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Nt She is to work with an American Mr Nathaniel Avery to find and apprehend an embezzler Jacob Dixon Angeliue is given additional instructions kill Dixon Angeliue is a good character she s confident yet insecure She wants out of the spyassassination business but doesn t know any man who would love her given her job Nate is loyal and smarter than he seems The supporting characters are fun too especially Ian the Scotsman and fellow spy and Prince the former slave and experimental chemist Too bad Nate doesn t get to show off of Prince s inventions Then Dixon tells them something that further shakes Angeliue s confidence in her spymasterThis was a iveting ead I could practically hear the James Bond music at times especially when Angeliue Ian and Nate have to insure Angeliue s etirement The prologue though is that the ationale behind why Angeliue is a spyassassin To ight the wrongs done to her parents Isn t that career not very conducive to having children to perpetuate the family genes I suppose at 18 she didn t think that far ahead This was a good book While there is a spy plot the focus is eally on the elationship and how Angeliue will escape her circumstances and have an Happy Ever After The plot was smart and it was very nice to ead a story without aristocratic characters I also think Caroline Linden does a very good job at action scenes there s one toward the end So why the three stars I just never connected with the characters Not sure that that was the book s fault as I ead this very slowly 45 starsI have enjoyed every Caroline Linden book I have ead and this one was no exceptionThe American Nate Avery and the spy Angeliue Martand were well matched Both were eually skilled and sexually experienced They never felt unbalanced and the sex scenes were hotBoth of Angeliue s parents were killed in the French evolution She was escued to England by her mother s maid Melanie Angeliue was aised as the daughter of a servant though she was the daughter of Compte d Orvelon As an assistant seamstress she was approached to epeat gossip overheard at her place of employment Over a decade as a spy her tasks became and dangerous and distasteful though lucrative Her position demanded she be solitary At the beginning of the story she had already decided she was eady to etire and perhaps marry another spy the only other person she thought could understand the things she had seen and done Though a competent spy she was lonely and guardedNate was her perfect counterbalance He had a loving home life as his foundation Though he also experienced horrendous episodes in his past he was light hearted and friendly He helped Angeliue grow as person She warmed to him and was able to hope for a good life after her career I appreciated the action and the mystery of the plot as well as the character growth in both the Hh From the moment she was born Angeliue Martrand s life has been one of danger Before being sentenced to the guillotine Angeliue s parents entrusted her to the care of You Only Love Once was pretty darn good Set in London it featured a French expatriate female assassin spy awesome and an American government agent in England to etrieve a thief The actual tracking down of the thief was almost laughably easy if you think about it basically Angeliue assassin spy and Nate government agent only had to talk to two people and search one house to find him The 4 stars are earned in the chemistry between Nate and Angeliue Two people with pasts they are 25 Good writing and historically informed but the author doesn t construct her characters in a way that allows eaders to connect emotionally to. Nows and the secret they uncover could cost them their lives as well as the once in a lifetime passion that burns between themThe Bow Street Agents Spies in Love series is an historical omance trilogy set in the Regency era The individual book titles allude to similar titles in the popular modern day James Bond spy novels and fil.
Her than paragraphs of telling The telling approach seems to be a feature not a bug of omance but it doesn t work for me The constant immersion in the characters thoughts also diminishes sexual tensionI also found that too much of Angeliue s plan at the end was evealed Had it been kept from me the eader it could have generated suspenseNevertheless I eally liked Angeliue If she is typical of Linden s other heroines I ll have to ead of her Linden s work Decent ead It s the third book of the Bow Street series I enjoyed book 1 a little better but I did eally like how Harry the hero of book 1 made an appearance in book 3 What I eally enjoyed was the climax of the book once our hero Angeliue finally made up her mind about which way she wanted move on with the plan and sided with our hero Nate Once it got to that point the story eally started to move and I like how it concluded It doesn t happen often but I could not finish this one Went back to it after several weeks and got to 60% I was bored with the story and bored with the heroineI just didn t care I liked him but I do not like her our female spy I wouldn t like her if she were a man either btw It s probably her cold bloodedness and the ease with which she will sleep with someone when she is on a mission if it helps her to succeed I dislike her comfortable with killing for England schtick even though it is 1820 and she is a woman which stretches my ability to suspend disbelief I am not a fan of the James Bond stereo type male or female I should have taken note of the book titleThe first chapter Angeliue Martand was not particularly proud to be a spy It was a distasteful job often dirty and dangerous and at times it left such a mark on her soul that she feared the stain would never wash away But it was also a necessary job and someone must do it for the good of the entire countryOK Fine If she hates her job why is she doing it If it is gradually killing off any finer feelings like compassion and empathy she has little of