[Reading] ➷ A Tryst With Trouble Author Alyssa Everett – Shiningweb.info

A Tryst With Trouble I really enjoyed this one, provided by netgalley I d read another one by this author Ruined by Rumor, and enjoyed it, but found it a bit lacking The heroine annoyed me a bit and the plot was too predictable With this one, I didn t have those issues at all.So what did I enjoy The hero and heroine are just wonderful Both of them And, quite frankly, how often can you say that you really enjoy reading about both main protagonists in a romance You know how sometimes heroines are described as I really enjoyed this one, provided by netgalley I d read another one by this author Ruined by Rumor, and enjoyed it, but found it a bit lacking The heroine annoyed me a bit and the plot was too predictable With this one, I didn t have those issues at all.So what did I enjoy The hero and heroine are just wonderful Both of them And, quite frankly, how often can you say that you really enjoy reading about both main protagonists in a romance You know how sometimes heroines are described as feisty in a Regency romance, but really the sum total of their feistiness is daring to wear red, or something equally pathetic Well, not this one She is really a lady, knows what s proper, but has a bit of a mouth on her, and resorts to knee in groin when required The hero is a great match for her Built like a brick outhouse, a veritable Adonis, but essentially upright, uptight and efficient The writing Oh, the writing is wonderful The author uses the POVs of both the heroine and the hero and it s just superb I don t know whyauthors don t give this format a go, because it just works so brilliantly Also, it s refreshing to find an author not afraid to put in a few choice euphemisms, and yet also essentially close the door on all but a couple of intimate moments The sexy stuff is cheeky rather than sexy smutty, and I rather enjoyed the naughty light touch for a change The other characters normally the secondary characters can be rather insipid, but there are enough interesting ones in this book to keep the whole thing chugging along very nicely The hero s father, for example, is rud to be homosexual, not something which is usually included in Regency romances at all, and although it is essentially handled with a slightly comic touch, it didn t feel uncomfortable as a reader It was handled really well.What didn t I like so much Hmm Have to think about that one and get back to it, because honestly, I can t think of one thing I didn t like.5 stars It was amazing Can t wait to read the next one by this author A Tryst with Trouble was just a fun regency mad caper story, With two at times a two hard headed leads whom both have something to lose and something to win by solving the death Marquess of Beningbrough or just Ben has had to dodge rumors of his father s homosexuality, creating a cold shield around himself to protect himself from the harsh words throw at him Barbara has always felt she s played second fiddle to her prettier sister Because of her firey looks and her smarts, she s always fel A Tryst with Trouble was just a fun regency mad caper story, With two at times a two hard headed leads whom both have something to lose and something to win by solving the death Marquess of Beningbrough or just Ben has had to dodge rumors of his father s homosexuality, creating a cold shield around himself to protect himself from the harsh words throw at him Barbara has always felt she s played second fiddle to her prettier sister Because of her firey looks and her smarts, she s always felt to be looked over When the sudden death of a sneaky footman, Ben and Barbara square off, with Ben s cousin taking the blame for the murder and Barbara s sister knowing the footman There sthen meets the eye in the whole situation and it s up to them to figure it out while trying not to kill one another or become overcome with the firey passion between them This was just plain old fashion fun read You have two fun characters that have misunderstandings, don t see eye to eye but it it alot of fun to see them both fighting the attraction Both have their hidden scars from their pasts and the walls they hide behind The author did a great job of writing how Ben came to terms with his Father s past and Barbara not hiding her brains and just being herself There were alot of laugh out load moments that had me rolling with laughter and each moment with solid gold Although it was a tad disappointing with all the sexual tension between Ben and Barbara we re never given a good sex scene Still this was a small complaint to the overall fun I had with this wonderful debut Do you think you can stand Of course I can stand, Ben said irritably I told you, it s only a scratch Ah, yes How fortunate the ball hit your head instead of some part of your body you actually use Dogged For Years By Painful Gossip About His Father S Homosexuality, The Marquess Of Beningbrough Ben, To His Friends Has Protected Himself By Becoming The Ultimate Man S Man Passed Over By Suitor After Suitor In Favor Of Her Pretty But Vapid Younger Sister, Clever, Forthright Lady Barbara Jeffords Has Reached The Disappointing Conclusion Most Men Are Shallow, Boorish Clods When A Philandering Footman Turns Up Dead, The Two Square Off He S Sure She S Determined To Pin The Crime On His Hapless Young Cousin, While She Thinks He Means To Shift The Blame To Her Sister To Find The Real Killer, Ben And Barbara Must Declare A Truce That Threatens To Expose Both Their Buried Insecurities And Their Growing Desire For Each Other 4.5 starsThe Marquess of Beningbrough or Ben for short has tried for many years to prove that he s not like his father, a notorious homosexual He indulges in lightskirts, boxing and other manly pursuits in order to prove his manliness However, it becomes obvious pretty soon to the reader, that behind his facade Ben is a decent and honorable man, deeply devoted to his family and friends His devotion to family is the reason he gets involved in trying to solve a