A most delicious challenge…
Experience has taught Emily Shaw that men are best avoided, so she’s determined to take her place in society alone and unrestrained by marriage. Renting a room in the heart of London, she establishes a Women’s League to promote equality between the sexes and teach women to be independent.
Jasper St David isn’t looking for distractions, but he’s fascinated by beautiful, fiercely opinionated Emily when she moves into the office above his. And when he learns of her determination never to succumb to male charms, he can’t help but see it as a challenge! After all, Jasper’s always found nothing more tantalising than the thrill of the chase…
Told through the perspectives of two strong willed, forward thinking 19th century members of the aristocracy. Undone by His Kiss is a spell bounding historical romance that has you hooked from the very beginning. What I loved most about this book was the characters. Sometimes when reading historical books particularly romance you find the writers are that determined to get historical facts right and stick to their planned storyline they forget about the characters. Not Anabelle Bryant. Here we have a writer who has developed characters that bring this novel to life. Each character is their own person that readers can relate to and begin to see and imagine in this world that Anabelle has created. It really shone through for me in some of the minor characters but who could forget our protagonists Emma and Jasper.
Emma and Jasper have an inner strength that most can only wish for. This really ran through the entirety of the book and gave it that edge that really made me enjoy reading it and kept me excited to continue reading each chapter. Probably another reason that attracted me to the book is the fact that yes there was romance (boy was there romance) but each character had their own storyline and characteristics separate that defined them, which I find that a lot of romance books in their quest to create the ultimate romance story lose.
This is the first book I have read by Anabelle Bryant and I will definitely be looking out for other ones written by her as well. Truly a talented writer.
I will end it here before I continue gushing about this book, believe me I could easily do it. I can only say now that you should all read Undone By His Kiss! Please give it a go!
- Genre- Historical Romance
- Release Date- 6th August 2015
- Recommendation Level- 4/5
About the Author
Anabelle began reading at age three and never stopped. Her passion for reading soon turned into a passion for writing and an author was born. Happy to grab a suitcase if it ensures a new adventure, Anabelle finds endless inspiration in travel, especially imaginary jaunts into Regency England, a far cry from her home in New Jersey. Instead, her clever characters live out her daydreams because really, who wouldn’t want to dance with a handsome duke or kiss a wicked earl?
Though teaching keeps her grounded, photography, running and writing, counterbalance her wanderlust. Often found with her nose in a book, Anabelle earned her Master’s Degree and is completing her Doctorate Degree in education. Thrilled to be an author for Harlequin’s Carina line, Anabelle’s historical romances are character driven. She strives to provide a heartfelt connection between her hero, heroine, and the reader, believing the emotional journey on the path to true love is the most important bond. Clever secondary characters and lively conversation keep the pages turning.