Overall rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5
Hamish DeLuca and Regina “Reggie” Van Buren have a new case—and this one could demand a price they’re not willing to pay.
Determined to make a life for herself, Reggie Van Buren bid goodbye to fine china and the man her parents expected her to marry and escaped to Boston. What she never expected to discover was that an unknown talent for sleuthing would develop into a business partnership with the handsome, yet shy, Hamish DeLuca.
Their latest case arrives when Errol Parker, the leading base stealer in the Boston farm leagues, hires Hamish and Reggie to investigate what the Boston police shove off as a series of harmless pranks. Errol believes these are hate crimes linked to the outbreak of war in Europe, and he’s afraid for his life. Hamish and Reggie quickly find themselves in the midst of an escalating series of crimes.
When Hamish has his carefully constructed life disrupted by a figure from his past, he is driven to a decision that may sever him from Reggie forever . . . even more than her engagement to wealthy architect Vaughan Vanderlaan.
I’m happy to be back with the duo of Hamish and Reggie. I love the quirky relationship they have, it really makes them look like they belong to each other. Sometimes it is somewhat difficult to tell, but they make the story fun! There is a wealth of intrigue and not very friendly guys in the book. At times I really didn’t know who was good and who was bad. If I had to pick a favorite book, I would definitely go with book number one of this series. There are some scenes in this book that are very confusing. There where a LOT of characters and not very defined personalities. The romance was a bit too much for a mystery book, in my opinion. The story covers a little about baseball and prejudice during that time period. This story also covers racial discrimination in baseball during that time in history, so there is some upsetting content covered. The plot development was very slow in my opinion and would have loved to see things speed up, especially on the ”middle” section of the book. What I found a little weird is the fact that this book is listed under Christian books, and I sincerely didn’t notice a Christian message.
Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5
Characters: ⭐️⭐️✨ 2.5 /5
Cleanness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5
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