An Affair with Mr. Kennedy
A scorching Victorian-era romance featuring a stoic Scotland Yard investigator and a beautiful painter—the debut novel from 2010 Golden Heart Award winner Jillian Stone. Detective Zeno “Zak” Kennedy is considered a hero in London after breaking up a plot against the Crown. But villainy never... show more
A scorching Victorian-era romance featuring a stoic Scotland Yard investigator and a beautiful painter—the debut novel from 2010 Golden Heart Award winner Jillian Stone. Detective Zeno “Zak” Kennedy is considered a hero in London after breaking up a plot against the Crown. But villainy never sleeps, and he’s now after a ring of Irish anarchists plotting a bombing campaign. When he discovers that one of these treacherous lords is acquainted with his new tenant, widowed Cassie St. Cloud, he sets out to get closer to the lady. Cassie is no Victorian prude; the daughter of two prominent doctors, she is a freethinking artist and a volunteer at a girls’ school. She’s set her sights on her handsome new landlord, and soon they’re enmeshed in the most passionate affair of her life. But when she discovers that their meeting was not purely accidental, will she be able to forgive him?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 31st 2012
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 392
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Historical Mystery
, Romantic Suspense
, Victorian Romance
Series: The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard (#1)
This was definitely one of the more unique historical romances out there. I can see why RWA gave her an award. Let's break it down, shall we?The Story:The story is gripping. It takes you on a journey with Scotland Yard and its heroes, especially Zeno aka Zak. There is a plot afoot and Cassie seems t...
I can overlook a 1880s Yard inspector being able to afford multiple properties in London--but one who went to Cambridge, recites poetry from memory, and recognizes specific brands perfume? That's a bit beyond credulity.
DNF. I just wasn't feeling the setting or the characters or the relationship. Not much left to root for after that.
I went back and forth on what to rate this book. I really did enjoy some of it. For the most part I enjoyed the relationship between Zak and Cassie. I found some of the dialogue a bit daring and I appreciated that the heroine wasn't so independent that she lacked common sense (which is a problem I s...
At first, I didn't know what to make of the novel when I started it. Something was different about it. It read like an action movie. It has highly stylized scenes, quick cut aways and slick dialogue. It's not a deep read but pure entertainment. There were moments where the contrivances were a...