Shy aspiring artist Imogene Chively has just had a successful Season in London, complete with a suitor of her father's approval. Imogene is ambivalent about the young gentleman until he comes to visit her at the Chively estate with his younger brother in tow. When her interest is piqued, however, it is for the wrong brother. Charming Ben Steeple has a secret: despite being an architectural apprentice, he has no drawing aptitude. When Imogene offers to teach him, Ben is soon smitten by the young lady he considers his brother's intended. But hiding their true feelings becomes the least of their problems when, after a series of "accidents," it becomes apparent that someone means Ben harm. And as their affection for each other growsdespite their efforts to remain just friendsso does the danger. . ....
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Suitors and Sabotage Reviews
I can always count on Cindy Anstey for a nice, comfortable regency read that feels like it was written in Jane Austen's time. This one was no different, and Benjamin was so charming. Also, Imogene is so relateable as the shy artist who likes to teach. Their chemistry was undeniable, and made all the sweeter by Benjamin's special bond with his brother and Imogene's special bond with her best friend. This is a clean (at least, I don't remember many bad words) summer read as we follow three familie ...more
4.5 stars. Might round up to five, haven't decided!
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***
Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: April 17, 2018
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
Shy aspiring artist Imogene Chively has just had a successful Season in London, complete with a suitor of her father's approval. Imogene is ambivalent about the young gentleman until he comes to visit her at the Chively estate with his you ...more
In which a young lady finds her attention is drawn to her charming but rather serious suitor’s hotter younger brother.’
Apologies to Cindy Anstey for my rather poor attempt to emulate her humorous chapter headings that playfully evoke the era of Jane Austen. Some of my favourites include:
‘In which hands and fluff are subjects of a deep discussion.’
‘In which the words “dreadful” and “secret” are bandied about.’
‘In which a question about the question is questioned.’
Imogene (with curious ‘e’ on the ...more
I hope this is a great fluffy romance followed by some stabby stabby
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"Might I have the return of my hands, Ben?"
Ben looked down to see that Imogen's hands were encased in his. He rather liked the way they fit together; then he realized that he had been holding them overlong.
"Oh, yes, indeed. Are these yours?" He let go with a laugh that sounded a little forced even to his ears.
What a situation we have here! We have serious Ernest who has an intense crush on quiet Imogen, want ...more
This book has such a nice cover and, as a fan of both Jane Austen and mysteries, I was hype to read Suitors and Sabotage. Reading the other reviews here has got me a little disquieted, because most of them are full of praise, and the one word I came away with to describe this book was "trash."
I thought it would be both a mystery, and a Regency social drama type romance. The mystery aspect is barely there at all -- mildly odd things happen occasionally, and no one even acknowledges that there's a ...more
I've come to realize that I really enjoy historical fiction whether it has magic or not.
Question that I don't have an answer to: was this story inspired by the play, The Importance of Being Ernest ????
We follow a story of a group of four - essentially a very messy love square while also realizing one of them may be in serious danger of getting hurt in a purposeful accident.
I LOVED all of the characters in this story. Cindy Anstey did an amazing job creating characters that made it hard to know ...more
This was a cute book. If you aren't a fan of love triangles, this isn't a book for you, haha. I have to say I didn't mind it in this book. The mystery element was nice as well.
I am part of the blog tour and my full review can be read here: https://thebookdutchesses.wordpress.c...