The Trouble with Misbehaving
Genre: Historical Romance
Love, Betrayal and Redemption
Calista ‘CC’ Collins is used to being the talk of the town. With her scandalous past she’s learnt the hard way that a woman needs to be strong to get what she wants in a man’s world. And what she wants is the infamous Captain Beauford Tollier—roguish son of an earl, notorious blockade-runner and all-round knave of the seas.
However, Captain Beau is not one to be cajoled—he is done with the dangerous sea life and ready to follow the life of the straight and narrow. But with many powerful forces circling around him, Beau doesn’t stand a chance…
Now CC is a girl after my own heart! Talk about a miss independent, she is a fabulous prime example of cunning, smarts and beauty! All I can say here, is poor Beau he never saw her coming…
Inside I am laughing!
We have romance, action, adventure, spies, blockades, the american civil war and a slew of bad guys… each worse than the other! The Trouble with Misbehaving was just plain awesome! I am actually happy to have been given the chance to review a few for the blog in these past weeks and this one is definitely one I am not going to forget anytime soon!
The characters are so wonderful, especially CC, I touched a bit on her in my intro as she is really so complex and layered and really fantastic! That is pretty much one badass woman! As our male lead, Beau was pretty dashing too; he has endured tragedy and some of his interactions and reactions to CC are funny. Those two managed to make me laugh a number of times and it is really lovely as some of the surrounding settings are very dark and even deadly.
As I was digging in Goodreads, I realised that there was another book of the same series (I guess!) which is called The Trouble with Seduction. I am not sure if the book has characters in common but I am going to give it a go, as I really loved and enjoyed Victoria’s energetic writing style.
I really enjoyed The Trouble with Misbehaving and I highly recommend it!
Clutching her elbow, he led her across the manicured lawn into a copse of trees.
What are you do—”
He swung them behind a tree and peered out. Whatever she wanted to talk about suddenly lost importance. The villains following him were the more immediate problem.
“Shhhh.” He pressed a finger to her lips.
Two men in top hats stepped off the gravel path and picked their way across the lawn.
Beau marched C.C. deeper into the grove around trees and shrubs. Then through an archway of fragrant vines to a fountain struggling to reflect hazy moonlight. They needed to stay quiet and hidden.
“Before you drag me any further into the bushes—”
Didn’t the woman know the meaning of shhhh? She would give away their hiding place if he didn’t do something quick. He pulled her to him and covered her mouth with his. Mint and vanilla filled his senses.
Her sweet, almost maidenly response surprised him. No, she probably wasn’t a tart. Just a hasty stolen kiss, yet he couldn’t help appreciate the tantalizing fit of her supple lips under his and how her body softened against him. His heart stammered and launched into a faster beat. Lifting his head, he gazed about her bewildered, upturned countenance, breathlessly poised for a man’s kisses. Hmm, not entirely a maiden either.
Perhaps another quick kiss would clarify matters?
Award winning, historical romance author, VICTORIA HANLEN, has worked at a wide range of jobs, from fashion, to corporate business, to treading the boards of stage and professional opera. A lifelong writer, she once put her skills to use in PR and advertising. But her favorite form of writing is happily-ever-afters spiced with a dash of wit and a page-turning mystery. Victoria and her husband live in rural New England surrounded by a host of wildlife.
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