A sexy assassin, a Scotsman, and two lobsters attend a Victorian house party.
New York Times best selling author Gail Carriger brings you a charming stand alone love story set in her wildly popular Parasolverse.
Lady Preshea Villentia, the Mourning Star, has four dead husbands and a nasty reputation. Fortunately, she looks fabulous in black. What society doesn't know is that all her husbands were marked for death by Preshea's employer. And Preshea has one final assignment.
It was supposed to be easy, a house party with minimal bloodshed. Preshea hadn't anticipated Captain Gavin Ruthven – massive, Scottish, quietly irresistible, and… working for the enemy.
In a battle of wits, Preshea may risk her own heart – a terrifying prospect, as she never knew she had one.
From the bestselling author of the Parasol Protectorate series. May contain plaid, appearances from favorite characters, and the strategic application of leather gloves.
Contains men pleasing women, and ladies who know what they want and ask for it, sometimes in detail.
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Following the villainess we love to hate--or at least critique--from the Finishing School series (not required reading to enjoy the this latest) Carriger takes us on an exciting jaunt through the English countryside. Vampires, werewolves, subterfuge, attractive Scotsmen, and tiny tea sandwiches, what more could one want? "Delightfully Deadly" way to spend an afternoon, can't wait for more of these little gems!
Gail Carriger give us lots of steamy fun when an assassin/intelligencer trained in a famous floating finishing school meets a large Scotsman who only wants to please her.
Ms. Carriger does it again. This is another rich mixture of the absurd, the comic and the suspenseful. The characters, despite their fantastical dimensions, hold our attention with their core humanity.
Romance, without the bodice ripping, can remind the reader that the 'novel' began as a venue for exploring the emotional realm of life. Wry humor is a big part of surviving.
Read this book. It's a joy.