The Angel in My Arms: A Regency Rogues Novel Mass Market Paperback – Jun 28 2011
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“Fabulous . . . everything readers of Regency romance crave.”—Amanda Quick
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A native Northwesterner with the pale skin to prove it, Stefanie Sloane credits her parents’ eclectic reading habits—not to mention their decision to live in the middle of nowhere—for her love of books. A childhood spent lost in the pages of countless novels led Stefanie to college, where she majored in English. No one was more surprised than Stefanie when she actually put her degree to use and landed a job in Amazon.com’s editorial department. She spent more than five years reading for a living before retiring to concentrate on her own stories. Stefanie Sloane lives with her family in Seattle.See all Product Description
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Review: After having read The Devil in Disguise, I was torn if I wanted to continue on with this series. I was partially let down with Devil, but I reminded myself that it was Ms Sloane's debut and things could get better. So, I picked up The Angel in My Arms and started reading.
From page one, I was drawn more into this story than I was before, which was a huge relief for me. We met our hero Marcus in the first book and now he's on his way home to his country estate to recuperate after being shot in the line of duty. And of course, since he's a spy, he's not just going to laze about. He's been given the task to look into a possible smuggling ring. But it's not going to be an easy task, since even though he grew up in the area, the locals never forgave his Scottish father from coming in and "stealing" their beloved daughter, so Marcus is bad blood.
On the other hand, Sarah is from a local gentry family and is well loved in the area. And from her introduction, the reader knows Sarah knows more than she lets on about the smuggling in the area and I know I was interested to see how these two were going to deal with each other. Sarah's a strong female, but totally gets in over her head and Marcus is there waiting to be her knight in shining armor.
I found The Angel in My Arms to be a much more satisfying read. Many of the problems that plagued Devil seemed to be corrected in this story. No more editing mishaps, odd scene cuts, lackluster romance or abrupt endings. I enjoyed the romance between Marcus and Sarah and the smuggling plot line had me turning the pages, waiting to see what was going to happen next. And in the end, I finished the book happy with the time spent reading.
Marcus meets Sarah Elizabeth Tisdale, a klutzy daughter of the baron. He thinks her family is in cahoots with the dangerous smugglers so he keeps an eye on her, which even in male garb he finds appealing. Soon his inquiry grows deadlier as he deals with homicides, a kidnapping and stolen emeralds as traitors are involved; but it is his heart that he has lost to Sarah that has him concerned.
The latest Regency Rogues Young Corinthian romantic suspense (see The Devil in Disguise) is a fun historical starring a fabulous lead couple and an engaging support cast. The investigation and romance are engaging mostly due to the improbable over the top of Lewesdon Hill Sarah; who brings compassion, courage and clumsiness as she climbs into one caper after another; Marcus will have his hands full with her if he survives the mission.
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
THE ANGEL IN MY ARMS is the second book in Regency Rogues Series and continues with adventures of another Young Corinthian, Marcus Maxwell, the Earl of Weston.
Our hero's origins play heavy in this story. As a young lad, his growing up was split between the Highlands and England. He always knew that he didn't fit in, that his English blood wasn't quite blue enough and would never let him be a true Highlander.
Sarah Elizabeth Tisdale's tendencies are toward speaking before thinking, independence and clumsiness, traits widely known to all those who know her. They are one of the reasons for the lack of her suitors--not that she would like any. As a matter a fact, she's been dodging one suitor in particular.
ANGEL IN MY ARMS was a delightful read filled with humor, intrigue, and danger, and love scenes that sizzle. Ms. Sloan continues to impress me with her writing style, witty dialogue, three-dimensional characters, and wonderful comedic timing. Once more she created a wonderful world of intrigue, love, and adventure that I'll be sure to follow. The unexpected gave me enough tidbits to hook me into eagerly awaiting the next book in this series.