Published by Maroon Ash Publishing on September 25th 2014
Genres: African American, Contemporary, Family & Relationships, Fiction, General, Love & Romance, Multicultural & Interracial, Romance, Suspense, Thrillers
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**The Queen Quartette**In this seductive series, four lives collide in a riveting tale of secrets, deception, betrayal, and revenge…and this story is about…the heartbreaker…Judith Bell is comfortable with her quiet, predictable life. After a failed relationship left her emotionally—and physically—scarred, she tries her hardest to ignore Carlos Moreno’s advances. But the sexy, dark-eyed security chief is proving very hard to overlook. When fear and blackmail drive her to compromise her new position at Royal Courts, Judith’s serene life is once again disrupted.Carlos is captivated by his boss’ assistant. Beyond her beauty is a sweet, gentle woman needing desperately to be loved. But when an internal investigation points to her, he realizes Judith may not be as innocent as she appears. Left wondering if he’s been duped by a pretty face and a bewitching smile, Carlos finds himself torn between his obligations to Royal Courts or protecting the woman who’s already stolen his heart.On the run from her past and forced into hiding, Judith is faced with two choices—either let fear define her future or allow love to heal her wounded heart.
I had intended to take a break from this series after my review of His Bedpost Queen to read some new books. That was short lived after I purchased Queen of His Heart late one night.
Queen of His Heart follows David Carrone’s assistant, Judith, and his head of security, Carlos.
Let me just state for the record: Carlos is my favorite. Not only was he good looking but he was protective and very supportive. Not to mention I swooned more than a few times when he would whisper Spanish to Judith. Though it happened fast, I respected the fact that he wasn’t afraid to show his true feelings and express himself in ways that they both needed.
This story was by far my favorite. It was the longest, and it had the best storyline of the three. The characters were fleshed out and I liked that we got to see both points of view. While there were times when I felt Carlos was coming on a little too strong or his pick up lines were just TOO corny, Hart balanced it out well.
Judith was comfortable living quite the mundane life as she healed from a volatile relationship. She wasn’t looking for love, but Carlos was determined to show her how much she needed him. He became hard to ignore and she could no longer fight the temptation. Just when Judith thought it was safe, someone from her past blackmails her into leaking company information. She finds herself in a lot of hot water as Carlos has to investigate. He has to ask himself, is Judith really the person he fell in love with?
With Judith’s blackmail, the larger mystery continued in this story. We got a few more clues and some questions were answered, however, it looks like I’ll have to read the next book in this series to get the full picture. I won’t give any parts of that away so you’ll just need to read the book to find out.
Overall, Queen of his Heart was a good read and I look forward to reading other works by Ms. Hart.