When I read a book and am immediately thrust right into the action when the Hh meet at the very beginning There s no better way to hold my attention The ending was a bit rushed and there were some misunderstandings I felt could have been handled be Closer to 25 starsI rarely read novellas as their real estate don t allow for adeuate character development But this book is a precursor to a promising series about a group of business tycoons the Knickerbocker Club plus I ike the time period the Gilded Age and what can I sayI Les brumes d'avalon : roman love the coverThe novella is 80 pagesong Despite the Malakai (Wicked Games, length the author was able to create a believable historical setting and intriguing characters with glimpse of potential The story had enough material for a fullength novel But packaged as is I felt I was reading CliffsNotes of some very good novel Intrigue mystery corruption chase romance and all of it was crammed into 80 pages and therefore nothing was fully developed I m The Carpenters Wife and Heart of Stone looking forward to future series installments which appear to be fullength novels 325 Stars This is a new series kick off by JS Since it is a short and a kick off book she has to pack a Celtic Fire (Rogue Angel, lot of information and world building and a romance in a very short word count format Of course the ILYs came pretty fast and furious but I am willing to give aot of The Family Plan leeway considering what the author needed to accomplish Iike the fresh time frame as the golden age isn t usually found in romances I A Family Practice liked Ted but he and his friends make no bones about being corrupt in their business dealings and knowing that it took bold men to become a part of history I am ok with that Maybe the rightady will be able to smooth out those rough edges I am eager to see how Ms Shupe does with the A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity longer format and I am already intrigued by Magnate s storyine I gave this a B at AAR so that s 35 starsHaving read and enjoyed Magnate which is the first full ength novel in Ms Shupe s new Knickerbocker Club series I decided to backtrack and pick up th. Ms at the train station but she hadn't expected Ted to offer her the protection she so badly needs nor did she expect their chemistry to develop steam than the engine of the train He's everything she never thought she could have and she's everything he didn't know he wanted But as her secrets begin to unfurl their fledgling romance could be in danger of derailing before they arrive at the next station.
35 StarsPreuel NovellaLove the setting I believe it s turn of the century New York City It s difficult to find American historicals that aren t cowboy romances The heroine in this book is a hoot She talks a otand even acknowledges that she does so to try to confuse the people around her into agreeing with her But it also seems For Better and Worse like she s just adopted that tactic for everyday conversations She s aittle bit goofy Innocent but not naive She s a somewhat poor perfume salesgirl happy with Cassidys Kids (Maitland Maternity, life and content with herself She s on the run when the book opens up The hero is an uber rich bank owner He s accosted by the heroine in the opening scene when she tries to use him as a cover to get away from the men chasing her He s a good guy all around but not uite convinced that she s not trying to get to his moneyOne smoking hotbordering eroticlove scene Meikey The story was too short as usual with novellas The romance and the ending were both very rushed but I very much enjoyed it anyways Will for sure read the next book the first full Rescuing the Texans Heart length in the series Magnate Tycoon is the preuel novella to Joanna Shupe new series about a group of business tycoons the Knickerbocker Club It takes place in 1887 during the Gilded Age a period that fascinates me This was my first book by this author and Iove how she gives Wrangled (Whitehorse, MT: Chisholm Cattle Co., life to her characters despite the short format of this story Clara Dobson a perfume shop girl is on the run after witnessing a possible murder involving a well known politician and a corrupt police officer Desperate for help and a place to hide theively and talkative Clara accosts Ted Harper on Grand Central platform Unbeknown to her Ted is not a simple businessman travelling for his employer but the wealthy and powerful president of one of America s Her Cowboy Hero (Refuge Ranch largest banksAgainst his better judgment Ted accepts toet Clara accompany him to St Louis where her family ives in his private carClara is a very endearing character funny vivacious and full of positive energy She to. In Gilded Age New York City the bachelors of the Knickerbocker Club spend their days rubbing elbows with Manhattan's most elite citizens and their nights with its most intoxicating womenSometimes the journey is pleasurable than the destinationStanding on the platform at Grand Central Station Ted Harper is surprised by a fiery kiss from an undeniably gorgeous damsel in distress He's certain she's a swi.
Tally takes Ted by surprise Usually he is a man dealing in cold numbers and facts but with her it s all about feelings and emotions he can t control What follows is the delightful beginning of a romance between two people who just seem perfect for each otherClara and Ted s story takes place over a period of a few days Everything happened too uickly due to this book short format I wanted to know about them I m definitely ooking forward to reading in future books in this seriesI received an ARC courtesy of publisher Kensington Books in exchange for my honest review I read this because I personally find the time period chosen by Ms Shupe very interesting using the almost mythic Mine to Take (Nine Circles, lives of the Captains of Industry as a set up for her heroes in her new series The Knickerbocker Club I think the moment I enjoyed the story the most was when the hero Ted H 25 Stars Setting up the stage for the upcoming new series revolving around a group of rich and self made men gathered in the exclusive Knickerbocker Club Clara and Ted sove story briefly introduces us to 1887 Gilded Age New York a nice and welcome change in the Historical Romance panorama these daysAt barely 80 pages I was already expecting the His L.A. Cinderella love story to unbelievably proceed at breakneck speed and in fact it did but the nice writingively dialogues and the A Groom for Greta (Amish Brides of Celery Fields, likeable characters especially the gentle hero made for an enjoyable read nonetheless While not necessary in order to better understand the following instalments as the plot is conclusive and there appear to be no otherinks except a mention of Ted being friend with future heroes and part of the Knickerbocker Club it is anyway a promising start and a uick way to get a taste of the mood that will permeate the series The story had good bones Just not enough pages to make it believable It s a novella I enjoyed the glimpse but The Baby They Both Loved love Meh Good sexual tension and uick plot 4 12 starsFrom page 1 the story and the delightful heroine s antics had me enthralled Iove it. Ndler who's only after his money but he's never met a woman so passionate and sure of herself Disarmed he invites her to spend the journey to St Louis in his private car perhaps against his better judgment Clara Dawson has Twin Temptation (Harlequin Blaze long known how to take care of herself but the savvy shop girl is at aoss when she witnesses and becomes entangled in a terrible crime Desperation propels her into a stranger's ar.
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author JOANNA SHUPE has always loved history ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon While in college Joanna read every romance she could get her hands on instead of attending classes yet still managed to graduate with a journalism degree She enjoyed a few years in sports and theater marketing but soon returned to romance by crafting her own racy historical novelsIn 2013 she won Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® Award for Best Historical Joanna’s first Gilded Age historical novel MAGNATE was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by Publishers Weekly and one of 2016′s top romances by The Washington Post and KoboShe currently lives in New Jersey with her two spirited daughters and dashing husband