on May 16, 2016 :
I absolutely love that Ariadne finally gets her own book! Her journal’s constant presence and her literary mind made me love her from the first novel in this series and having her front and center in this story, with just a dash of Regency intrigue, makes it my favorite of the series.
Reading about characters who either love to read or to write is something that I find irresistible. Maybe it started with Austen’s Northanger Abbey, or perhaps it is the near-breach of the boundaries between reality and fiction, but I really engage with these types of stories. I enjoy tracking with the fictional characters and learning something about my own obsession with the written word in the process.
There is something a little bit more in the romance as well—more heart-pounding action and a taste of danger infused directly into the relationship; more kisses to curl the toes, too. And I adore that our heroine is imperfect even as the hero loves her, imperfections and all. She doesn’t have to change to earn his love; she only needs to be herself.
Now then, as I’ve binge-read this series, it’s time to pick up book five and find out the rest of the story. Though I must admit, it will be hard to say goodbye to these characters I have so thoroughly enjoyed reading about and watching grow and change through the past four books. For anyone who is considering this series: I highly recommend it, but make sure you start at the beginning to get the full effect and maximum enjoyment!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for this honest review. All of the opinions expressed are my own.
(reviewed 57 days after purchase)
on May 9, 2016 :
Eloquence and Espionage was such a wonderful romp through Regency England. The continuation of the Lady Emily Capers, this story was just so fun. I really enjoyed trying to figure out who the villain was! The author did a good job of keeping me guessing right to the end.
I really liked the two main characters and the situation they ended up in together. Ariadne was her usual intelligent self, yet the reader was allowed to see into her thoughts in this story and that was truly enchanting. Jason Sinclair was a great hero. He was brave and smart, yet had a lot of self-doubt and things from the past that haunted him.
I’m really looking forward to reading the next book in the series and seeing how all the various stories from the previous books continue to come together. This is a sweet and clean romance.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed 58 days after purchase)
on March 12, 2016 :
Eloquence and Espionage by Regina Scott
Lady Emily Capers Series Book Four
Ariadne Courdebas, youngest daughter of Viscount Rollings meets a mysterious man dressed as a Roman centurion at a masquerade ball and is determined to find him again. Since he had a leather mask covering his face, she just knows he had longish black hair and dark eyes. How hard can he be to find in London?
Jason Sinclair, Lord Hawksbury, had secrets that he needed to keep. When the pretty young woman he met at the ball tries to find him, he has to get her off his trail. He has a dangerous man to find and she will only find herself in danger. Or is it too late already?
I really enjoyed this story. For the whole story and to get to know the characters, here are the first three books in this series; Secrets and Sensibilities, Art and Artifice and Ballrooms and Blackmail. Humor, adventure, and romance in one.
(reviewed the day of purchase)