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Rapture Becomes Her Paperback – July 1, 2011
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This brings me to the wildly uneven storytelling. The author has many run on sentences that proffer a lot of ideas and thought without really doing more than to muddle the storytelling and make it plodding for the reader to continue on as you are constantly having to think what happened at the beginning of the paragraph that is really just one long sentence. Yes, that previous sentence is an example of to what i refer. This goes on for the first 150 pages and then actually picks up in pacing for a bit and then slowly reverts to plodding along again.
This book could have used some judicious editing of subplots and even cutting out of certain characters altogether. Lucien is introduced to set up the next book but there is an inordinate amount of time throughout focusing on him in this one.Read more ›
Barnaby knows something is not right with the tall boy near his bed while Emily realizes he is the American. Jeffery arrives raging so Emily escapes through a closet as the five Gilbert daughters delay him before he rushes into the room occupied by Barnaby. The patient gives Jeffery a hard time. Barnaby knows they are smugglers but he owes all of them his life. He will find a way to pay then back though Mrs. Gilbert demands his silence as the only remittance. Meanwhile he wonders who wants him dead besides Mathew and considers his other cousins Thomas and Simon. Barnaby finds Emily and Anne in distress having been run off the road. Barnaby protects the three females while attempts on his life occur even as he and Emily fall in love.
The lead couple is atypical of the sub-genre while the ensemble cast enhances a strong story line. The story line is loaded with action but though there are a couple of other possible suspects, the villain seems obvious relatively early. Still historical romance readers will enjoy Shirlee Busbee's exciting thriller.
Historical Romance - June 28th, 2011
Emily Townsend leads a secret life. After her father's death, the family's fortune and Squire-ship was inherited by her wastrel cousin who proceeded to spend all the money away on gambling and other vices. Left with no choice, Emily had to take drastic measures to protect her Great-Aunt and her stepmother. She heads a small smuggling gang to keep her family and friends afloat. On one stormy night, she rescues the new Viscount Barnaby Joslyn , her neighbor who has a habit of suffering from one deadly accident after another...
Barnaby is an American who somehow inherited his title. Upon his arrival in England, Barnaby keeps getting into accidents that he suspects are murder attempts. When he arrives at Sussex, Barnaby does not realize that he has somehow stumbled into a series of events that might be a bit much for him. In between courting the Amazonian Emily, protecting her and her brood from her villainous cousin. Plus dealing with his evil friend, and getting rid of unscrupulous smugglers who would do anything to stop him, Barnaby has his hands full...
A lively and brisk paced book, Rapture Becomes Her are packed full of interesting characters from Great-Aunt Cornelia, who is a gentle tyrant, to Lamb, Barnaby's illegitimate and black half-brother who is also his servant. Thankfully, Busbee is a skilled writer who deftly handles the large cast without confusing the reader. For me, the best part were the villains: they are so nasty that you cheered for Barnaby when he beats them. They truly served their purpose by making me dislike them so much. The only problem I had with this book is that there are simply not enough scenes between Emily and Barnaby.Read more ›
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I enjoyed the book very much. I like the char. and enjoyed the play between the char.Published 9 months ago by Annette Kemp
Thus far I have read several of her books especially the "Becomes Her" books. This one was one of her better written one's. Read more
Her stories are written very enticing. She reminds me of Kathleen Woodiwiss 's books. Great quality and a desire to read more of what she has in store for us.Published 15 months ago by C.Alford
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This book was oversized, so I wasn't really happy with it. It won't fit in with the rest of her books I already have on the shelf. Good story and writer though. Read morePublished on April 22, 2014 by Kathleen Kenyon
Shirlee Busbee books are at the top of my wish list. She combines mystery, intrigue and romance into one very sexy package.Published on January 13, 2013 by Golden Girl
Once you read a couple of this author's books, you will end up buying all of them! I could not put them down, I read all of her books back to back they were great!!!Published on December 29, 2012 by M Woelfel
I have not read this book yet, but if it is close to the last three in being a good story and exciting characters I am in for a good read. Read morePublished on January 7, 2012 by Sheila Avery