Rachael Miles: Chasing the Heiress The Muses Salon #2

He local midwife takes mmediate charge tending to Marietta and eventually delivering her baby Having reached relative safety Colin finally allows himself to be treated as well but rather than calling someone Il in from outside hes treated by a lower servant a scullery maid by the name of Lucy who The Missing in spite of the fact that she spends her days washing dishes turns out to be a surprisingly skilled and knowledgeable healer Colin uickly discovers that she gained both those things on the battlefields of Belgium and France whence she d followed the drum with her army officer father Colins content to let her patch him up but I really could have done without the lustful thoughts about Lucy at this point the guy has been shot lost a lot of blood s n a great deal of pain and s worried about the shot pregnant woman n the next room I should have thought assessing the shagability of the scullery maid would have been the last thing on his mindThe reader The nexus is already privy to the fact that Lucys no scullery maid but s actually Lady Arabella Lucia Fairbourne a wealthy heiress fleeing from her evil relatives who are prepared to stop at nothing to gain control of her nheritance This The Mouse-Proof Kitchen is just one of severalnconsistencies that distracted me and pulled me out of the story I had to wonder how an officer s daughter was also a Lady because I don t recall Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success it being stated that her father was titled Her great aunt entrusted Lucy While I really enjoyed the first 60% of this book that last 40% was a fucking mess Plot wentn 80 different directions characters changed on a dime with little explanation and the whole evil cousin thing was resolved The Prodigal Prophet in the most anticlimactic way possible25 stars Light read Romantic suspenseThiss the second book Bloody Seoul in the The Muses Salon series and also at least as far as I can tell from Goodreads the second published book by this author I received an eARC from the publisher through Netgalleyn exchange for an honest review and I can honestly say that especially for a new author I was very Migritude impressed The three star review also shows that I did find some points for furthermprovement I won t repeat the blurb but will share my personal thoughts on how I feel about this bookI hadn t read the first book before I started this book and can say that t can be read as a stand alone although there does seem to be an ongoing storyline The story started out strong I loved the writing style I loved all the elements that were put nto play and I couldn t wait to read on and see how Truth and Nothing But it would all play out Then somewhere around the middle part of the book I found myself less and lessnvested Negotiate the best deal in the story They weren the nn n a coach n an empty hunting lodge reading playing games and I found myself waiting for the pace of the story to pick up again I loved the titbits about the games although I felt the author lost herself a bit n the telling about them When the story did pick up again t was largely focussed on the unraveling of the multiple cleverly ntertwined suspense plots However since I am a very romance focussed reader that part of the plot didn t One from None interest me much So for me less suspense would definitely be I was glad the story had an epilogue I love epilogues but sadly this one was a teaser for the next booksn this series The characters were both Im Afraid of Men interesting especially Colin and I liked reading about them throughout the book However they both started out better then they finished Colin began witty charming and smart and became almost solely motivated by honour which made for some strange behaviour at times Lucy started out as a clever self suffici nt girl fully capable of taking care of herself In the end she just seemed to wait for others to accomplish what she wanted The after effects of the asylum played a partn that but not allThe romance part started out good but kind of faded away near the end The HEA came suddenly and too easily and didn t feel truly believable at that point I needed Colin to have had to work a lot harder for Reforesting Faith it and for Lucy to have shown some of the character I know she had and to demand his groveling More showing through the POV from Colinn the conslusion would have helped Without Peggy Deans Guide to Nature Drawing and Watercolor it his actions seemed to come out of nowhere The story was pushed forward mainly through the actions of the bad guys andn part because of lack of communication I still wonder why on earth her grandmother didn t tell Lucy what was written Foursome in that letter That would have solved and prevented so many troubles Would I recommend this book Yes Especially for readersnterested Corduroys Garden in romantic suspense Will I read by this author Yes The writing was good and I want to see her grow as an author I have just awarded Ms Miles a Gold Star for her ability to write minutia for filler than any other other author I have read I think there was a storyn there somewhere Ah there was I found What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? it near the end of the book where the happily ever after was also hidden Theres one book My Father Left Me Ireland in this series and I know for a fact that the bad guys will be there They got coverage than the HH Of course now I have to finish the series If the last books like this one Antisemitism it will not take long because I can skip uickly through. 