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IF YOU CAN OVERLOOK THE COVER, IT'S A GOOD READ15 septembre 2010
Mary L. Valley
- Publié sur Amazon.com
Ok, the cover is embarrassing, but if you can get past that the book is an entertaining read. Eden and Beth are the daughters of a revoluntionary war general. Saber is a spy who is a double agent for the American side. Eden is known for her dedication to caring for the war wounded and helping out their families, and how many fiances she has discarded while still remaining on good terms with them. While she seems annoyingly wholesome on the surface, she is hiding and trying to deal with serious childhood trauma left from her abusive mother. Ordered by his British commander to get close to Pembrook's daughters, Saber, under a false impression of her character, first manages to get on her bad side with a crude and heavy handed attempt at seduction. Realizing his error, he recoups his position by loaning her his prize racer to use as a stud. When he is ordered to kidnap the general's daughters to force their father to flip to the British side, he has his hands full with not only keeping Eden confined and in the dark, but protecting her from the agent working with him who is that favorite stock of romances, a one dimensional, lecherous and violent pervert with no redeeming features, and also coordinating with the American side to keep his superiors and the general informed in order to neutralize the british plan. All this, and falling in love the the heroine makes for a busy hero. There are a couple times you have to really work on keeping your suspended disbelief suspended. For example, it stretches coincidence that the villain that haunts Eden's childhood memories is also the same man now working for the British and trying to hurt her again. One would think he should have retired to the old villains rest home by now and mellowed out into a merely extremely unpleasant old man in order to let younger villains have their chance at molesting maidens and committing general mayhem. Another instance is when, in childhood, Eden's mother takes her children with her to tryst with her lover and is accidentially killed there, Eden sends a note home with the carriage driver giving their location so they can be brought home, but the driver finds it hard to locate anyone who can read and their rescue is seriously delayed. Not to nitpick, but, since the driver had already been there, couldn't he just tell the rescuers where to go, or lead them back there? For that matter, wouldn't it have been more logical for him just to load up the children and send someone back for the mother's body? Outside of a few awkward plot points like these, the book is a fun read when you just want to put your feet up and kick back after a long day. Just don't spend too much time looking at that cover or you'll actually be able to feel your IQ dropping.