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taralynee5 Stars Out Of 5I wanted to savor it but couldn't wait for more!June 24, 2018taralyneeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Melanie Dickerson is one of my go-to favorites. She dominates both my Audible library and a good portion of my physical bookshelf.
I like to think that the heroines in her Recency Spies of London series and those in Jane Austen's novels would be great friends. I can just picture Lizzy Bennett or Catherine Morland running around with Felicity, Julia, and Leorah, and getting caught up in all sorts of suspense and intrigue.
A Dangerous Engagement is such a fast-moving book. This whole series keeps me on the edge of my seat in anticipation and... what's the word?... almost holding my breath, if that gives you a good idea. I sit there reading (or listening), and it's as if I'm in the room spying with the characters and just waiting for someone to discover what we're doing.
This story captured my attention completely, and I couldn't have enjoyed it more. It was beautifully written with spunky, fun characters. Anna Parker-Naples did a fabulous job reading it. I always am excited to see her name on an audio book.
What food best describes this book? Probably a deep, rich chocolate cake. Something that you want to savor yet can't wait to take another bite.
MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Dangerous EngagementJanuary 13, 2018MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I thoroughly enjoyed A Dangerous Engagement, Felicity Mayson's story. She was a supporting character in the first two books of this series. Now it's her turn for romance and for inadvertently becoming involved in intrigue that becomes quite dangerous. One of thirteen children, her merchant father cannot bestow a large dowry on her so she is spurned by young men (or their mothers) who might otherwise find her quite fetching. She receives an invitation from Lady Blackstone (who had been married to Felicity's uncle before his death) to visit her country home. Her aunt, Miss Appleby, accompanies her. Lady Blackstone is certain that her protege, Oliver Ratley, who is wealthy enough so a small dowry doesn't matter, would be the perfect husband for Felicity. He seems quite appealing at first, and Felicity is rather naive, so when he proposes after only a few days, she accepts. That was one of the times I wanted to shake her and say, "What are you thinking!" As she finds out more of what is going on at the estate, she questions her judgement too, to her credit. Among the other guests at the house is Philip McDowell, though he is using the last name of Merrick, since he is a government agent working under cover. Since Felicity is appalled at what the group is planning, she agrees to help Philip while still pretending to be in love with Ratley and support the revolutionaries. There is action, suspense, romance, and even some humor that make this a book not easy to put down.
BethErinILAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Intriguing suspense with sweet romance!December 24, 2017BethErinILAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Our favorite regency ladies have been weighing the cost of waiting for love against the benefits of marrying for financial security since Lizzy and Jane. Unfortunately, not all gentlemen are Darcys and Bingleys, reader friends!
Felicity Mason is just about the sweetest girl-next-door yall can imagine. Shes also a tad bit naive, bless her heart. Phillip McDowell is our resident undercover spy but hes no James Bond. Hes a natural at keeping his cool, highly trained, and completely devoted to his monarch and country.
Dickerson draws readers into the suspenseful plot and softens the edges with a sweet romance. This is an excellent conclusion to a wonderful series!
I borrowed this title. The opinions expressed are my own.
Espan Rose5 Stars Out Of 5Danger, Intrigue, and RomanceOctober 31, 2017Espan RoseQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5From the first page, this book draws you in and doesn't let you go as it takes you on a roller coaster of a journey. I love Melanie Dickerson's stories, and this one does not disappoint. While it isan enjoyable Regency-Romance, it is also a bit of a thriller, blending the two into a unique, and very intriguing, read. Felicity's life is simple, and as only one of numerous children, her prospects for marrying well are slim. But, when she's invited to a house party, and introduced to a man who's taken by her, it seems her life is looking up. Until she unknowingly stumbles into one of the biggest plots against the government. Phillip is honorable, and driven by duty to remove these insurrectionists, but he didn't plan on meeting Felicity, nor finding himself drawn to her. But, when she proves herself, he begins to realize that it will take the both of them to save England, and each other. I loved the romance here, especially the foils of Phillip and Felicity's first suitor, Ratley. And the character development not only of Felicity and Phillip, but some of the side characters, really help bring this story to life. It had me at the edge of my seat from the moment I picked it up until the last page, and I highly recommend it for anyone wanting a light thriller mixed with a beautiful romance.
oktobemeOklahomaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5GreatSeptember 25, 2017oktobemeOklahomaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Melanie is such a wonderful author. I love her books! I've read all of them and eagerly anticipate the next one. "A Dangerous Engagement" takes you to the brink of danger. Felicity needs a husband but is on her way to spinsterhood until a aunt sends for her. Hoping that the man her aunt thinks will be a good marriageable match will be just that, a good match. The danger begins to surface after dead bodies are found, late night excursions, and an Aunt who seems to be two different people. Felicity soon gets her whole world shook up as the truth surfaces for the strange and dangerous behavior. She joins forces with Philip for survival. What will happen? Read the book!!!
I received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own.