Unmasked Heart, Challenge of the Soul book one, by Vanessa Riley is a Regency-set romance that boldly covers issues of slavery and features people of color and interracial love. All elements that garner my attention. There is obvious love for what Riley writes that is evident in the strong, but not annoyingly, vulnerable heroine and a single dad hero who is faced with real-world problems.
But at the end of the day, a memorable story must have more than lessons to be learned. Unmasked Heart has that certain charm and staying power to be well above just a satisfactory read. Well done.