It may have taken two weeks for Eleanor to decide that her desire for Hil is stronger than it being a bad idea, but at that moment, she charges in without consequence. I certainly will be purchasing the others in this series, and will be awaiting future installments. Despite the threats he thinks he sees coming, the real dangers Eleanor faces in Hil's arms are unmistakable: temptation, seduction, and maybe even love. I adore Eleanor and Hil together. In a good way, that is. He expects the woman he's searching for to be skittish and plain.
I enjoyed it quite a lot. I've been less than happy with her books in the past, but Devil In My Arms blew me away! If you doubt the 4-star rating, read some of my other reviews. And though he cannot say exactly why, he is determined not to let her come to more harm than whatever it is she has already survived. I enjoy her sharp witted heroes, no-nonsense heroines, and the wonderful romances each story imparts. Sure there was romance, intrigue, fame and glory but there was also poverty, greed, avarice, abuse, treachery and betrayal.
There are mysteries and dangers in this story, with several roadblocks to the relationship between Hill and Eleanor, not the least of which is her refusal to enter into a situation that requires her subrogation to another, her marriage cleared her head of idealistic and romantic dreams, and her survival and safety are first in her mind. The heroine is Eleanor Enderby, a woman on the run from a very bad marriage. . John appeared at school at the age of 12. I really liked the lead characters. I would have given this book 5 stars easily - except there was adultery. Thought to be dead by society, Eleanor is ready to be reborn as someone new—someone whose life will never again be tied to the fate of one man.
All the characters in this series are easily likeable. Did he deserve to die? Eleanor and Hil's attraction is immediate. And though he cannot say exactly why, he is determined not to let her come to more harm than whatever it is she has already survived. I am sorry this is the end - I was hoping Lyttle, Wiley and Lady Anne would get stories!! Usually he sleeps with a woman and walks away because he has a background story. This novel is another such using this background for the story's thrust.
He is rumored to have strong connections with Prinny, so even though his background is mysterious he is a constant source of wonder and conjecture. I enjoyed the first one for its banter between protagonists and hoped for the same in this book. I had no trouble enjoying the story without the deeper background of secondary characters that would have come from the earlier books. Here is a snippet from one of my favorite funny moments. Samantha Kane is a clever writer and I am eager to read more of her work. Eleanor and Hilary were a perfect pairing, it was wonderful watching their wit, wisdom and banter match head to head.
Similarly to her sister, Eleanor Enderby has also not had a happy marriage and, having escaped his husband at last, disguised as a boy, and her sister is her last hope. The romance was super hot. Eleanor Enderby is a desperate woman literally sold into marriage twelve years previously she has endured years of abuse. And though he cannot say exactly why, he is determined not to let her come to more harm than whatever it is she has already survived. Excellent finish to the series! She gives away little, but Hil can see something is terribly amiss. John has been with the series from the beginning and his evolution has been an enlightening one. Unable to take it anymore, Eleanor leaves him.
It is during this time of exploration that Eleanor finds her true self, and it is such a joy to experience. I believe Hilary is the only person who makes up his mind and sticks with it, he isn't lying to himself except for the colour of his hair and this is why he is my favourite. Without telling Roger about her plan she tries to talk him into an affair … + Honestly? John aka Hil , probably my favorite character in the ser Rating: B+ -- Liked It A Lot Originally Posted at That's What I'm Talking About Review copy provided by NetGalley I have been a big fan of Ms. I enjoyed it quite a lot. But how can she give him anything when she has no real identity and is thought to be dead? Just as she is about to make it to the safely of her sister's home, she encounters Sir Hilary St.
In my opinion, the other books in this series were average, but this book was great! He reminds me of Sherlock Holmes in that he solves mysteries. Eleanor I fell in love with right away. It had an amazing cast of characters that were beyond easy to fall in love with! She is just as enamored of him and really is a perfect match for him in every way. Instead he finds the picture of bravery—and willfulness—in his quarry. It was soulmate love without a doubt. The secondary characters supported the story without taking over.
It's exactly when she is in font of her sister house that she meets the charming Sir Hilary St. Thought to be dead by society, Eleanor is ready to be reborn as someone new--someone whose life will never again be tied to the fate of one man. Hil actually spends his time covering up for the Prince Regent when necessary, helping out the Bow Street Runners and at times and taking on investigative requests when interested enough in the problem to seek out the information needed. They soon embark on an affair that is unfortunately talked about in the gossip columns. Making her debut in public, Hillary can't stay away from the captivating woman.
Usually he sleeps with a woman and walks away because he has a background story. Can´t wait to read the first two books in this series. Eleanor is an enigma that he must solve in order to rid himself of thoughts of her. John, a kind of Sherlock Holmes, who is the most misterious of the Devils and also their lider. His help is often solicited by the Prince Regent. But her smoldering savior seems unwilling to leave her unprotected for an instant. Eleanor never once lost her determination or spirit, and it was that strength that really appealed to me from the start.