murder that took place inside H 4.5 starsThe Marquess of Beningbrough or Ben for short has tried for many years to prove that he s not like his father, a notorious homosexual He indulges in lightskirts, boxing and other manly pursuits in order to prove his manliness However, it becomes obvious pretty soon to the reader, that behind his facade Ben is a decent and honorable man, deeply devoted to his family and friends His devotion to family is the reason he gets involved in trying to solve a murder that took place inside Helen Jeffords his cousin Teddy s fiance house a murder for which Teddy steps in to take the blame when it becomes apparent that his fiance will get accused Now Ben is determined to find the real murderer in order to get his cousin cleared Equally determined that her sister won t get the blame instead, is Helen s sister, Barbara Barbara at 24 years of age, is considered almost a spinster, with a prickly, feisty and outspoken nature that hasn t helped her gain any suitors.Barbara and Ben initially clash swords, but soon agree to work on this case together for the sake of their respective families Thethey work together though, thecomplicated their relationship gets, as they begin to admire each other s devotion to family and intelligence along with courage This admiration of course leads to attraction but as soon as things begin to get interesting between them, the murderer ups the ante and they have to fight for their lives and their newfound trust to each other is put to the test.To say that this book is ground breaking material would be a lie It would not be a lie though to say that it was charming, witty, fast paced and a true delight to read In a way, it reminded me of Julia Quinn s books, with the easy camaraderie between the protagonists, their witty banter, the feisty but wallflower heroine and the likable hero That is not to say that the writing style or the plots are similar it s not A Tryst with Trouble is written in the hero s and heroine s respective POV first person , which though it took me a few pages to get used to, didn t put me off in the end, while the mystery is a major part of the story What thrilled me most besides the humorous, witty dialogues was seeing their relationship evolve from dislike to admiration in a way that actually made sense, and how the attraction developed to love after they d spent some time together and got to know each other.In short, I loved reading this book and if I had one minor complain, would be the lack of a good sex scene Though there are a few sensual scenes, we never get to follow the heroes in the bedroom However, I don t generally mind lack of sex in my books, so I wasn t particularly peeved with this Had it not been for the fact that I m mainly a fan of angstier, darker romances, this would be a solid 5 stars romance for me A wonderful debut and a writer to watch out for in the future ARC provided by NetGalley A Tryst with Trouble was a historical romance novel that made me laugh, kept me interested with the storyline centered on a mystery murder, and dealt effectively with issues such as sexuality, insecurity, and devotion to family The CharactersBen, otherwise known as The Marquess of Beningbrough, is a proud man trying to prove to society that he is not like his father Ben s father, a married man, is a well known homosexual Ben, tortured in school because of his father s homosexuality, has put u A Tryst with Trouble was a historical romance novel that made me laugh, kept me interested with the storyline centered on a mystery murder, and dealt effectively with issues such as sexuality, insecurity, and devotion to family The CharactersBen, otherwise known as The Marquess of Beningbrough, is a proud man trying to prove to society that he is not like his father Ben s father, a married man, is a well known homosexual Ben, tortured in school because of his father s homosexuality, has put up a wall, and assumes the worst of all people Ben thinks if someone looks at him wrong, says the wrong thing, it s because he is his father s son.Barbara is a strong willed, smart, stubborn, unique beauty who speaks her mind but also has a heart of gold She lives with Helen, her sister Barbara is extremely insecure because her father has spent too much of his life comparing Barbara s stubborn personality to Helen s lady like manner The father s comments, while not intending to be malicious, come across to Barbara as hurtful and as a result, Barbara truly believes there is no possible man out there for her.The Story While Barbara s sister may come across as lady like, in reality, she is a schemer She is the central character in a murder mystery that brings Barbara and Ben together to solve it Ben is the cousin to Helen s fianc e.While Barbara and Ben start off as mere partners in trying to solve the mystery for their families, what develops is a serious physical attraction, and eventually a mutual respect and love for each other Unfortunately, their own insecurities cause severe doubt for about 80% of the book, in each other s motives, and the result is a bounty of misunderstandings Because of this, the reader is peppered with scenes that involve anger between Ben and Barbara and resulting action that should not have occurred but for simple communication between the two It became very frustrating to me how often the two main characters chose to assume the other s feelings thoughts rather than simply ask.The relationship between Ben and his father was a big part of this book and I felt the author did a good job handling a sensitive topic The resolution was great and I was super happy that the author chose this route.The dialogue was witty Ben reacting to his over protective mother s desire to keep him safe from EVERYTHINGYes, yes, I realize as much The night air is unhealthy, and I could meet up with felons or low women with the pox, to say nothing of the possibility that a hitherto undiscovered volcano might suddenly erupt and bury me in ash before I reach Piccadilly The sexual tension was through the