Review: His Flower Queen by Lena Hart

His Flower Queen by Lena Hart
Series: Queen Quartette (# 1)
Release Date: June 21, 2014
Publisher: Maroon Ash Publishing
Pages: 170
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

the wildflower…

Gullible and trusting, Regina “Nina” Conners can’t get enough of Gabriel Alexander. He’s smart, sexy and lights a fire in her she never knew she had. Unbeknownst to her, however, he arranges to have her work as the new publicist for his young, upscale resort and casino, Royal Courts. Yet when Nina heads out to the City of Sin, she discovers her Gabe has been keeping secrets—and another kind of fire in her ignites…

Gabe is a shrewd businessman who knows what he wants and he wants Nina. There’s only one person keeping him from the woman he’s determined to have—his soon-to-be ex-wife. Caught in a bitter divorce, Gabe finds it hard to put his trust in anyone. Until Nina. Except their relationship is ensnared by lies, which he must quickly untangle them from or risk losing the woman he loves…

As Gabe works to restore her trust in him, Nina suddenly finds herself at the mercy of his manipulative wife. Caught in a dangerous web of jealousy and obsession, Nina soon learns that loving Gabe may just cost them more than they bargained for.

 

Review: I was so lucky to receive the first two books of this series to be able to review because I so much enjoyed the other books in the series. I have to say that I’m not disappointed with the series overall and this book did not disappoint either.

Regina, or as she was referred to in the book, Nina was sweet, trusting, young and naïve. She’s all of those things, but she’s nobody’s pushover. She has a spine of steel and will speak her mind if she needs to. She has unexpected moments where the reader is given glimpses of her steel and I have to say, I loved her more for it. She’s not worldly, she doesn’t try and pretend that she is, or act like something she isn’t. However, she’s unafraid to go toe to toe with whomever she’s squaring off with. Also, she is first and foremost a lady. I respect a character like that.

I wasn’t that impressed with Gabe at first. He presents a sophisticated package and his intentions were not meant to do any harm. He’s just in a situation that doesn’t leave him with a lot of wriggle room, and instead of being upfront and honest, he gives the impression of being dishonest. Instead of being honest with Nina, he takes an easy way out of a situation and then does nothing to rectify the situation because it’s easier to let things slide. I know this sounds vague, but I don’t want to ruin the plot for the reader. Gabe did redeem himself in my eyes at the end of the book and I was so happy that he was able to do this because I was struggling to find any redeeming qualities about him. He loved Nina deeply and wanted to make her happy. He wanted to protect her as much as possible, he just went about it the wrong way. This was a surprise relationship for him and so he didn’t really think things through regarding how he was going to handle his personal affairs and things snowballed from there.

I was so happy to be able to read how this series started and I get to read the whole series. I hope any readers out there that enjoy series books, gives this one a try. Lena Hart’s characters are feisty, funny, flawed and want to do the right thing and keep each other happy. How can anyone go wrong with that?