This was a surprisingly involving book. Unable to resist his growing desire for Ivy, which she undeniably returns, Simon knows he must end her charade before it leads to scandal. They look pretty but don't keep the book together or guarantee what's inside! Another topic dear to my heart? But while nothing stood out in error, neither did anything stand out as extraordinary. The point is that looks and brawn are subjective. I don't usually enjoy stories that feature a widow or widower either, so I think this colored my overall reading I think it is because I tend to imagine myself as the dead spouse rather than the new love interest. Unable to resist his growing desire for Ivy, which she undeniably returns, Simon knows he must end her charade before it leads to scandal. Allison, Heather will take the comments and draw a name unless you tell her that you would like to do it.
I think the books would have been better without this particular plot device. I'll be giving away a signed copy of Outrageously Yours to a random commenter, so share your thoughts! So in being able to interview the present queen, I think I'd gain invaluable insight into her great, great grandmother as more than just a monarch, but as a woman, wife, mother, and individual. I was eager to continue the series after reading , I liked the premise of the sisters having their secret friendship with, and secret missions for the queen. Heather: Do you read reviews of your books? This is a fresh regency romance that is extremely entertaining. Now she enjoys a busy life in the warmth of the South Florida sunshine with her husband of more than twenty-five years and their two wonderful and very talented daughters. I love my hubby flaws and all! Simon lost his beloved wife and channels all his energy into science.
Look forward to visiting often. I can so see why Heather wanted to interview you! Ivy is the scientific 'nerd' of the sisters. Bookish, she is at 1st stunned that the Queen has a mission for her! While some of the scenes in this book are truly fantastical, they still bring to mind the wonderful discoveries and inventions that were born of the Victorian era. Medieval, Renaissance, Regency… I love flowing gowns with long trains, wide sleeves, multiple layers of silk, velvet, linen… I think early the Medieval and Regency eras were probably the most comfortable periods, since dresses were less constructed and more loosely fitted. But what she doesn't know is that Simon soon realizes she is a woman and is drawn to her passion for science. Overall the story did not flow well for me or draw me in, although I think it was mostly due to personal mood and preference rather than anything specific about the writing. But when he meets 'Ned,' her zeal and exuberance attracts him and fills the gap in his lonely life.
By these types of stories, I mean stories that feature a heroine stepping far beyond what would be allowed by her station. I think we sometimes forget that the scientists of yore paved the way for the advances we have today. But will their growing admiration and budding affection withstand Ivy's deception? It doesn't hurt that Ned is brilliant and makes him feel alive again. When I first picked up this title, I though the premise just a bit too hokey for me to enjoy, but I was pleasantly surprised and charmed. In the prior book, Most Eagerly Yours, Ivy's sister Laurel assisted the Queen on a dangerous mission. For me, though, as love grows into a lasting relationship, true friendship grows along with it to balance out the passion — so that you can make plans and have goals and work together to build a future.
Since the death of his young wife, Simon de Burgh, Marquess of Harrow has dedicated himself to science. And the science aspect made this stand out from other Historical romances. It was just at the beginning of her reign and she was so desperately alone. My husband isn't always the smartest person in the room and his looks wouldn't guarantee a movie career, but he's the kindest and most sincere man I've ever met, even after 27 years of marriage. Finding an assistant whose intellect and passion match his own proves an unexpected boon, until he discovers that 'Ned' is actually a woman.
Unable to resist his growing desire for Ivy, which she undeniably returns, Simon knows he must end her charade before it leads to scandal… Instead, Ivy convinces Simon to work together to recover the stone. Join 300 other followers Follow. Most of the story was spent on the tender and growing relationship between 2 people who never expected to find another person to love. Originally from New England, she grew up with a deep appreciation for the rich history of Allison Chase enjoys a busy life in the South Florida sunshine with her husband of more than twenty-five years and their two wonderful and very talented daughters. It was interesting though, and where he had Gwen. I would suggest seeing if your local library has this series first, rather than rushing out to buy it. I've always been attracted to brains over brawn where men go.
Fantasy is the place for perfection, as long as we neither expect or particularly want it to carry over into real life. Lord harrow is determined to find a laboratory assistant and presents a scientif When I first picked up this title, I though the premise just a bit too hokey for me to enjoy, but I was pleasantly surprised and charmed. Before she ever sat down to write, she was an avid reader and continues to enjoy a fairly wide variety of styles and genres. Originally from New England, she grew up with a deep appreciation for the rich history of her surroundings, and admits that, If living in the past is a bad thing, then Ive been bad all my life! Hoping to figure out more with book three. But in romances, I do admit I like a little brawn. Her Majesty's Secret Servants A rare stone gifted to Queen Victoria by her secret suitor, Albert of Saxe-Coburg, has been stolen, and possibly delivered into the hands of the Marquess of Harrow—a man whispered to be slightly mad.
~~Angi I enjoyed your interview so much. The Sutherland sisters lead ordinary lives-until their childhood friend, now Queen of England, seeks their assistance in matters requiring the utmost discretion. We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die. The gift means a lot to her Highness as a symbol of their commitment as he proposed to the Queen. Oh, Mary, I don't usually write in bed, lol.