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    I really felt this was a 3.5 stars but didn t have that option I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review Chasing the Heiress by Rachael Miles is book two in the The Muses Salon series It is the story of Lady Arabella Lucia Fairborne and Colin Somerville I have read the previous book Jilting the Duke but I found this book to be a standalone book Arabella Lucy is on the run from her cousin family who is out to hurt kill her Lucy pretends to be a made at a Inn where she meets Colin who has been injured Lucy has knowledge of taking care of injuries from her time helping in the war So Lucy is assigned to help Colin Colin is very much attracted to Lucy and wants to also help her since she saved his life So when he leaves to finish is mission he takes her with him Lucy is happy to get way from her problems Colin has agreed not...


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    I ve given this a C at AAR, so that s 3.5 starsWhen I reviewed Rachael Miles d but, Jilting the Duke, earlier this year, I noted that the author had crafted an entertaining story featuring engaging protagonists and a well developed central romance that, in spite of a few reservations, had been a compelling read overall As a result, I was eagerly looking forward to Chasing the Heiress, the follow up book, which was to tell the story of another of the Somerville brothers, who, like his older brother, is a former soldier turned agent for the Crown Unfortunately, however, I came away from this one a little disappointed.Despite an exciting, fast paced opening, the story drags somewhat until well into the second half, the romance never really catches fire, and while the protagonists start out as fairly engaging, by the end of the book, they have both become a little bland.That exciting opening I spoke of sees Colin Somerville escorting a very pregnant young woman a princess from a lesser European state and cousin of the Prince Regent across the English countryside in order to get her to safety in London When the carriage is waylaid, Marietta is shot and Colin is similarly wounded but manages to get them to the nearest inn, where the capable landlady who is also fortunately the local midwife takes immediate charge, tending to Marietta and eventually delivering her baby Having re...


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    I really felt this was a 3.5 stars but didn t have that option I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review Chasing the Heiress by Rachael Miles is book two in the The Muses Salon series It is the story of Lady Arabella Lucia Fairborne and Colin Somerville I have read the previous book Jilting the Duke but I found this book to be a standalone book Arabella Lucy is on the run from her cousin family who is out to hurt kill her Lucy pretends to be a made at a Inn where she meets Colin who has been injured Lucy has knowledge of taking care of injuries from her time helping in the war So Lucy is assigned to help Colin Colin is very much attracted to Lucy and wants to also help her since she saved his life So when he leaves to finish is mission he takes her with him Lucy is happy to get way from her problems Colin has agreed not to pressure her into finding out what is going on with her Along the way though they can t fight their att...


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    I m probably being a bit mean when I only give this two stars, because at times I found it an engaging, enjoyable read The problem is I also found it really long, was irritated by little details and got fed up of the plot switching off the romance to deal with the suspense, then switching off the suspense to deal with the romance, with some dull interludes in between It also had a habit of abandoning plot threads as unresolved the moment they finished their narrative purpose for this story, and so, while at times I enjoyed this, there were plenty of other moments when I didn t.Colin and Lucy are okay characters I liked how competent Lucy was at the start, using her battlefield training to excellent effect She also shows strength and resilience at other points, which makes her admirable too However, there s a trust issue that got right on my nerves It was a case of, Oh How can you not trust me when I ve shown that I don t trust you either, you horrible person That makes me so glad I never trusted you Now I must flounce off into danger Take that Yes, it serves a convenient narrative point, but it does it in a really annoying way It would have been far better for Em not to have noticed Lucy and let her keep thinking the wrong thing.There is a lot going on in this novel It opens with Colin on a mission that goes very badly wrong, which provides excellent opportunity for him to both meet Lucy and for her to show off her skills It also means they have to spe...


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    I won t rate this, since I only got 50 pages into it before stopping This just wasn t for me This hero was beyond a rake for me Maybe it was the laudanum that he had just taken 5 seconds prior that brought out the rake in him, but this story opens basically with the hero getting injured, arriving at a coaching inn where the heroine is hiding out as a scullery maid type she is...


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    Light read Romantic suspense.This is the second book in the The Muses Salon series and also at least as far as I can tell from Goodreads the second published book by this author I received an eARC from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, and I can honestly say that, especially for a new author, I was very impressed The three star review also shows that I did find some points for further improvement I won t repeat the blurb, but will share my personal thoughts on how I feel about this book.I hadn t read the first book before I started this book and can say that it can be read as a stand alone, although there does seem to be an ongoing storyline The story started out strong I loved the writing style, I loved all the elements that were put into play and I couldn t wait to read on and see how it would all play out Then, somewhere around the middle part of the book, I found myself less and less invested in the story They were in the inn, in a coach, in an empty hunting lodge, reading, playing games and I found myself waiting for the pace of the story to pick up again I loved the titbits about the games, although I felt the author lost herself a bit in the telling about them When the story did pick up again, it was largely focussed on the unraveling of the multiple, cleverly intertwined suspense plots However, since I am a very romance focussed reader, that par...