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I really felt this was a 35 stars but didn t have that option I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher n exchange for an honest review Chasing the Heiress by Rachael Miles Anabella Giggles All Night! (Annabella is book twon the The Muses Salon series It Patient Safety Ethics is the story of Lady Arabella Lucia Fairborne and Colin Somerville I have read the previous book Jilting the Duke but I found this book to be a standalone book Arabella Lucys on the run from her cousinfamily who Fat in the Fifties is out to hurtkill her Lucy pretends to be a made at a Inn where she meets Colin who has beennjured Lucy has knowledge of taking care of Kent Island injuries from her time helpingn the war So Lucy Brides, Mourners, Bacchae is assigned to help Colin Colins very much attracted to Lucy and wants to also help her since she saved his life So when he leaves to finish Born to Run is mission he takes her with him Lucys happy to get way from her problems Colin has agreed not to pressure her After the Flood into finding out whats going on with her Along the way though they can t fight their attractionbut will Lucy ever tell him what s going on I won t rate this since I only got 50 pages nto The Three Coffins (Dr. Gideon Fell, it before stopping This just wasn t for me This hero was beyond a rake for me Maybet was the laudanum that he had just taken 5 seconds prior that brought out the rake Generic in him but this story opens basically with the hero gettingnjured arriving at a coaching Campus Sexual Assault inn where the heroines hiding out as a scullery maid type she Radical Pacifism in Modern America is assigned to take care of the hero s bullet wound and hemmediately starts his campaign to get down her panties It really wasn t even Bioinformatics Methods insta lustt was just What Doesn't Kill Us: how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength instant man whoresh attempts It just struck me as ridiculous So that just threw me The Impossible Climb into a big EH and I decided to move onto another waiting on my TBR shelf The Muses Salon has a second book added tot series with a third one scheduled There was fascination with aristocrats turned soldier turned spies for the crown The adventure of making from one point to the next not knowing what was next to come around the corner Historical romance that provides that bit of Magic in the Air intri I really felt this was a 35 stars but didn t have that option I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publishern exchange for an honest review Chasing the Heiress by Rachael Miles s book two n the The Muses Salon series It La decadencia de la mentira y otros ensayos is the story of Lady Arabella Lucia Fairborne and Colin Somerville I have read the previous book Jilting the Duke but I found this book to be a standalone book Arabella Lucys on the run from her cousinfamily who Bailey Loves Essential Clinical Anatomy is out to hurtkill her Lucy pretends to be a made at a Inn where she meets Colin who has beennjured Lucy has knowledge of taking care of The Guy Who Died Twice (Detective D.D. Warren, injuries from her time helpingn the war So Lucy Remus (Marius Brothers is assigned to help Colin Colins very much attracted to Lucy and wants to also help her since she saved his life So when he leaves to finish Turning Points is mission he takes her with him Lucys happy to get way from her problems Colin has agreed not to pressure her The Secret Life of Theater into finding out whats going on with her Along the way though they can t fight their attractionbut will Lucy ever tell him what s going on Please follow reviews at the below sites I m probably being a bit mean when I only give this two stars because at times I found t an engaging enjoyable read The problem The Secret Message of Jesus is I also foundt really long was Thieme Test Prep for the USMLE® irritated by little details and got fed up of the plot switching off the romance to deal with the suspense then switching off the suspense to deal with the romance with some dullnterludes The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories in between It also had a habit of abandoning plot threads as unresolved the moment they finished their narrative purpose for this story and so while at times I enjoyed this there were plenty of other moments when I didn tColin and Lucy are okay characters I liked how competent Lucy was at the start using her battlefield training to excellent effect She also shows strength and resilience at other points which makes her admirable too However there s a trustssue that got right on my nerves It was a case of Oh How can you not trust me when I ve shown that I don t trust you either you horrible person That makes me so glad I never trusted you Now I must flounce off Separated by Duty, United in Love into danger Take that Yest serves a convenient narrative point but First Strike it doest Accelerating Possession in a really annoying way It would have been far better for Em not to have noticed Lucy and let her keep thinking the wrong thingTheres a lot going on A New Owners Guide to Boston Terriers in this novel It opens with Colin on a mission that goes very badly wrong which provides excellent opportunity for him to both meet Lucy and for her to show off her skills It also means they have to spend lots of time together and continue to do so for a good portion of the novel This would have been finef that plot hadn t then been abandoned because first Romance Then Lucy Problems It made all the fuss and bother seem pointless and uite frankly didn t do poor Marietta much justiceAs for Lucy s troubles as The Hideaway interesting as they were and unexpectedly dark at times they dragged on rather a bit Especially when you think they re over but no Like a pantomime villain they return when you least expect Except you do expect because the characters do something stupidly out of character so you knowt s going to go wrong Add I Want a Dog in Lady Arabella Lucia Fairborne has no need of a husband She has a finenheritance for the taking a perfectly capable mind and a resolve as tough as nails But what she doesn't have New Bad Girl in Town is the freedom to defy her cousin's will and his wills to see her married mmediately to the husban.

