blah blah, Hot Sex, blah blah, Hot Sex, blah blah, Someone Is Trying To Kill Us!, blah, blah, Hot Sex.
Does not live up to the standard of Gypsy Lord, but overall theme okay. I overlooked the sometimes juvenile language at times. Too much sex for my taste.
I feel incredibly guilty for saying it, but I enjoyed this book and had it on my keeper shelf for several years - even re-read it again once. Every negative comment I've seen about it, I'd have to admit, has some merit, but I think old-school romance lovers will greatly enjoy it. By my current standards for a good historical romance, it's almost eye-rollingly contrived, and the prose can be downright silly. But think Kathleen Woodiwiss with a bit of a potty mouth, and if that notion appeals, you should definitely give it a try.
Martin's latest historical has a relatively fresh setting?the Austria of Francis II (I). Sadly everything else seems very, very old. The dialogue is rife with "twas", "twould" and "little minx"; shafts are rigid, lobes are nibbled, emotions surge and tears spill. In 1809, Elissa Tauber arrives in Austria from her home in Cornwall posing as the second wife of the late Count von Langen (her dead father), in order to find a traitor hinted at in a letter from her murdered brother. It's hard to imagine Elissa as a Napoleonic Emma Peel given that Colonel Adrian Kingsland, Baron Wolvermont, has to rescue her from a boar, a fall, a villain (part I), a Turk, a villain (part II). In fact, she's the kind of first-class twit that only a sexual predator like Adrian could love. ("I'll keep your secret if you promise you will come to me?whenever, wherever I wish. Not ten minutes later, not later that night, but the moment I send you a summons.") Basically, this is mawkish, distasteful and outdated.
Elissa Tauber learns of her brother's murder and that her native homeland is threatened. She is determined to expose the traitor. When fate takes a hand, Elissa must decide whether to betray her mission or lose the man she loves.
Set during the time of the Napoleonic War. Elissa learns her brother was murdered, and posing as a recently widowed countess, she is willing to do whatever she must to find her brother's killer. The only one who can help her is a man she suspects of being the infamous spy, the Falcon.
When Elissa learns of her brothers murder, she poses as a recently widowed countess, willing to barter her body to expose the trator who killed him. She suspects colonel Adrian Kingsland might be the spy but she must decide whether to betray her mission or lose the man she loves.
Good book. Very enjoyable read!!
Great romance by K. Martin - love the characters!
Great read by Kat Martin, her books have wonderful storylines, excellent characters and keeps a good reading pace. You won't be disappointed in this book.