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    This is a story of resilience, redemption and hope Ms Miles had me rooting for her characters from the start Colin and Lucy are each trying to fulfill missions, his to the crown and hers to her Aunt, and they decide to work together Colin needs her for his health and Lucy needs his family connections and his determination As they help each other they realize they are better together than apart They each have secrets that they try to keep from the other Eventually they share their secrets and that leads to issues that they need to overcome There are other characters in the story that have secrets and those lead to attempts on both Colin and Lucy s lives Those same secrets threaten Lucy s livelihood and her position in the ton The evil characters are wonderfully nasty and one I am still trying to figure out I am hoping he will be revealed in the next book in the series.This is the second in the Muses Salon series, it can be read as a standalone book, but the characters in Colin s family are richer if you have read JILTING THE DUKE first The Muses Salon is mentioned toward the end and left me hoping for interaction regarding it The idea is intriguing but s...


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    The Muses Salon has a second book added to it series with a third one scheduled There was fascination with aristocrats turned soldier turned spies for the crown The adventure of making from one point to the next not knowing what was next to come around the corner Historical romance that provides that bit of intrigue suspense with romance spiced with adventure and discovery I found those things within the pages of Chasing the Heiress Lady Arabella showed her strength and courage in was than being defiant and able to care for herself She had a backbone that was not appreciate by her cousin but there was something that he did appreciate and that was the large fortune that she had and he wanted very much Doing what she knew needed to be done she took her own life in her hands and made a run for it She was not expecting the journey to be as it was.Colin had only one thing that needed to be done and that was to get his current assignment completed As the world of life hands to you test and trials, this was no different for him Colin b...


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    I have just awarded Ms Miles a Gold Star for her ability to write minutia for filler than any other other author I have read I think there was a story in there somewhere Ah, there was I found it near the end of the book where the happily ever after was also hidden There is one book in this series and I know for a fact that the bad guys will be there They got coverage than the H H Of course, now I have to finish the series If the las...


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    I received a free copy for a review through Goodreads Lucy has run away from her uncle who wants her inheritance The story takes place in the early 1800 s He father was an officer in the British army and she was raised with him and her mom at battlefields from the time she was little Her father taught her sword fighting and how to shoot When he was killed at Waterloo she was sent to live with her great Aunt She is a noblewoman but does not mind hard work So, she is working at an inn washing dishes when an agent of the crown ends up at the inn after being shot protecting a pregnant woman that was carrying the heir to a different countries throne He was unable to block both bullets and the woman was shot as well Lucy helps take care of his wounds while the midwife takes care of the pregnant woma...


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Chasing the Heiress (The Muses Salon, #2) Lady Arabella Lucia Fairborne Has No Need Of A Husband She Has A Fine Inheritance For The Taking, A Perfectly Capable Mind, And A Resolve As Tough As Nails But What She Doesn T Have Is The Freedom To Defy Her Cousin S Will And His Will Is To See Her Married Immediately To The Husband Of His Choosing So Is It Any Wonder That She Dresses Herself As A Scullery Maid And Bolts Into The Night Colin Somerville S Current Mission For The Home Office Is Going Poorly Who Would Have Expected Otherwise For A Rakish Spy Tasked With Transporting A Baby To The Care Of The Royal Palace But When, Injured And Out Of Ideas, Colin Stumbles Upon A Beautiful Maid Who Knows Her Way Around A Sickroom, It Seems Salvation Has Arrived Until He Realizes That Though Lucy May Be Able To Help Him Survive His Expedition, He May Not Escape This Ordeal With His Heart Intact

  • ebook
  • 352 pages
  • Chasing the Heiress (The Muses Salon, #2)
  • Rachael Miles
  • English
  • 14 April 2017
  • 9781420140897

About the Author: Rachael Miles

Rachael Miles has always loved a good romance, especially one with a bit of suspense and preferably a ghost She was also a professor of book history and nineteenth century literature whose students frequently found themselves reading the novels of Ann Radcliffe and other gothic tales A native Texan, Rachael lives in upstate NY with her indulgent husband, three rescued dogs and an ancient cat Ra