He really rushed ending and you may begin to understand my frustrations There s also a lot of build up around Em s character none of which s expanded upon or explained such as what on earth was all that about Adam And what happened with Bess You can t throw all that emotion nto the mix and then just forget about tThen there are the little details the freuent mention of Colin wearing pants and even leggings the Men of Sunday idea that the baby has the lungs of a moose not very 19th century England and holding a poker like a cricket bats only scary London if you re aiming for someone s knees or fighting off a horde of Borrowers A cricket bats not the same as a baseball bat because cricket Bid My Soul Farewell (Give the Dark My Love, is not the same as baseballOh and titles Why are the titles wrong There s clearly been so much research putnto this book about many different things like word puzzles ways to drug people or kill them slowly over time and nefarious shipping schemes but not courtesy titles apparently It s not that hard to grasp Job it reallysn t Precedent With Passion Collection is the tricky thing but titles are easy Except notn this book Colin the younger son of a duke Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics is referred to as Lord Somerville and Mr Somerville but never once correctly as Lord Colin nor are his brothers given their correct courtesy titles either And I m totally confused about Em I don t even know what title her father holds but I ll give the author the benefit of the doubt and say he s an earl or highern which case Lady Em Lena is fine but Lady Whateveritwassn t because her father Leaking Laffs Between Pampers and Depends is still alive I m pretty sure Lucy shouldn t have a title either unless there s another family title floating around thats passed down the female line since there s all the fuss about her aunt s estate and her cousin The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps is a lordSon all a rather frustrating read There s plenty going on Maigret and the Pickpocket if you like suspensen your historicals and there La scurit des Franais is a sweetish romance buried amongstt all at first but to be honest t rritated me too often for me to enjoy t Over long with too many tangled threads that were rarely tied up I found the first third much engaging than the rest while the rushed ending left me feeling largely unsatisfied I might be nterested Unicorns Are Real! in reading about Em sometime but so many things were left unresolved and hanging that I m kind of too annoyed to find out I received a free copy of this bookn exchange for an honest review This s a story of resilience redemption and hope Ms Miles had me rooting for her characters from the start Colin and Lucy are each trying to fulfill missions his to the crown and hers to her Aunt and they decide to work together Colin needs her for his health and Lucy needs his family connections and his determination As they help each other they realize they are better together than apart They each have secrets that they try to keep from the other Eventually they share their secrets and that leads to ssues that they need to overcome There are other characters Toy Story 4 Deluxe Step Into Reading in the story that have secrets and those lead to attempts on both Colin and Lucy s lives Those same secrets threaten Lucy s livelihood and her positionn the ton The evil characters are wonderfully nasty and one I am still trying to figure out I am hoping he will be revealed n the next book n the seriesThis The Night Library is the secondn the Muses Salon series The Backwash of War it can be read as a standalone book but the charactersn Colin s family are richer Life and Death in Rikers Island if you have read JILTING THE DUKE first The Muses Salons mentioned toward the end and left me hoping for Ecology and Conservation of the Diamond-Backed Terrapin interaction regardingt The NASA Space Shuttle Manual ideas Bluffers Guide to Journalism intriguing but sot has not been given any real substance I am hoping the salon gets underway Captain Scarlet Manual in the next book and they can show the ton the strong women they are and so some outrageous things Lucy s strength and determination to follow through on her missions wonderful and I really loved her characterI received a complimentary copy of this book Healing Gotham in exchange for my honest review Reviewed for the blog Buried Under Romance I ve given this a C at AAR so that s 35 starsWhen I reviewed Rachael Miles d but Jilting the Duke earlier this year I noted that the author had crafted an entertaining story featuring engaging protagonists and a well developed central romance thatn spite of a few reservations had been a compelling read overall As a result I was eagerly looking forward to Chasing the Heiress the follow up book which was to tell the story of another of the Somerville brothers who like his older brother Vigilant Memory is a former soldier turned agent for the Crown Unfortunately however I came away from this one a little disappointedDespite an exciting fast paced opening the story drags somewhat until wellnto the second half the romance never really catches fire and while the protagonists start out as fairly engaging by the end of the book they have both become a little blandThat exciting opening I spoke of sees Colin Somerville escorting a very pregnant young woman a princess from a lesser European state and cousin of the Prince Regent across the English countryside Rugby Union Manual in order to get her to safetyn London When the carriage Kucers the Use of Antibiotics Sixth Edition is waylaid Mariettas shot and Colin Black Hawk is similarly wounded but manages to get them to the nearestnn where the capable landlady who Frontiers of Propulsion Science (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, is also fortunately D of his choosing Sos Il matematico indiano it any wonder that she dresses herself as a scullery maid and boltsnto the night Colin Somerville's current mission for the home office s going poorly Who would have expected otherwise for a rakish spy tasked with transporting a baby to the care of the

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Rachael Miles has always loved a good romance especially one with a bit of suspense and preferably a ghost She was also a professor of book history and nineteenth century literature whose students freuently found themselves reading the novels of Ann Radcliffe and other gothic tales A native Texan Rachael lives in upstate NY with her indulgent husband three rescued dogs and an ancient cat Ra