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review 2018-09-30 16:47
Snuck (or sneaked, everyone is welcome here!) in political commentary
A View to A Kiss - Caroline Linden

“No, no! Don’t go.” She retreated to her bed as she spoke. “But why must I stay over here?”

“We hardly know each other, miss,” he said with affected affront. “Keep your distance, if you please.”

Mariah choked back a snort of laughter. “You’re afraid of me?”

“A wise man never underestimates a woman."

 

I enjoyed this one but the romance felt a bit insta with our hero kind of going all-in with the heroine from simple seeing her. The heroine is instantly intrigued with the hero but with the vast majority of their meetings taking place for only a couple minutes at a time in her bedroom at night, I didn't really believe in their life long connection. The heroine is the one who really pushes for them to be together but her infatuation had a twinge of rich girl rebellion for the wrong side of the tracks guy. 

 

The mystery, our hero is a spy, was a bit muddled as the circle of spies and their leaders wasn't flushed out quite enough, I struggled in the beginning learning who was who and what was what. Half-way through it becomes decently clear who the villain is and in such a way I think our hero should quit his day job, he was missing the picture for too long. 

 

My favorite part of this was the author's sneaking political commentary, the romance genre is the best at this. Had a different feel to it, probably due to its little older publishing date 2009, but the hero and heroine didn't have the amount and depth of interaction I typically hope for. 

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text 2018-09-29 20:00
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A View to A Kiss - Caroline Linden

He was quiet for a long time, then spoke again, more seriously. “What is wicked, you ask? A great deal, I answer. To say a man may not vote if he isn’t wealthy enough, and yet still expect him to support the government that gives him no voice. To pass laws keeping the price of wheat high for the benefit of landowners, when people in the cities are starving for want of bread. To declare swaths of society immoral and indecent because they are poor, and then do nothing to help them out of poverty. All those things are much more wicked, to my mind, than anything you’ve done.”

 

Me thinks we have a Reformer hero

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text 2018-09-29 13:45
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A View to A Kiss - Caroline Linden

“Feeding her a meal or giving her a warm cloak won’t help. That won’t change the facts of her situation. She’s poor and young and already ruined. What would a meal do for her when she’ll be hungry again tomorrow?” He swept one hand through the air as if flinging something away. “Your offer is kindly meant, but it won’t help. No one person can help. It requires all men, and women, of decency to stand up for her. How noble can a man be if he allows people to starve to death a few streets from his own home and never makes the slightest effort to help? Your father cares for you and your health, but does he even know what other young women in London endure?”

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review 2018-04-23 23:03
Fantastic Historical Romance
The Secret of My Seduction - Caroline Linden

The Secret Of My Seduction by Caroline Linden is a well-written historical romance.  This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time.  Ms. Linden has given us a book loaded with amazing, lovable characters.  Bathsheba secretly writes naughty books to support her injured brother and herself.  Liam is her publisher and the only person that knows about her writing.  Bathsheba and Liam's story is loaded with drama, humor, and smokin' hot sex.  I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more from Caroline Linden soon.  

I voluntarily read a complimentary copy of this book that I received from Bookfunnel.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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review 2018-04-08 17:47
What a Gentleman Wants, Coroline Linden
What a Gentleman Wants - Caroline Linden

I really enjoyed this suspenseful historical romance set mostly in London. I received this book for free and voluntarily chose to review it. It's centered around twins, not one set but two in the same family.This story pulled me in quickly. I wasn't feeling well and didn't read a lot in a day, but this has a lot of action and interesting characters in it. I've given it a 5* rating and look forward to reading more of this author's work.

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