roof and often humorous at the same time Ben trying to convince Barbara that he finds her beautifulGive me your hand, he said What Why Do you have to argue with everything Chastened, I gave him my hand He set it through the worsted wool of his coat, there was no mistaking the heavy thumping of his heart I nodded Do you think my pulse always hammers that way I don t know I gulped, afraid to let myself believe I was the cause You might have a heart condition OverallI liked how the mystery evolved, and I was very happy with the overall ending except for one small detail The author left out the sex scene There was so much sexual tension, plenty of kissing, and even a few scenes which involvedthan kissing but no sex Oh well.3.5 out of 5 stars It was very well written, very engaging and entertaining story I love very part of it Imo, romance books with include suspence are not very successful At least, I haven t read a good one until this one.It s official now, Alyssa Everett is a winer and one of favorites authors in HR genre for me. 2.5 stars.I like Everett a lot This, I believe, was her debut and she s writing better than this now and, thank sweet Jesus and all the elves, has left the first person behind I dislike the first person generally but in a historical it really doesn t work You re just never going to get into the head of someone from the nineteenth century It s hard enough in third person, let alone opening yourself up to having to examine their introspection moment to moment There were also elements which fe 2.5 stars.I like Everett a lot This, I believe, was her debut and she s writing better than this now and, thank sweet Jesus and all the elves, has left the first person behind I dislike the first person generally but in a historical it really doesn t work You re just never going to get into the head of someone from the nineteenth century It s hard enough in third person, let alone opening yourself up to having to examine their introspection moment to moment There were also elements which felt totally off No one describes what their mother looks like to themselves in their head If you re going to write first person you have to be careful how you tackle description and so on In contemporaries you can just skip it because we all know what an iPhone looks like or the Empire State Building etc, there s less world creation than when you re having to write an historical Suffice to say it bugged and it drags down the rating.That said, it would ve been very easy for this to be anachronistic and stray into CILD territory and it did a bit, but Everett makes a credible fist of first person historical writing Although, I suppose I have nothing to compare her to, never having read an historical in FP I don t think Things I did like the two main characters were good I felt the hero s insecurity about his father and the way it had shaped his character The heroine was feisty and intelligent and well done too and I liked them together Their dialogue was funny and engaging.The mystery element was clunky Too many notes dropped on the floor and peep holes and looking through curtains at events going on It was all a bit thin And then it was super obvious who did it, although I really didn t care by the time we got there I wish these characters had been in a different novel with a different plot pulling them together Just compromise them into marriage and take it from there.So, bits of this worked and bits didn t, leaving it all as a very middling affair This is a Quickie Review For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.Expected Release Date See note at the end of the review Publisher Dorchester PublishingImprint DPAuthor s Website Source for This Book NetgalleyPart of a Series NoSeries Best Read In Order N ASteam Level Warm SteamyTo be perfectly honest, I was a little hesitant to read this book when I first read the synopsis Dogged for years by painful gossip about his father s homosexuality, t This is a Quickie Review For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.Expected Release Date See note at the end of the review Publisher Dorchester PublishingImprint DPAuthor s Website Source for This Book NetgalleyPart of a Series NoSeries Best Read In Order N ASteam Level Warm SteamyTo be perfectly honest, I was a little hesitant to read this book when I first read the synopsis Dogged for years by painful gossip about his father s homosexuality, the Marquess of Beningbrough Ben, to his friends has protected himself by becoming the ultimate man s man this made Ben sound as though he were the ultimate rake and seducer of women, and frankly I was afraid that there would be a lot of on screen trolloping around on his part.However, despite Ben s reputation, and his own assertation that he s spent plenty of time being intimate with tons of gorgeous women, there s no in your face evidence of his promiscuity While I think some readers may be disappointed about that fact, especially if they were expecting this to beof a spinster tames the notorious rake type story, I personally was quite happy with the situation I love a reformed rake as much as the next girl, but one thing I tend to shy away from is when the hero makes free with another woman after meeting the heroine In Ben s case, there is no other woman from the moment that he lays eyes on Barbara, which for me is supremely romantic.While this novel wasn t perfectly tame in regards to sexual content, I would say that it wasn t quite as steamy as I d anticipated going in There is one scene in particular that pushed it into the steamy category as far as this blog s RATING SYSTEM goes, but there is no actual on screen lovemaking merely quite a bit of fairly explicit foreplay However, I enjoyed the banter between Ben and Barbara, and combined the murder mystery that took front seat, I did feel that the sensuality level was exactly where this story needed it to be.In short I loved this book There were times when I was a bit frustrated by the constant misinterpretation of things by both Ben and Barbara, but