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Friday, May 4, 2012

Historical Romance Review: Sweet Enemy by Heather Snow

SWEET ENEMY by Heather Snow--a must read!!!


Debut Author Heather Snow hit a home run her first time at bat with SWEET ENEMY. Liliana and Geoffrey are two very smart, snappy characters who invite you into their colorful world at first glance. Ms. Snow, a chemist in her own right, chose the perfect profession for her heroine—the detail the author injects into the story is so captivating, it makes you want to go back to school. Who would have thought chemistry would have been an interesting subject in a romance novel.

Where Liliana grabs your heart in the prologue, Geoffrey jumps off the page in the first two paragraphs of chapter one. You will definitely want to know these two. The author takes you inside even the least significant of sub-characters with such graceful ease, before you realize it, you’re lost not only in a well-crafted story, but you’ll want to highlight both the clever repartee between hero and heroine and the lovely prose so you can revisit long after you’ve turned the last page. I had to go back and read the part where they first met over again the scene was so delightfully unique, not to mention funny and steamy at the same time.

Well done, Ms. Snow.

Here’s an author who’ll be on my “must read” list for a very long time. I suspect she’ll be on yours as well. Her debut is the first in a series called Veiled Seduction, and this reviewer cannot wait for book two.


A Veiled Seduction Novel ~ Book One

Geoffrey Wentworth, a war hero and rising political star, never wanted to be the Earl, but when his brother dies, he knows his duty—take up the responsibility for his family’s estates.  His mother’s definition of duty differs from his, however, and can be summed up in one word—heirs.  When Geoffrey rushes home to answer her urgent summons, he finds himself host to a house full of women, all vying to become the next Countess of Stratford.  But his love is Parliament, where he wields his influence and reputation to better the lives of ex-soldiers, until a tempting houseguest and a secret from his past threaten his freedom…and his heart.

Liliana Claremont, a brilliant chemist, doesn’t want to be any man’s wife, much less a Countess.  If she had tuppence for every time she’d been told her place was filling the nursery, not experimenting in the laboratory, she could buy the Tower Bridge.  However, when she receives a coveted invitation to the Earl’s house party, she trades in her beakers for ball gowns and gladly takes on the guise of husband hunter—for the chance to uncover what the Earl had to do with the murder of her father.

Liliana believes the best way to get the answers she needs is to keep her enemy close, though romance is not part of her formula.  But it only takes one kiss to start a reaction she can't control...


Anonymous said...

Picking this one up ASAP. Thanks for the review!

Sandy B said...

Thanks for posting this -- sounds like a great story and a good use of my B&N gift card!