“I fight dirty, I kill for a living and I’m not capable of being faithful.”
The words might come straight from Major Adam Flint’s mouth, but they certainly don’t describe the man who saved vulnerable Rose’s life. Yes, Flint is illegitimate, a roughened soldier and an incorrigible rake; but Rose has never met a man so defined by honour.
Who else, when faced with a lady rendered memoryless by the traumas of war, would resist the intense attraction that burns between them? Rose might not know her own name, but she knows her heart; and her heart wants Flint!
I read the first of this trilogy as a review book and always intended to buy the others, but I got overwhelmed! I’ve still not read the second book, but as a huge fan of Louise Allen I knew I would like this one no matter what.
This trilogy was written to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the defeat of Napoleon. So the stories are not your usual Regency romances, and are all the more interesting because of it.
Do you need to read the other books to understand this one? Not really. There are some scenes I recognised from book one, and I think you’ll be confused by them if you start the books here, but at the same time skipping over them isn’t going to ruin your enjoyment of this story. I must say, hero and heroine of book one don’t come across as very nice in this one!
I usually HATE amnesia themes because the Romancelandia version of amnesia is insultingly inaccurate and romanticised, but I didn’t mind it here. It was more shock than amnesia as you would expect it.
A Rose for Major Flint pulled me out of an enormous reading slump. It is true that the second half of the book has a bit too much in the way of manufactured and unnecessary drama, and I felt the book’s real ending came a few chapters before the finish, but this was the first in a long string of books I tried that I could honestly say I enjoyed.
With Allen being British, there is always that added feel of authenticity in her writing. Little bits here and there that make a difference.
This is not a perfect book, but I enjoyed it for its originality, and for the solid writing that has been missing from so many of my review books recently. I’m glad I bought it.