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Monday, April 28, 2014

Cloaked in Danger by Jeannie Ruesch (Review + Giveaway)

**Giveaway Info**
- Jeannie Ruesch is giving away a $20 Amazon/BN gift card. Enter via the Rafflecopter at the bottom

About The Book:
Aria Whitney has little in common with the delicate ladies of London society. Her famous father made his fortune hunting archaeological treasures, and her rustic upbringing has left her ill-prepared for a life of parties and frippery. But when Gideon Whitney goes missing, Aria must embrace the unknown—armed with only the short list of highborn men who’d backed her father’s venture, she poses as a woman looking for a husband. She doesn’t intend to find one.
Adam Willoughby, Earl of Merewood, finds London’s strangest new debutante fascinating, but when he  catches her investigating his family’s secrets, he threatens to ruin her reputation. He doesn’t intend to enjoy it so much.

When their lustful indiscretion is discovered, Adam finds that he regrets nothing. But now, as her father’s enemy draws near, Adam must convince his betrothed that she can trust him with her own secrets…before it’s too late.

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This book puts me in mind of Cat and Mouse, with Adam doing the pursuing on the matrimonial stance, and Aria being the pursuer regarding her father's disappearance. To put it simply, these two couldn't escape each other if they tried - which they did, but ultimately failed due to their intense attraction towards each other.

It was a bit surprising how fast Adam decided that he wanted/liked Aria, with rather intense behavior that served to further rouse Aria's suspicions, as well as confusing her because she had hitherto never received so much attention from a man, much less a handsome, titled lord. Their game and subsequent chase and acquiesce was very fast-paced; a bit too fast, perhaps, given their short time of interaction, but it was a fun and entertaining journey for me to read.

I liked the characters, Aria especially, for her strength and determination, and she did admirably well in forming a plan to ferret out the villain given her solitary standing. Adam was different from the average aristocrat in that he somewhat disregarded statuses and suitability, which makes him more accepting of Aria as his wife, instead of someone he is simply attracted to.

This is my first book by Jeannie Ruesch, and while it was not as I had expected in some ways, in others it quite delighted me with fun characters and a mystery plot that was not entirely too hard to figure out, hence the delight in learning when the villain's trap would be set. I will be on the lookout for this author's books in the future. 

About The Author:
Jeannie Ruesch wrote her first story at the age of the six, prompting her to give up an illustrious, hours-long ambition of becoming a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader and declare that writing was her destiny. That journey to destiny took a few detours along the way, including a career in marketing and design.
Her first novel, a fairy-tale like historical romance, was published in 2009, but the darker side of life had always captivated her. So after a dinner conversation with friends about the best way to hide a dead body, she knew she had to find a way to incorporate suspense into her writing. (The legal outlet for her fascination.) Today, she continues writing what she loves to read - stories of history, romance and suspense. She lives in Northern California with her husband, their son and an 80 pound lapdog lab named Cooper. She can be visited at or found regularly on Twitter or Facebook.
She is also the creator of the WIP Notebook, a writer's tool to help stay organized while you write, which you can find at her website.

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  1. Ooo I'd not seen her before. Looks good! And loving that cover :)

    1. Thanks for commenting! And Carina Press did an amazing job with the cover. I was thrilled when I first saw it. :)

  2. Hello Jeannie! I'm so glad to "meet" you as I am an avid reader of romantic suspense...and if it's historical it's even better. :-) I'm sure glad I happened onto this blog post so that I could be introduced to you and your story. I'm always looking for new authors in this fave genre of mine. I have quite a reading habit to appease. :-) Thanks for the post.

    1. Hi Janice - Thank you so much for stopping by! We authors would be no where without the book bloggers helping us, offering their reviews and letting the world know about us. :)

      I hope you enjoy the book!!

  3. Thank you for the review and for being a part of the tour!



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