Thursday, April 5, 2012
"After five years of tracking and capturing spies on English soil, Philip Jonquil, Earl of Lampton, is in pursuit of his last quarry. But at a traveler's inn, he encounters an unexpected and far more maddening foe: Sorrel Kendrick, a young lady who is strikingly pretty, shockingly outspoken, and entirely unimpressed with him. Indeed, Sorrel cannot believe the nerve of this gentleman, who rudely accused her of theft and insults her feminine dignity. Doubly annoyed when they both end up at a party hosted by mutual friends, Philip and Sorrel privately declare war on one another. But Philip's tactics, which range from flirting to indifference, soon backfire as he finds himself reluctantly enjoying Sorrel's company; and, much to her dismay, Sorrel finds Philip's odd manner to be increasingly endearing. In the midst of this waning war and growing attraction, Philip catches wind of the French spy he's been tracking, and Sorrel inadvertently stumbles upon a crucial piece of the puzzle, making her indispensable to the mission. But can two proud hearts negotiate a ceasefire when cooperation matters most?"
I "LOVED" this book! I had heard from various places that this book was great. When I went to go and buy it, a man who worked in the store, yet again said this was the most popular book (out in that genre) for at least the last few weeks. So I was excited to finally pick it up and start reading. I was not disapointed! It had me reeled in by the first couple pages.
Reading this brought me to the movie The Scarlet Pimpernel (Yes it is a book too, but I have only seen the movie). Philip being the dashing Percy, and Sorrel being Lady Marguerite. I am not saying it is another adaptation of the Scarlet Pimpernel, but that those two characters Sorrel and Philip are very strong willed and stand up for what they believe in, and end up having characteristics like Percy and Marguerite.
I loved how Sorrel is so strong willed but in the end does need the strength of others to depend on. Also Philip who acts the part of a dandy but hates every bit of it, and just wants to be himself. Bringing these two people together creates sparks of intrigue and satisfaction.
So far I have read 3 of Sarah M. Eden's books and they have all been fantastic! I cant wait to see what other books she has in store for the future! You will not be disapointed picking up one of her novels!