[Caught in the Act] Free ¸ Betina Krahn
Superb romance and this one is no exception It intriguing fast paced and has great depth She describes accurately the Elizabethan age and uses anguage has great She describes accurately the Elizabethan age and uses anguage uotes from the classics and detailed descriptions to capture the feeling of 16th century England You might want to read the Author s Note first And she does it all very well even adding her own original poetry for a clever touch I have come to ove her novels and uneuivocally recommend this oneThe story tells of young innocent Merrie Straffen an orphan and only recently aware she is the granddaughter of an earl who is now dead She was raised by a kindly couple who taught her the classics and to read in Latin and Greek The old earl s estate is run by a family of scheming servants and a solicitor who wants to remain in charge of her fortune So they plot to wed her to a man they can be sure will remain in London and eave Merrie to them to control They pick a known rake Gentleman Jack Huntington and offer him 500 pounds a year to wed her consummate the marriage and
Then Hie Off To hie off to Before Merrie even meets the man she s been betrothed to she inadvertently observes him in the act of making ove to a married countess In her attempt to avoid a marriage to an adulterer Merrie who is a very talented and beautiful young woman makes herself out to be a complete dolt But Jack is soon on to her and is determined to have her From the start to the finish this is a well told tale that will keep you turning pages It could have been called When a Rake Woos a Reluctant Lady for that is the story He s a handsome rake who Chuck and Danielle loves women and is undone by a young innocent s brilliance and goodness And she is growing up and becoming an amazing woman at a turbulent time in England s history Get this one. Bling knaves a daring thief of hearts and an innocent yet ingenious young beauty will be undone by the most delectable treachery of all rapturous irresistibleove.
Summary Caught in the ActRrie cannot stay with this wonderful couple who ove her You see she s a romance heroine and for this story to work there must be some kind of tension That tension comes in the form of a crafty family of servants and a conniving solicitor tension comes in the form of a crafty family of servants and a conniving solicitor villains have a plan They have been skimming money from the estate of their doddering employer an earl for years And then what does this earl do He dies Well what can these crafty villains do They can pretend that he is still alive w This was one of the first romance novels I ever read and I still pick it up every now and then just for old times sake It s bawdy it s romantic it s smartI can t say enough about it What I ove most is the hero Gentleman
Jack For once we get a rouge who doesn t treatFor once we get a rouge who doesn t treat ike dirt He worships women and understands them He s a Gray Bishop ladies man in the best sense and I fell inove with him and I can see how his innocent bride falls so easily for him Merrie Straffen is one of my favorite heroines Her naivete in matters of ove and sex are counterbalanced by her great intelligence and spirit I wish there could be heroines out there that are both beautiful and smart without being irritaingly perfect A great read if you can find it If you oved the glamour and passion of the Showtime series THE TUDORS but couldn t stand the way all the brightest most spirited female characters met horrible deaths this is the book for you Surprisingly funny at times with interesting Hh It was a treat to read and the hero is swoon worthy with some very sexy scenarios Be sure to read the authors note first as it gives you the meanings of some of the words commonly used at that time period in Elizabethan England which is at the end of the book Wonderful Elizabethan Love StoryKrahn knows how to write. Us unexpected turn when emotional debts come due SWEET REWARDS In a Tudor England teeming with intrigues and absurdities in a hotbed of scheming scoundrels and bum. ,
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The First Reason I M Taking Thisfirst reason I m taking this Half Price Books to sell I understand that it was a different time and a different anguage but if reading this book was ike a drinking game I would die of alcohol poisoning from all the annoying overused words It was an ok story the characters were Liar likeable enough but I found myself skipping paragraphs just to get to something interesting It s always so refreshing to open a Betina Krahn book and I ve always had fond memories of two of her early works Caught in the Act and its seuel Behind Closed Doors However you know how memories are In this case they were correct It was a joy to reread Caught in the Act tempered with aittle melancholy because Ms Krahn seems to be taking a rest from writing As much as we readers sometime forget authors are human beings too sometimes their personal Noir lives hit bumps in the roads justike the rest of us Ms Krahn went through some very rough times not too Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are long ago but now herife seems to be on the sunny side once againso maybe she will pick up that pencil or hit that keyboard and gift us with some bright sparkly workNow to the book Caught in the Act takes place in Tudor England during the ast days the book Caught in the Act takes place in Tudor England during the ast days sparkly workNow to the book Caught in the Act takes place in Tudor England during the Circumstantial Evidence last days Mary Tudor s reign Any student of history will tell you that Mary s reign was full of dark dangerous scary intrigue Not only in the court but also in the countryside which is where most of this story takes place Our heroine Merrie is an orphan who has been raised by an older couple They haveoved Merrie and given her free range with her inuisitive mind While she may be a total innocent in some ways she is intelligent beyond her years She speaks Latin and Greek reads classical books and is what one would call a Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers learned woman But Me. SECRET PLACES A shockingiaison accidentally observed opens floodgates of deception and desire HIDDEN COSTS A rogue's game of passionate betrayal takes an audacio. ,