Title: Lord Heathborough Invests (The Traitor Lords Saga #2)
Author: Adella J. Harris
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Genre(s): Historical Romance
Page Count: 290
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Solicitor Robert Clarkson had begun to think he’d never have his own law practice, not when all of the work he was given at Glasson & Co. involved estate matters, until he was assigned to handle the business contracts of Lord Heathborough, son of one of the notorious traitor lords. Lord Heathborough has connections that could lead to the kind of clients Robert finds most interesting, and it doesn’t hurt that he is exceedingly handsome.
Laurence Nelson, Lord Heathborough, had always known his father would destroy his inheritance somehow and had built up a fortune of his own against the day, but he certainly never expected it to come in the form of a plot to kill the king. As the only traitor lord captured, his father was only making it worse enjoying the notoriety and telling the press anything he thought would make the conspirators seem clever, including details of the stock swindle used to finance it. At least his new solicitor isn’t bothered by it, although Laurence is certainly bothered by the handsome Mr. Clarkson.
When the Crown begins to suspect Laurence of using his companies to aid the traitor lords in their stock swindle, he’ll need to decide if he can trust his new solicitor, or if Robert was part of the plot all along.
Since his father had managed to make bigger mess of his life than Laurence expected, he has to do everything in his power to distance himself from the man as much as possible. As part of his plan, he hires another solicitor as his man of business.
Robert is more than ready to move on from dreary business of writing wills which is all he gets to do at his current place of employment. Being recommended to Lord Heathboroguh, even with scandal attached to his family is a stroke of luck.
I liked MCs from the beginning. Laurence is very much self made man. He acquired a fortune so his only reaction to his father being accused of treason is relief he now won’t have to marry to preserve title. His tastes run in other direction. Robert has plans to start his own practice, but for now he works for another solicitor. I liked how author described him: clean, serviceable clothing but his neck-cloth tied with flourish. It shows that there is more to him than meets the eye.
The POV switches between the two which gives us impression from both men, but sometimes switches were too fast. The best way to describe writing style is rambling. It’s a very slow development, filled with hints and teasers. (Robert fixes Laurence’s neck-cloth. It’s a very…intimate act.)
Both Laurence and Robert waffle back and forth about other and their desires. When conflict arises between them it’s used to give them chance to talk about their feelings.
It’s long and drawn-out story, without nerve-wracking moments. It’s short on dialogue and focuses mainly on romance. All in all, it’s nice treat for fans of heart-warming romance.