Carla Kelly's books are always enjoyable. She knows how to draw the reader in with well defined characters and settings you can imagine in your head.
Onyx is a strong character. Carla Kelly doesn't write her female leads any other way. Onyx has led a hard and unfortunate life but she is resilient and knows how to adapt and work hard. She also has a tender heart and a desire to please and take care of other people. She is easy to like.
Jack just wants to go home. He's faced the brutalities of war and needs time to heal, body and soul. Jack is a protector though. It's in his nature. Oh, and he wants Onyx.
This book is sweet and charming. There is witty banter and a gentle romance. This book, to me, was more surface than some of her more recent books- not as meaty. But still really good. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
This is a clean regency romance. My thanks to Cedar Fort for providing a copy of this book for review.