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Julia Quinn can (in my experience so far) be counted on for moderately suspenseful plots and for enjoyable friction (no double entendre intended) between her protagonists, and this book is no exception. The story leans toward the Instalove end of the spectrum, which is not my preferred trope, but the characters, secondary as well as primary, are nicely drawn (with the possible exception of the two-dimensionally villainous Oliver).
I loved it. It’s really 4 1/2. It just misses being a five because it didn’t make me cry, but it’s funny and moving and creative and sexy, and really funny, did I mention that? Yeah. It’s funny. And a little scary. Just great fun all around. Blake and James are terrific. I’m sorry there are only two of these. I could read a whole series of the adventures of these two handsome guys, married or not. Enjoy.
Caroline is within 6 weeks of her 21st birthday and subsequently, her freedom, when her guardian seeks to ruin her in an effort to keep her fortune in his family. Her only choice is to run away, putting her in the path of Blake Ravenscroft. In a case of mistaken identity, Blake believes Caroline to be a treasonous spy. He imprisons her in his home and summons his partner, James, to assist in the interrogation. Thus begins "To Catch an Heiress." I don't think it's any great secret that Blake and Caroline find themselves inexplicably drawn to each other, despite the fact that he at first believes her to be a dangerous traitor. Although the plot is sometimes ridiculously simplistic and predictable, the laugh-out-loud funny antics, witty dialogue, and tender love scenes save the novel from an obscure fate. It is a rather pleasant and enjoyable read. Blake and Caroline are both wounded in different ways, and they both have to learn to trust each other. Don't expect it to be realistic, but more like a fairy tale, and you will be delighted. I really enjoy the other characters, especially the servants. I can't wait until James finds his happily-ever-after in the next book.
I love the bickering back and forth... You could feel the Sparks flying!! Caroline is an heiress who will inherit her money on her 21 birthday just a few weeks away.... Her guardian has other plans.... So she escapes in the night. Only to be captured by Blake.. He works for the war office.. In a case of mistaken identity, Blake thinks she is a master spy! She decides to let him think she is so she can have a safe place to hide till her birthday! Then the Sparks begin to fly!!! I found myself unable to put it down and giggling!!!
Enjoyable story where the majority of the story is focused on interactions between the two main characters, Caroline and Blake. After a long string of uncaring and cruel guardians, Caroline simply wishes to escape until she can gain her inheritance and hopes someday there will be someone in her life who cares about her. Due to a case of mistaken identity, Caroline meets Blake. He isn't heart whole but perhaps Caroline is just what he needs to fix it.
Enjoyable but not as in other books this writer has shared. It didn't hold my interest as others have. However I do like this writer and have enjoyed many of her books. It is a romantic novel with a twist. Any reader who likes twist sill enjoy this book.
I loved this book! It was wonderful! I felt some parts lagged a bit and that the scene was longer than needed but it was still a great book. The characters were funny and believable and I loved them. Great read!
An unlikely match makes the must entertaining romances. The story starts with a dark beginning, which leads to a confusion of identity and ends with a love match. Once again Quinn writes another spell binding story.