Book Reviews of Velvet

Author: Jane Feather
ISBN-13: 9780553564693
ISBN-10: 0553564692
Publication Date: 7/1/1994
Pages: 464
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Fanfare
Book Type: Paperback
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Clad in black velvet and posing as a widowed French comtesse, Gabrielle de Beaucaire had returned to England for one purpose only - to ruin the man responsible for her young lover's death. But convincing the forbidding Nathaniel Praed, England's greatest spymaster, that she would make the perfect agent for his secret service would not be easy. And even after Gabrielle had lured the devastatingly attractive lord to her bed, she would have to contend with his distrust - and with the unexpected hunger that his merest touch aroused...

From the moment he met her, Nathaniel Praed knew that the alluring Gabrielle de Beaucaire spelled trouble. But through he fought her outrageously bold advances, he could not stem the turbulent hunger that swept through him when the tall, titian-haired vixen pressed her lips to his. Now, against his better judgment, she is in his employ. And as Europe trembles at a tyrant's war and sinister minds plot against them, Nathaniel and Gabrielle find themselves at the mercy of an exquisite passion...and a love that could save-or destroy-both their lives...
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Jane Feather writes good love stories and makes this book as readable as all of her books.No great "classic" but take it on a vacation.
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I believe this is one of the best books on historical romance that i've ever read, cried upon and marvelled at. Nathaniel Praed is a truly cool guy, a sophisticated and suave secret agent (reminds me of Timothy Dalton's James Bond). And Gabrielle, it has always been that Italian actress, Monica something whose fame is rising in Hollywood, whom i believe should grace her character.
And whilst i applauded Gabrielle's skills (hunting, horseriding, safe cracking) , I just do not agree that she can join the hunting troop without as much as remorse looking at the activities. Anyway, as she's not as squeamish as I am, I think this is one of her strongest feature. If not, she wont have been able to safe Nathaniel (cutting the rope with the piece of glass ) in the last fighting sequence in the boat to France.