The Seduction of the Crimson Rose
'I cannot imagine any recompense you might offer that would be of any interest to me.' Basking in self-satisfaction, Mary swished regally down the long corridor, giving Vaughn an excellent view of her elegant back and graceful carriage. Vaughn's amused voice snaked after her. 'Can't you? I... show more
'I cannot imagine any recompense you might offer that would be of any interest to me.' Basking in self-satisfaction, Mary swished regally down the long corridor, giving Vaughn an excellent view of her elegant back and graceful carriage. Vaughn's amused voice snaked after her. 'Can't you? I can....'England 1803. Mary Alsworthy accepts a secret assignment from Lord Vaughn: to infiltrate the ranks of the dreaded French spy, the Black Tulip, before he and his master Napoleon Bonaparte can stage their planned invasion of EnglandEvery spy has a weakness, and for the Black Tulip that weakness is beautiful black-haired women. Mary easily catches his attention, but Lord Vaughn never anticipates that his own heart will be caught as well, and it won't be long before Mary and Vaughn find themselves lost in the shadows of a treacherous garden of lies.
Publish date: January 31st 2008
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Pages no: 385
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Historical Mystery
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: Pink Carnation (#4)
This is the fourth book in the series, and as such, not the best place to start reading. This review will also contain some spoilers for book 3, The Deception of the Emerald Ring, so skip this review if you're not up to date. Despite being one of the acclaimed beauties of the ton, Miss Mary Alswo...
I love this series and its frothy blend of chick-lit, mystery, historical romance and spies. If you're looking for angst and tortured characters this isn't for you but they're fun, witty and highly entertaining. It took me a little longer to warm up to Mary and Vaughn as they both are kind of self...
Book #4 in the Pink Carnation series.Despite my best efforts, I had a hard time with this one. I could not get into this one at all, and found the heroine and the dual time changes annoying -- with the result that both stories suffered. Your mileage may vary. For the complete review, please go here...
I don't read romance as a rule. Most of what's out there is trite and a repetition of the usual cliches. Lauren Willig, however, is incredibly efficient at what she does. And what she does is create characters that defy their 2 dimensional existence to leap off the pages and land directly and wholly...