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- Print Length: 224 pages
- Publisher: Lyrical Press (October 11, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 11, 2016
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01AQNY7HM
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But I enjoyed the quality of the writing. No character was unrealistic. Each event was logically planned and executed. It is fiction, so we must always remember that, and our heroes are always rich and amazingly skilled, and urbane, but that is why we read romance.
What I liked about the books is the authenticity of the period and actions. the premise. There were a couple of items I questioned, but I knew I could be wrong as well. I am no historian. The sex was tolerable, not overdone, and I always appreciate a well chosen and unique phrase when I run into one during these scenes. However, when you read as much as I do and not for the titillation, I usually skip much of those descriptions.
I have read only a couple of other authors who cover this period so well. I am surprised this author is not listed up there with them. All of these books to date are definitely "rereads."
I truly don't think you will be disappointed.
The expert plotting continues in the next Emperors of London installment with ease as the overarching storyline brings new information to move the series forward. Set in the Georgian Era Ms. Connolly continues to display her meticulous research within the structure of an engrossing story. This author does an admirable job of building a relationship between her characters by deftly exposing Julius the man by withholding Julius' public persona. The complicated acceptance of the whole man vs the man Eve believes she has fallen in love with was interesting to see play out.
A solid addition to a great series Veiled In Blue is a work worth getting caught up in.
*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.*
*While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone.*
The Emperor's got their start when a family of 1 brother and 5 or 6 sisters all make a pact to name their children after the great rulers. So, you end up with cousins named Julius Caesar, Alexander, etc. Theirs is a very rich and powerful family that supports each other and stands by each other. Their 'mission' is to thwart 'the Pretender' who wants the Stuarts to reclaim the British throne.
This book features Julius, who has been the driving force behind the family mission. He's been featured in all of the other books and he was always cool and aloof. You knew he had a story to tell and you wanted very much to know what it was that made him so cool. We find out in this story and the good part is that we get to see that cool and aloof veneer crack and fall away. He turns out to be the really great guy we always knew he was underneath it all.
Two things converge to set Julian off on this adventure. First, he gets a demand from his mother to attend their annual house party. She has invited a number of eligible females from which he should be prepared to choose a bride because he's been a widower much too long. (let me say here -- his mother is a real jackaxx) Second, he has word of the location of a surviving Stuart daughter (Eve Merton) and he needs to assure she is safe. He's got to work off some steam before he shows up at his parents house party, so he decides to go to the location of the Stuart daughter and see for himself that she is safe. Of course, one look at her and he is smitten and he extends his stay in the village. She has no idea that she is a descendant of royalty. She is sweet, intelligent, graceful and very beautiful and Julius is in instant lust when he finds her with a twisted ankle on the side of the road. He decides to extend his stay and make doubly sure she's safe (RIIIIIIIIGHT). Over the next couple of weeks he comes to know her better and wants to marry her rather than whomever his mother has invited to parade before him.
Julius hides who he is -- she thinks he is just plain Julius Vernon, man of business. Then, he's afraid to tell her who he really is. Now, we ALL know how well that is going to work out don't we.
Turns out that Eve is NOT safe after all and there is an attack (or two). Julius will do anything to keep her safe. He finally realizes that he wants her because he loves her. The two of them work through their differences and head on to their HEA.
There wasn't a lot of danger, chases, investigation, etc. in this particular book. It was sort of there in the background, but this story was all about Julius and Eve. I highly recommend this book and the whole series!
BTW -- there is a CODA (whatever that is) (okay -- I did look it up) at the end that shows some mysterious new players being added into the mix. Will they be good guys or bad buys? Will they help or hinder the Emperors. We'll have to wait for the next book to see!
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