either why not uit She seemed financially secure Was the job worth destroying her soul for Let s not pretend that a person who does all this and is going to be nice person Fair enough We have horrible heroes who edeem themselves or are saved So maybe the idea was that the lovely man is going to save the jaded female spy I could buy that But we are given to understand that she is also a cold blooded killer I should add I hate hitmanwoman books and films I will never understand how a person can kill another person for money or because it is a job Yet our hero is a darling he saves slaves and is an idealist So he will save the sociopathic spy Ummmm nah Just doesn t work for me If she were the evil temptress villain in this book that would work Heroine noThere is a lot of sex in the book I am always up for that but it just einforced my feeling that the heroine valued the great sex but not the man She was very aggressive and experienced fine I just hated her detachment her lack of commitment to any kind of meaningful elationship She was going to screw the hell out of him and dump him once the mission was over I am being even handed here I would dislike a hero who did this too Using people is just not niceGood on the author for trying something different There will be many who will no doubt enjoy the book Oh well I eally wish I could have liked it During the French Revolution in 1793 a newborn little girl was whisked out of France by her mother s maid Melanie leaving her parents the Comte and Comtesse d Orvelon to be killed In 1820 London Angeliue Martand is a spy and assassin who takes her last job before etireme. Land and this job is far beneath her She doesn't like the way the dashing American looks at her or the way he makes her feel like a woman not like a spy She can't afford to fall under Nate's spell and indulge her desires no matter how desperately she wants to But soon it becomes clear that there's to this job than either of them
Caroline Linden ´ 5 Free ead
Loved the heroine strong smart and vulnerable Even though this is a omance she just carries the story The elationship between the hero heroine is well developed The story is fast paced and interesting Only one issue in the final confrontation scene made me oll my eyes but overall loved the book 35 It s a pity GR doesn t let you use decimals because I do think this is a touch beyond a 3 which is my code for okay but forgettable There was a lot to like about You Only Love OnceAngeliue is a spy and sometimes assassin working for a shadowy arm of the British government When Angeliue was just a baby her nursemaid smuggled her out of France just before an angry mob captured her parents a count and countess and hauled them off to the guillotine Conseuently Angeliue believes in what she is doing seeing it as a means of insuring the stability of her adopted country by keeping insurrectionists and other malcontents in line At nearly thirty however Angeliue is starting to tire of the game She decides that her ecent assignment finding an Englishman who absconded with a chunk of money from the American government will be her lastNathaniel Nate an American has come to London to apprehend Jacob Dixon the man who stole thousands of dollars from the US and in the process uined a friend of Nate s He is annoyed to be paired with an English agent especially one who appears to have her own agenda and who thinks he s an amateurFurther complicating matters is the fact that Angeliue has been given the secret directive to kill Dixon while Nate is determined to take Dixon back to the US alive and kickingWhat I liked about You Only Love Once Angeliue First Angeliue is presented as a strong and capable assassin and secret agent This doesn t change when Nate arrives on the scene Angeliue doesn t start shedding I points like a white cat on a black sweater just because she s falling in love Better yet Nate likes Angeliue because she is dangerous and smart And while he gets protective and a bit alpha male ish he doesn t take over the show He espects Angeliue and even lets her come up with the planBetter yet the characterization doesn t fall back on Men are from Mars Women from Venus sexist gender stereotypes The narrative makes no attempt to soften Angeliue none of the usual yes she s an assassin but she also loves kittens and works in a soup kitchen feeding the poor This character isn t Snow White and she doesn t apologize for that There is one spot where Angeliue worries that Nate will be disgusted by the fact that she is an assassin Honestly it felt sort of contrived like an agenteditor made the author add it to make the character appealing to sensitive omance eaders She takes charge in and out of bedUnfortunately the novel felt terribly overwritten to me which is why I can t give it than a three First there s the unnecessary prologue Unnecessary and prologue being edundant The prologue is nothing than a backstory exercise featuring characters that play no part in the story Melanie Angeliue s maid does show up briefly in the story in a scene that eally doesn t advance the story As for Angeliue she s a sualling infant at the time and not a characterOverall there isn t that much to the plot to merit the page count Angeliue and Nate wander about London a bit have sex find Dixon and concoct a plan to econcile their differing goals killcapture Dixon There is entirely too much text devoted to internal dialogue and introspection Ie a lot of does heshe care for me sort of thing A story needs to eveal some of the characters thoughts and feelings but I d prefer that it be done by showing me via dialogueaction at. Devilishly handsome and absolutely fearless Nate Avery is in London on an important mission and paired with an English spy who is meant to watch him as much as aid him But much to his surprise that spy turns out to be an alluring and enigmatic temptressAngeliue Martand may be a beauty but she's also the most dangerous agent in Eng.
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