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Review of Danger Wears White by Lynne Connolly

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*Disclaimer – I received a review copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

**This review and the book are intended for those 18 and older**

Genre: Historical romance

 

Blurb:

 

Hoping to live down her family’s connections to the traitorous Jacobite cause, Imogen wants nothing more than a quiet life in the country. When she stumbles upon a wounded man, the white cockade in his coat tells her he’s a Jacobite, and a danger to the crown. Yet there’s something about him she can’t resist . . .

In search of a document on behalf of his powerful family, Tony is shot and left for dead. Secreted away to a hidden chamber, he finds himself both a guest and prisoner of a beautiful but mysterious woman. What she wants and who she serves, he cannot know. But what he does understand is the desire burning strongly between them. And that neither of them will be spared until their lust is sated.

When the action moves to London, suddenly it’s Tony who has to act to save Imogen. Forced to become a lady in waiting to Princess Amelia, she is in peril from the Jacobites, who are convinced she is their salvation. Only the strength of Tony and Imogen’s love can save them now.

 

Praise for Danger Wears White:

 

“Full of political intrigue, steamy romance and plenty of twists and turns…a well crafted story that kept me on the edge of my seat until the very last page. If Lynne Connolly isn’t on your auto-buy list, she should be.” ~Sharon Cullen, author of Sebastian’s Lady Spy

 

My Review:

 

Danger Wears White by Lynne Connolly kept me riveted all the way to the end. Political intrigue and fascinating characters made this a novel I had a hard time putting down. Imogen is an independent woman, in a time when that was rare, and she remained independent and with a strong identity throughout the story. Her love for Tony beautifully added to who she was. Tony was as enjoyable as Imogen. Although Tony wanted to protect and take care of Imogen, his love and desire to care for her never felt like he was implying Imogen was incapable of caring for herself. Tony was a genuinely loving man, and it didn’t hurt that he was a badass ex-soldier. Some of the minor characters were also intriguing, such as Julius and Nick, and I hope to read more about them in a future book. The plot was full of court politics, which kept me working to figure out who was good and who was bad. I enjoy being confused about whom to trust in a novel, so this was right up my alley. This was my first Lynne Connolly novel, but it will most certainly not be my last. I loved this book, and I highly recommend reading it.

 

You can buy Danger Wears White here:

 

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About Lynne Connolly:

Lynne grew up in a haunted house in Leicester, England, and got used to telling the ghosts to shut up! She has lived a variety of lives, moving from the rock music world to the business world, and then to writing.

She has won awards and written best-selling books, although the writing is always her greatest reward. As Lynne Connolly she writes historical romance, and as L.M. Connolly spicy contemporary and paranormal romance.

 

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Also by Lynne Connolly

The Emperors of London:

Rogue in Red Velvet

Temptation Has Green Eyes

Danger Wears White

Reckless in Pink

 

Even the Gods Fall In Love:

Lightning Unbound

Mad For Love

Arrows of Desire

Forged by Love

 

Richard and Rose

Yorkshire

Devonshire

Venice

Harley Street

Hareton Hall

Eyton

Maiden Lane

Lisbon

Secrets

Seductive Secrets

Alluring Secrets

Tantalizing Secrets

The Triple Countess

Last Chance, My Love

A Chance To Dream

Met By Chance

A Betting Chance

 

Counterfeit Countess

Uncovering Vanessa

Laura

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Review of Romance By the Book by Jo Victor

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*Disclaimer – I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

Genre: Romance, LGBT

 

Description:

 

For a smart woman, Alex is pretty clueless. She wants the truth, but she’s looking in the wrong place. She w ants love, but she’s not looking at all. If only Cam didn’t keep disrupting her life, Alex might be able to find some answers. After all, it’s not as if Cam is interested in her. Which is probably a good thing, since Cam is even more infuriating than she is charming—and she’s got plenty of charm.

On the other hand, Rosamund, Cam’s ex and Alex’s professional rival, is definitely interested in Alex, but can she be trusted? Alex doesn’t even realize the historic house she’s staying in is haunted. Perhaps a little supernatural help will lead Alex to uncover the secret of a love story hidden for over a century, and to solve the greatest mystery of all— the truth hidden in her own heart.

 

My Review:

 

Romance By the Book by Jo Victor is full of romance, history, and the supernatural all set in a small village in England. I loved every layer of this book. The history of the dead poet’s life that Alex is trying to uncover was fascinating, and I really enjoyed the life in a small England village that the author painted by including fun details like the Lammas celebration. I loved how the author wove the past and present together in this story, which brought to life the characters who were long dead and made them an integral part of the present story. The author did a fantastic job of creating characters that drew me in and kept me hooked throughout the book. I was invested in the characters’ lives and how the story would end. I definitely recommend reading this book. It will not disappoint.

 

About the author:

 

English teacher by day, tale spinner by night, Jo Victor is old enough to know better but still too young to care. She has been writing more or less seriously since she was in her teens and likes to think she is carrying on the family storytelling tradition that goes back to her

Italian grandmother. When not fighting the good fight on behalf of black ink on whitepaper, she enjoys folk music, British humor, and excessive novel reading, all of which she highly recommends. She lives with her life partner in Virginia.