Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Liz Carlyle 'Never Lie to a Lady'

Interesting. New author for me. About a hundred pages in, I was a bit bogged down in the relatively complicated plot (okay not relative to a Le Carre novel; cut me some slack here). But the writing was good, and I finally got hooked on the characters. The heroine insists on running her family's shipping business, which seemed plausible since the hero is not too concerned with his 'place' in the ton. The sex was on the graphic side with a bit of lite bondage thrown in, which could offend some readers. But I thought it was done well. I usually like more sexual tension, but this was also in line with a heroine who knows her mind. And I have to say I loved Mr. Kemble, the assasin/interior decorator/comic relief to the story.

Not the funny light book I generally favor, but overall a very good read.

Historical Romance 2007: 4.5 out of 5

4 comments:

Marg said...

I'm glad to hear that this one is good! I've bought it because I am a bit of a LC fan girl!

Heloise (& Abelard) said...

That's one of the good things this blog has done for me, made me venture out to new authors. Of course the bad things include sucking all my time, giving me an excuse to buy three times as many books.....

Anne said...

These historical romances are good and all, but where are those erotic vampire/alien tales you mentioned?

Heloise (& Abelard) said...

To be truthful, there are so many out there and the titles are so terrible (okay, I guess that's not unique to paranormals) I'm having a hard time breaking into the sub-genre. Again, I recommended Gideon (of course that was demons...)earlier and there are quite a few in her series. But I'll get on this for ya! Well endowed vampires and aliens.....