The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company has provided this book club with a copy of this book for review or we have purchased the book with our own funds. The opinions shared about the story are those of the book club or the individual reviewer and not influenced by The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company if received for review.Third Son's a Charm by Shana Galen
Series: The Survivors #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November 7th 2017
Genres: Historical Romance
Ewan Mostyn thinks a job as a duke's daughter's bodyguard will be easy―but Lady Lorraine has a few tricks up her sleeve that spark an undeniable passion...
Fiercely loyal to his friends and comrades, Ewan Mostyn is the toughest in a group of younger sons of nobility who met as soldiers and are now trying desperately to settle back into peaceful Society. Ewan trusts his brawn more than his brains, but when he's offered a job watching the Duke of Ridlington's stubbornly independent daughter, he finds both are challenged.
Lady Lorraine wants none of her father's high-handed ways, and she'll do everything in her power to avoid her distressingly attractive bodyguard―until she lands herself in real trouble. Lorraine begins to see Ewan's protectiveness in a new light, and she can only hope that her stoic guardian will do for her what he's always done―fight for what he wants.
Most of us came to this book already really liking Shana Galen, so it was no surprise that we enjoyed Third Sons a Charm. We liked the unique hero – he’s a third son and has been cast off by his family further because of his difficulty reading. He seems to have dyslexia, but since they weren’t very aware of that during this time period he’s been labeled as unteachable and stupid by his family. We liked the way he struggles with this inability to read and the way it popped up periodically. We also really liked the heroine, the way she saw him clearly — she never once questioned his intelligence. She’s also very independent and unapologetic in her desire to love and have an intimate relationship. Perhaps with a bit of naivety and to her own detriment at times, but we still loved her for it.
We also enjoyed that Galen snuck in a secondary, second-chance romance between the parents. They had drifted apart and had been having affairs (or at least appearing to), but the father has decided he’s winning back his wife’s affection. It was nice sub-plot and we enjoyed seeing them fall back in love.
The overall story was enjoyable and kept us interested. We definitely plan to read the next book!