I received a free copy of this book for my honest opinion.
The love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler – based on the story that inspired the bestselling musical Hamilton. 1777. Albany, New York. As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters – Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks, and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival those of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball. Still, Eliza can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck – as an orphan, and a bastard one at that – to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.
Having not seen Hamilton the musical I went into this book with no expectations. I simply viewed it as a historical romance which it delivered on.
This story had everything you could ask from in a romance. A head strong female, a charming male who meet and things don’t go well at first but they end up falling for each other over time but of course something gets in the way of their happily ever after. The concept is not new but the characters were well written and the scene setting was great.
Eliza is a strong female who knows her mind. She doesn’t fit into society’s norms. She is a woman of action and wants to help the soldiers any way she can rather the sit ideally by at home sewing. Alex comes from nothing and has worked his way up. He is constantly trying to prove himself and has to work harder to get to where he has as he doesn’t have a well known family name to help him along.
The romance is well written. While there was definitely insta attraction, especially on Alex’s side their romance is a gradual thing. The more they get to know each other the harder they fall.
As a historical romance the story is great. Four out of five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️