The Temptations of Anna Jacobs (Dangerous Liaisons #2)
by Robyn DeHart
I decided to read this book based on the story line of Jack the Ripper murders. I was intrigued on how the author could write a historical romantic suspense novel based on a horrid subject matter. I was not disappointed. This book had mystery, suspense, and plenty of drama.
Drew Foster and Anna Jacobs are not the typical Victorian England society darlings. Drew's life has spiraled out of control and he sabotages any attempt to change it for the better. He spends his days and nights in a drunken stupor and does not care to salvage his life or his reputation. After spending some time in jail, for crimes he did not commit, Drew is ready to put his life back in order.
Anna Jacobs is on a mission... A mission to finish medical school and to become a physician. She has been raised in an affluent home with every opportunity to become a wife of a respectable man. She cares very little for society rules and even less that she is ridiculed by her peers for her choices.
Drew and Anna's first meeting/introduction does not go so well, he acts like a total jerk and she has no problem giving it back to him verbally. They keep running into each other due to his work and her location for studying.
Drew is working undercover with Scotland Yard, to help solve the mystery of who is Jack the Ripper and often requires Anna's medical knowledge to assist him. The two finally team up to help solve the mystery. They are a cute, charming couple and I enjoyed how much snark and spunk the characters had with each other. I enjoyed reading the steps Drew made to overcome his demons and work through his painful past.
Jack the Ripper gets his own POV, which is creepy but I think it added to the mystery and intrigue of the book. I plan on reading the rest of the series.
ARC provided thru Netgalley, publisher Penguin Group Berkley NAL/Signet Romance, DAW author Robyn DeHart - Thank you