Saturday, July 18, 2015

Title: Fearless
Series: Scarlet Suffragette #1
Author: Nicola Claire

Nicola Claire's captivating new Gothic romance series introduces a dark and sinister early settler New Zealand at the end of the nineteenth century - brightened by a fearless and talented heroine and a loyal and secretive police inspector... 

Free spirit. Brilliant. A Liability?

Doctor Anna Cassidy has been trained by the best; the former Chief Surgeon for the Auckland Police Force. She knows how to dissect a body. She knows how to treat any ailment. And she knows how to find a cause of death. 

But society is not ready for a female surgeon.

Fighting for what she believes in has been ingrained in Anna since she was a young child. But the battles she faces now are not all based on equality. A murderer stalks her fellow Suffragettes and the police inspector in charge of the case could be Anna's downfall.

Experienced. Dedicated. Something to hide?

Inspector Andrew Kelly holds duty and honour in the highest regard. His role as a detective proves just that; he never stops until justice is served. Love is something he has forsaken, for reasons he'd rather you didn't know.

But Anna is not a woman a man can ignore.

Fighting his instincts with cold determination is something Kelly has become accustomed to. But a murderer is loose in his adopted city, bringing memories to the fore of a killer who walked in the shadows of Whitechapel, and shining light on a dark past the Inspector is trying hard to forget.

A gritty, twisted, and authentic Victorian romantic suspense, sure to rip you apart... just like old Jack.



Fearless begins in a time when woman didn’t have the right to vote yet. That’s where our heroine, Anna, comes in. She’s a fearless woman who will stop at nothing to get her degree and become a surgeon just like her father was before he died. She’s seen things no woman should have to see in life, and still gets pushed around because she is a woman. Even the man she’s in love with, Inspector Kelly, doesn’t really seem to want her. But when woman start being murdered Kelly’s going to need Anna’s help to figure out who is killing them before she’s next.

This book has a really good story line. I loved the time it was in, and what hardships Anna had to face. That was truly amazing to read about. I loved that. And I really loved Anna just as a character as well. She was truly “Fearless.”

What I didn’t love was Inspector Kelly. I tried my hardest to like him, but I hated the way he treated Anna throughout the book. And I truly didn’t like the information we learn about him in the end. That just made me very frustrated with what will happen in the next book between them. Because I can only see two choices that will happen, and one of them will make me think less of Anna if she takes it. I will just have to cross my fingers and just hope she doesn’t do that.

But other than that this was a truly unique historical romance, with a huge mystery in it. It sort of made me feel like I was reading a female Sherlock Holmes type of story, and I truly adored it!  

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