Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne

French spy Justine DeCabrillac is attacked on the streets of London by an assassin.  Close to death, she appears on the doorstep of the one man she trusts, hates, and loves-Adrian Hawkhurst.  Hawker wanted Justine to come back into his life, but he never wanted her to be dying in front of him.  While Owl heals, Hawker plans his revenge on the assassin and together, they solve the mystery of the attack...and their passionate past.
I really enjoyed The Black Hawk.  It is set in France and England during the French Revolution.  Adrian is a spy for Britain and Justine is a spy for France.  Bourne created the characters to make them realistic and relevant to the time and setting of the story.  The plot was constantly moving and there were no slow parts; I couldn't put the book down once I started.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance as well as historical fiction.
Adrian and Justine are lovers and novel recounts their many passionate encounters throughout the years they have known each other.  Also, many people make sexual comments throughout the book.
Reviewer Age:16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Brownsburg, Indiana United States of America