Reviews for Almost Guilty
She cannot run far enough. Accused of a
heinous crime, Jacie Fielding flees to London. Denied access to the
profession she hungers for, she is hunted by those who want her
silenced...and unwillingly is drawn to the very man who can expose
her. He has searched too long. In ruthless pursuit of the truth
behind his friends' murders, Gabriel Rayne is determined to prove
Jacie's involvement in the crime. And battle losing his heart to the
very woman he must accuse. They are. Each other's adversary...and
salvation. A tale of love and intrigue by the author of Almost Taken.
Isabel Mereís skill with words and the turn of a phrase makes ALMOST
GUILTY a joy to read. Her characters reach out and pull the reader
into the trials, tribulations, simple pleasures, and sensual joy
that they enjoy.
Jacie, a single-minded woman who is determined to one day be a
doctor, works toward realizing her goal in life despite The Tragedy
that forced her to flee her home and go to London. Alone, with mean
people seeking to do her harm, she takes an assumed name. Trying to
be invisible, she works, studies, lives frugally, and searches for
the truth about her brotherís death and the events leading up to it.
Love tiptoes in amid a wealth of suspicions and intriguing plots
that are afoot to implicate her in murder.
Gabriel, an independently wealthy third son of an Earl, suspects
Jacie of being involved in the murder of two of his friends. At
first, he sought her company to ferret out information but soon
found himself seeking her company because he couldnít get her off
his mind or out of his heart.
Ms. Mereís unravels the tangled web of murder, smuggling,
kidnapping, hatred and faithless friends, while weaving a web of
caring, sensual love that leaves a special joy and hope in the
At times, I felt the story had too many secondary characters but
they didnít keep me from turning the pages to see how Gabriel and
Jacie bridged the gap between their two very different worlds and
how they came to live happy ever after despite tremendous odds. And,
of course, that special love scene near the end, so good!
~Camellia, Long and Short Reviews