Friday, September 9, 2016

No Place for a Dame


Today's post is on No Place for a Dame by Connie Brockway. It is the third in her Royal Agents series but you do not have to have read the first two to understand the story. It is 278 pages long and is published by Montlake Romance. The cover has Avery looking beautiful on it. The intended reader is someone who likes historical romance and humor. There is some mild language, sex, and violence in this book. The story is told from the third person close of the two main characters. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Beautiful, bold and brilliant, Avery dreams of becoming a member of the Royal Astronomical Society—and the only way she can join the all-male society is to disguise herself as a boy. After helping Giles, Lord Strand, escape a disastrous engagement, she is certain he will assist in her daring masquerade. No lady would ever come up with such a preposterous scheme, and no gentleman would accept…but fortunately for Avery, Giles is no gentleman.
A bargain is struck between the stargazing adventuress and society's most sophisticated lord. He will sponsor her as his prodigy, and she will cover for him as he hunts London's darkest warrens for a missing colleague from his shadowy past. But time and again Giles finds his quest compromised by his fierce and unwise attraction to the lovely girl who, though no lady, may well be the one dame to finally unlock the secrets of his heart.

Review-  A delightfully fun read. I really liked the two main characters and the plot in general but the spy parts were just odd to me. They felt very shoehorned in to just add drama to the series where it was not needed. The main characters themselves are more than dramatic enough. Strand is quite funny but of course he does not see it that way. Avery is very interesting character and she is driving force behind everything that happens in the plot. The reason that Strand is able to move into the future, the reason her friends grow, and so much more. She is the reason for the whole book. I loved that.

I give this book a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.