Review: The Suspect’s Daughter by Donna Hatch

Posted December 10, 2015 by meezcarrie in Donna Hatch, giveaway, historical, mystery/suspense, romance / 8 Comments

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The Suspect’s Daughter
(Rogue Hearts, #4)
by Donna Hatch
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 298 pages
December 15th 2015 by Mirror Lake Press

Determined to help her father with his political career, Jocelyn sets aside dreams of love. When she meets the handsome and mysterious Grant Amesbury, her dreams of true love reawaken. But his secrets put her family in peril.

Grant goes undercover to capture conspirators avowed to murder the prime minister, but his only suspect is the father of a courageous lady who is growing increasingly hard to ignore. He can’t allow Jocelyn to distract him from the case, nor will he taint her with his war-darkened soul. She seems to see past the barriers surrounding his heart, which makes her all the more dangerous to his vow of remaining forever alone.

Jocelyn will do anything to clear her father’s name, even if that means working with Grant. Time is running out. The future of England hangs in the balance…and so does their love.

my thoughtsOh what a delicious book! The Suspect’s Daughter is a clean romance but that in no way means it lacks heat.  I am officially adding Donna Hatch to my unofficial list of KissingBook authors to keep on retainer. Whew! It’s a wonder I am coherent enough to write this review.

Anyway… ahem … back to the review in question.

The Suspect’s Daughter, though the fourth book in Hatch’s Rogue Hearts series, can easily be read as a standalone.  I had no problems at all following the characters even though I haven’t yet the preceding three books. (I can assure you that I nevertheless will be correcting this oversight at the first available opportunity! Especially if all the Rogues kiss like Grant… )

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Speaking of Grant, he is one of those Mr. Darcy/Beast type heroes that for some reason we all love in fiction but would loathe in reality lol.  But seeing as how we’re talking about fiction… he makes quite the dreamy gruff and reticent hero.  Who fights crime.  And saves lives.  And has a tender heart under his grumpy exterior.  I mean… SWOON!

And Jocelyn – I adored her too.  She’s spunky, determined, not stick-thin (can I get an amen?) and truly cares about the people around her.  Her humor and her heart were the perfect counterpart to Grant’s “Darcyishness” and created the ideal setup for some sizzling chemistry between them!

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Bottom Line: The Suspect’s Daughter has it all – romance, suspense, great characters, skilled writing, and some quite spectacular kisses.  I thoroughly enjoyed each aspect of this novel and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to fans of historical fiction, particularly the Regency era.  If you like Julianne Donaldson, Julie Klassen, or Sarah E. Ladd, then you will want to read Donna Hatch’s Rogue series for sure!

My Rating: 4 stars / Loved it!

KissingBook Level: 5  / Incoherent puddle on floor; may need to stick head in freezer to recover 

(I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review.)


Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty five years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

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8 responses to “Review: The Suspect’s Daughter by Donna Hatch

  1. Kori Gammon

    The kissing in all of Donna’s books is steamy….you’ve got to read the other Rogue Hearts books.

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