- Series: Fallen Angels
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Everlyn (February 22, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849670021
- ISBN-13: 978-1849670029
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 84 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #194,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dancing on the Wind (Fallen Angels) Paperback – February 22, 2010
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Top customer reviews
Dancing on the Wind is the story of Lucien, the earl of Strathmore, previously introduced as cool cat and spymaster extraordinaire in the first Fallen Angels book. I like Lucien, and Putney puts so much effort into his development that he takes shape as a hero who is also human, far beyond the typical strong silent type who never lets down his guard. The heroine, Kit, is a partner fit for a spymaster, and she keeps Lucien (and the reader!) guessing her true past the entire time. Literally, even if you're an avid reader, watch a lot of mysteries, etc - Kit's true past and identity will keep you guessing at least 2/3 of the way into the story.
The backstory that brings them together is also quite shocking and scandalous, even for a modern-day reader - I can't say too much without ruining the suspense. The novel as a whole is most intense and quite frankly, one of the best books I've read recently, both within and outside of the romance genre. Excellent read, even better than the first book of the series - I can hardly wait to start #3!
Lucien and Kit each have their own interest in the Hellions. Lucien is looking for Peers who are working with the French. Kit is looking for her sister who has disappeared. They cross paths several times. Both are twins and much is made of the special bond that twins have. Could that bond make a romance fail?
Romancing Lady Ryder, a novella by Anne Gallagher, is a sweet story of a spymaster similar to Lucien and an equally smart lady. I enjoyed it so much more than I did Dancing in the Wind. The spies and their ladies in the Rebel Royals series are also more enjoyable to read. Maybe I simply like fluffier reads than this author writes.
This book according to some reviewers stretches belief that one twin (different set) could find a partner that is also one of two (twins) but I believe this is possible because in many cases only a twin would understand the man character's problems and feelings. Since I am not a twin but have felt "mental connections" to my hubby, older daughter and even very close friend I've never physically met----I can understand this very well.
The hero is a multi-sided man with hidden agenda even from the one he is vexed and in turn falls in love with--and only tells her his whole story when he feels completely safe, which makes perfect sense. Each of the three main characters (one you don't actually meet till near the end) are complex and I love how Mary Jo Putney weaves characters from other "Fallen Angels" series into on-going stories and you see them develop and grow! It makes it much more enjoyable.
The heroine in this book needs help and has a self-esteem problem that develops in this story. It sort of reminded me of the Tin Man & Lion who each thought their character lacked things!
Mary Jo has a magic in her books of drawing you into a person's thoughts and feelings and they become very important and this book just seemed so perfectly paced and with people that were very "real" and multi-dimensional that you forgot you were reading fiction! I love every book I've read by Mary Jo and have been a reader and fan since mid 1990's. I'm buying Fallen Angel's series for my Kindle even thought I own all the paper backs she's written! THAT'S HOW GREAT she is.
I somehow missed this piece of the Fallen Angels first time around and found great satisfaction and enjoyment in a new discovery. Don't miss this installment of a wonderful series!