honestly, the lovely angst on both their parts combined with the surprisingly good mystery far overshadowed those fleeting moments.A very solid 4.5 5 StarsThis book originally had a release date set in March, but was then moved back to April 1st The publisher, Dorchester Publishing, has been having financial problems and is currently going through a reorganization and reassessment of its product lines YOU CAN FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THEIR SITUATION HERE. Happy It s About Bloody Time Release Day A Tryst with Trouble is finally being published Seems Ms Everett is another author who fell victim to the mess that is was Dorchester Publishing and her book release was delayedas in, it didn t happen But I m thrilled to share that Carina Press was smart enough to see it for the gem it is and now you all have the opportunity to do the same I m wishing Ms Everett much LONG OVERDUE success with this wonderful story.And the new cover, which is l Happy It s About Bloody Time Release Day A Tryst with Trouble is finally being published Seems Ms Everett is another author who fell victim to the mess that is was Dorchester Publishing and her book release was delayedas in, it didn t happen But I m thrilled to share that Carina Press was smart enough to see it for the gem it is and now you all have the opportunity to do the same I m wishing Ms Everett much LONG OVERDUE success with this wonderful story.And the new cover, which is lovely My Review A Tryst With Trouble is a charming, funny, somewhat steamy Regency romance by debut author Alyssa Everett The witty dialog and hilarious insights into the characters thoughts has made this one of the most delightful novels I ve read in a long time.The Marquess of Beningbrough, known as Ben to his friends and family, does not want to follow in his father s footsteps in fact, he wants to be as far removed from those footsteps as possible The reason Because of the gossip surrounding his father s supposed homosexuality and Ben s concern that others might think that his apple didn t fall far from the tree Ben s solution To become the ultimate man s man so there can be no question about his own sexuality Lady Barbara Jeffords is the oldest daughter, and though she is not, by any stretch of the imagination, ugly, she s been passed over time and time again by suitors who favor her younger sister, Helen Because of this, Barbara has decided that all men are shallow, arrogant and boorish, and that being single is a blessing rather than a curse Helen is betrothed to Teddy, Ben s cousin, but rumor has it that Helen s been trysting with the neighbor s footman, and even though Teddy is ready to break off the engagement, when said footman turns up dead and it looks like Helen might be the culprit, Teddy jumps in to claim that he s the killer in order to protect Helen With gossip, blackmail and murder threatening to see someone swinging from the hangman s rope, Ben and Barbara, who are both certain that neither Teddy or Helen are guilty of the crime, work together to find out who did it and why, and this made for some great times Normally I have trouble with stories written in the first person, and when I realized that this was written in the first person, from two different points of view, I was a little skeptical about how it would turn out The author did a great job of moving the story along, and even though we get both Barbara and Ben s POV of a scene, it never felt repetitive or overdone In fact, the POV changes gave us some of the funniest moments in the book.The bottom line Whew Okay, as I said, A Tryst With Trouble is a simply delightful story filled with enough twists and turns to keep it light and highly entertaining The most enjoyable parts of the story were those spent inside Ben and Barbara s minds, and with their often self deprecating, laugh out loud funny banter I m so looking forward to readingby this very talented author A Tryst With Trouble was provided by netgalley.com in behalf of Dorchester Publishing. This was a light and fun historical romance Alyssa Everett has an engaging writing style and seems to prefer a light tone to her stories which makes reading them an enjoyable experience The romance was good I liked Barbara and Ben both as a couple and as individuals so it was easy to root for them It helps that they felt like a good match and genuinely seemed interested in each other The other thing I really liked was that both characters felt well fleshed out The story was told from the f This was a light and fun historical romance Alyssa Everett has an engaging writing style and seems to prefer a light tone to her stories which makes reading them an enjoyable experience The romance was good I liked Barbara and Ben both as a couple and as individuals so it was easy to root for them It helps that they felt like a good match and genuinely seemed interested in each other The other thing I really liked was that both characters felt well fleshed out The story was told from the first person POV S of both Ben and Barbara so we got to learn their back stories as well as learn why they both felt and acted as they did I liked this aspect of the story a lot It also played well for the comedy elements of the tale as we quickly got to learn how each character was feeling and thinking about what the other had just said or did The story had plenty of comedy and the format made all the misunderstandings that powered a lot of the comedy enjoyable rather than frustrating Outside of the romance there was a bit of mystery and intrigue to keep the story ticking along Some of the mystery was easy to figure out but Everett did manage to throw in just enough twists to keep me on my toes We also got a few interesting secondary characters who were interesting in their own right All in all I enjoyed this well written fun romantic comedy Rating 3.5 stars.Audio Note This was narrated by Lizzie Owensby She was nothing special but I still feel like she did a passable job

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