British setting works well for this new series

38596247Captive Hearts by A.E. Ryecart

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the first book I’ve read from this author and I enjoyed a lot of it including the British setting and the main characters.

It was perhaps a little bit dramatic at times but it did fit within the narrative and I liked the whole London crime boss element of the plot which was used to anchor the story.

Both Billy and Dashiell were sympathetic characters and I liked their pairing, it wasn’t just a circumstances dictating attraction, it felt believable. I also liked the secondary character development, hideous bad guys as well as the good ones.

However, for me, the actual tension of the plot being mostly due to the circumstances they were in didn’t always work and it felt a bit overly dramatic on occasion with Frankie’s character coming across a bit too obviously cliche bad guy at times.

The ending also seemed to wrap every thing up a bit fast too but the epilogue made up for it and I’m hoping Lee is going to get himself a book too in this series.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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