THE SAINT WHO STOLE MY HEART
Author: Stefanie Sloane ISBN: 9780345531148 5/2012 HISTORICAL Publisher: BALLANTINE
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
As interesting as I find the premise behind the Regency Rogues series—childhood friends tracking a killer, now that they are all grown up and in a secret society—this fourth installment to the series comes up short in the romance department.
Sloane creates the perfect environment for romance between the hero and heroine, but their connection is odd. Aside from, and pardon my language, but it is what it is, a booty call, the two really only have stilted dialogue and misses during what should be romantic scenes. I am not saying their "relationship" isn't hot, but I am saying it lacks the romantic tension I need. The hero tries to appear a vacuous fop, but the blue-stocking heroine sees through his act. Again, this also should be a fantastic platform for romance, but it isn't.
Despite the lack of connection between the main characters, I really did enjoy reading about the quest to find the mysterious killer Bishop and getting to know the sullen Nicholas. I look forward to reading his story, which is sure to come.