Monday, August 18, 2008

Edith Layton 'His Dark and Dangerous Ways'

More alliteration. I liked this book but didn't love it. Simon is a former spy and he engages Jane to report the gossip she overhears where she teaches dance to young society children. I liked Jane but Simon was a bit verbose for a spy. Their dinners at a local inn are wonderfully atmospheric.

Writing was good, plot was basically reasonable, although I would have liked it if Simon had taken better care of her, he lived in France, why doesn't he have sheep guts...Character motivation was pretty realistic. If I had fallen more in love with Simon, I would have been raving about this one.

Historical Romance 2008: 4 of 5 rat catching sacks.

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