He is her savior, her tutor in the ways of flirtation, the man she wants for her lover. But two impediments bar the way: the vicious assault that may have ruined her ability to enjoy any man’s touch; and the vindictive woman who will stop at nothing to regain Rian’s affection.

“There can be no turning back once you have given yourself to me.” 

One exquisite night of completely mutual pleasure proves to Catherine that with Rian, the physical side of their union will bring only joy. But even her new husband cannot protect her from the diabolical scheming of his former mistress. Delivered into the hands of the madman who once delighted in tormenting her, Catherine is swept back to the place where it all began. And this time, the price could be her future with the man she is finally free to love.


My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Unfortunately, this IS one of those stories where you have to have read the other stories in the series, otherwise, this one will not make sense to you.

Salvation more or less picks up where book two leaves off. And just as with the prior stories, the author manages to seamlessly weave together several different points of view, as well as story-lines in a way that not only makes sense, but keeps the reader interested. 

This was the epic conclusion that I had been hoping for! It tied up all the loose ends that had been left within the first two books, while still moving the relationships between the characters forward, and showing how they have grown, both as friends, and as family since we first met them. 

The one thing that I wish would have been different is the ending as it pertains to Isabel. I felt as though after everything she had done, her punishment should have been more severe. I think it speaks volumes about the character of the brothers that they let her go as they did. Especially Liam. 

I believe this story will appeal to those who enjoy slightly unconventional historical romance novels. I would definitely read more from this author!

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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