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I could see how this book could be fun – if you’re not me.
He’s turned seduction into an art form…
Rafe Beaumont, fifth son of an earl, uses his irresistible charm with the ladies to glean dangerous war secrets. Now he’s putting those skills to the ultimate test: capturing an elusive assassin by seducing his daughter. The problem? She’s entirely immune to Rafe’s flattery.
Never before has Collette Fortier met a man as attractive as Rafe. But her father’s life is at stake, and succumbing to Rafe would be disastrous. But when Rafe turns the tables on her, offering support and friendship instead of a fleeting affair, Collette finds herself tempted in ways she never could have imagined…
Author : Shana Galen
Title : An Affair With A Spare
Series : The Survivors #3
Number of pages : 416
Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date : July 3rd, 2018
Genre : Historical romance
I’ve heard such good things about this author, and I was excited to break away from the Sarina Bowen and dive into an historical with an exciting plot.
Rafe is a slutty boy spy who sleeps with women to get info. Collette is trying to rescue her father through a convoluted plan of getting some kind of cipher from Rafe’s boss. I didn’t necessarily understand that. Rafe is super gorgeous. Collette is so shy around him she seems disinterested. They’re both secretly trying to get info from one another and lying to each other.
I didn’t love Rafe. Just not my kind of hero. Also – collette made bad decisions. Repeatedly. And I couldn’t work out the nuances of what they were trying to do. Plus I dislike lying as a plot device.
It wasn’t poorly written. I could see how this book could be fun – if you’re not me.
Here he was saying everything he vowed he would never say to a woman, and she didn’t even believe him. The irony was poetic.
Shana Galen is three-time Rita award nominee and the bestselling author of fast-paced, witty, and adventurous Regency romances. Kirkus says of her books, “The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun,” and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching.” She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston’s inner city. Now she writes full time. She’s happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making.