Three childhood friends dare to defy the rules of London—and love—in this glittering series from New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather…
A FLAWED CUT…
The Honorable Miss Fenella Grantley has a secret: she’s been taking drama classes and longs to be an actress. Ladies of her standing don’t appear on stage, but Fenella has never been one for society’s rules. She’s quite excited to take on the challenge of reading the leading role in a new play—until she meets the playwright. Toeing the line between infuriating and irresistible, his first impression leaves a lot to be desired…
OR A RARE FIND?
Edward Tremayne, illegitimate son of the Earl of Pendleton, scorned the ton years ago, making his own way in the world, and pursuing his literary gifts on the side. The only thing he misses from his old world is Fenella. Since seeing her at a ball when she was a young debutante, he’s never forgotten her. Now that fate has reunited them, Edward’s determined to make her his leading lady—in every way. But the only thing they see eye to eye on is their intense passion for each other. And it just may take a massive misunderstanding for their love to get on the same precious page…8-
Character Rating: 3-stars
Intrigue Rating: 4-stars
Pacing Rating: 3.5-stars
Plot Rating: 3.5-stars
Seduce Me with Sapphires by Jane Feather is different than the usual cut of historical romance novels. This book synopsis had me hooked. Thinking this was going to be an easy 5-star read, I was a bit disappointed.
The characters were a bit lacking. The main hero of the story gave off the vibe of unpleasantness to his peers. Yet inside he was this man who had yet to find and prove himself worthy. With the heroine, he wanted to prove himself to her as well.
The pacing included with the hero’s unusual demeanor, made this a lot slower of read than most books in comparison. It was a tad difficult to be really interested in reading it. However, the other characters in the story were done well. There was also a bit of intrigue that lured me into finding out what exactly happened between the two main characters of the story. Their romance was a hot and cold session throughout the book until the ending.
Overall, it was an okay read; the historical period felt realistic; the main characters just didn’t quite hook me on their story.