This review is for the book "Starving Hearts" by Janine Mendenhall. This book is part of the Triangular Trade trilogy. This is actually the first book in the series, so the timing is perfect to start this series. In this novel, there is a wide range in regards to the cast of characters. The plot really revolves around Annette Chetwynd and Peter Adsley, but both of their families are a huge part of the story, and so is a seedy character, who readers first meet as Steven Likebridge. Likebridge also has a following of characters that are important to the story. All of the characters are unknowingly intertwined throughout this novel. It seems that Annette and Peter are meant for each other but are destined to keep crossing paths - and not in a good way. Things just are not working out for them to be together. Unfortunately, because of the times, there are so many rules to follow and proper ways of doing things, that it just isn't happening for them.
This story has so many twists and turns, times when you think there is no way for the "good guy" to make it through, deceptions and romance, and everything you could want in a classic historical romance novel. I highly recommend it for fans of the genre because it will keep your attention and you will definitely enjoy it. I look forward to reading more by Mendenhall in the future!
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.