Book Reviews of Secret Ways

Secret Ways
Secret Ways
Author: Kat Martin
ISBN-13: 9780743419178
ISBN-10: 0743419170
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star
Book Type: Paperback
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Martin (Fanning The Flame; Hot Rain) is well known for her sensuous love scenes, but hot sex isn't enough to make this tepid Regency-era romance sizzle. To ferret out a French spy, Captain Caleb Tanner has taken a position as a stable groom at Parklands, an estate belonging to the famed courtesan Gabriella Durant. One of Caleb's prime suspects is young courtesan Vermillion Lee Durant, Gabriella's irresistible niece. As is the case in many of Martin's romances, instant attraction pulls the protagonists together, but the author wisely allows Caleb and Lee to develop a friendship before they become intimate. A few flimsy hurdles threaten their relationship-such as Lee's determination to become a courtesan, and Caleb's distaste for her profession and his dedication to his own. But in a derivative plot twist, Caleb discovers that Lee is really a virgin who's playing at being a courtesan to please her aunt. The romantic tension runs rampant after Caleb reveals his identity, but the two predictably push each other away until the conclusion's climactic spy unveiling. Though the book's tired plot and stock characters aren't likely to appeal to seasoned romance readers (and may even disappoint some of Martin's fans), readers new to the genre should enjoy this sexy, serviceable story.
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One of her best!
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Caleb poses as a groom at the Durant racing stables hunting for a spy thats been leaking info to the French. Vermillion is well versed in the art of seduction and is determined to remain loyal to the destiny she was born to fulfill. She is captivated and annoyed by the handsome groom and vows to resist him.
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Sometimes a woman must resort to trickery...to unlock a man's heart.
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Vermillion Lee Durant is well versed in the art of seduction and determined to remain loyal to the destiny she was born to fulfill. But to Captain Caleb Tanner, a British officer hunting a spy who has been leaking information to the French, she may be more than the flirtatious young woman she seems. Assigned to uncover the truth about Vermillion and her aunt, Caleb poses as a groom at the Durant racing stables..and fights an attraction to Vermillion that may cloud his judgment and threaten his heart.

Both captivated and annoyed by the handsome, arrogant groom, Vermillion vows to resist him..knowing, she must choose allegiance to her family over the desires Caleb has awakened. But passion and truth cannot always be denied, even for two lovers who are masters at keeping secrets.
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Vermillion Durant is well versed in the art of seduction and determined to remain loyal to the destiny she was born to fulfill.
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Good romance. I usually think highly of Thorndike and the excellent large print books they put out, but this cover annoyed me so much that it kept me from enjoying the story 100%. I am someone who doesn't care to read the cover notes as sometimes they tell more of the story than I want to know in advance. The cover photo on this book is ridiculous. The author has a degree in history and does historic romance very well, so why did she allow the publisher to put out her story which takes place in the early 1800's with a modern cover that has nothing to do with the period of history it depicts. They should give the person doing the illustrating or choosing the cover art at least a small description of what the story is about.
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Vermillion Lee Durant is well versed in the art of seduction and determined to remain loyal to the destiny she was born to fulfill. But to Captain Caleb Tanner, a British officer hunting a spy, she may be more than the flirtatious young woman she seems.
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VERMILLION IS WELL VERSED IN THE ART OF SEDUCTION AND DETERMINED TO REMAIN LOYAL TO THE DESTINY SHE WAS BORN TO FULFILL. BUT TO CAPTAIN TANNER, A BRITTISH OFFICER HUNTING A SPY LEAKING INFORMATION TO THE FRENCH, SHE MAY BE MORE THAN THE FLIRTATIOUS YOUNG WOMAN SHE SEEMS.

GREAT BOOK!
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Vermillion Lee Durant is well versed in the art of seduction and determined to remain loyal to the destiny she was born to fulfill. But to Captain Caleb Tanner, a British officer hunting a spy who has been leaking information to the French, she may be more than the flirtatious young woman she seems. Assigned to uncover the truth about Vermillion and her aunt, Caleb poses as a groom at the Durant racing stables--and fights an attration to Vermillion that may cloud his judgment and threaten his heart.