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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Cloaked in Danger by Jeannie Ruesch

Cloaked in DangerPublisher: Carina Press
 ISBN: 1306166977
 Pages: 280 pages
Genre: Romance/Historical/Mystery
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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 in Egypt, 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 Aria's father's enemy draws near, Adam must convince his betrothed that she can trust him with her own secrets...before it's too late.

My Review:

Intro Babble: I didn't quite know what I was getting to when I started this one. I was in the midst of the Epic Reading Slump of 2014 so it was either going to be great or a soul breaking disaster. It turns out it landed right in the middle of that. In the comfy place.


Heroine: Aria-First of all, I love her name. For some reason, names are really important to me in books. Especially in romance. She was a really great heroine. Smart and capable with a lot of moxy and humor.

Hero: Adam-He was pretty much the highlight of the book for me. He was one excellent hero. He was the “Mama Bear” type of hero. Very alpha.Very protective. But not overbearing. I loved him.

Chemistry: I thought Adam and Aria worked very well together. I am one of those that love the whole “we had to get engaged/married because we did badish things together” plot. And this one was definitely that. It lacked a bit of the angst that I like to go with it but I really loved the book nonetheless.
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Ending Babble: I enjoyed this one. I was surprised that this one was so heavy on the mystery though. I normally stay away from most mysteries unless it is an author I am sure of but this one worked out well for me. I loved the writing style. The dialog was spot on. I also loved that it had the historical aspect. Kind of taking me out of my comfort zone while still being in the safe place.

Author Info

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

  2. I liked what the reviewer had to say about your heroine with lots of moxy and the hero who was like a papa bear. I think this book is gonna be a fun read, Jeannie! Thanks for the post.



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