Monday, February 28, 2011
Title: My Love, My Enemy
Author: Jan Cox Speas
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Trade Paperback (Special Release)
Genre: Historical Romance
How I Read it: Trade Paperback ARC
Rating: 4.5 Crowns
A passion for adventure…
Beautiful, naïve, and impulsive, Page Bradley inadvertently rescues English spy Lord Hazard in Baltimore during the tumultuous War of 1812. Now she must put herself at the mercy of her country’s enemy.
An aptitude for deception…
Lord Hazard is no stranger to the atrocities of war, but he never imagined the beauty that could come of it until he meets the fiery and irresistible Page. Now he finds himself questioning every loyalty he’s ever felt for King and Country.
Amidst the turmoil of war and the peril of the high seas, these two sworn enemies are destined to discover that denying love may be worse than treason.
(from the publisher)
This book was originally published in 1961, and while the writing style is a bit different than what we see with today’s romance novels, I found that My Love, My Enemy was very well composed. It seems to have that magical quality, and I found that I liked that it incorporated action and adventure into the story. Some may say that it was light on the romance, but I found that it very intriguing to read, and I enjoyed that aspect because it was a bit different than the other romances that I have read. I also liked the characters, Page was a fun read as well as Lord Hazard. The plot pulled me in as well.
If you are looking for a swashbuckling historical romance, then this is the book for you.
I loved this cover, the colours blended brilliantly together and catch your eye. I also love the ship in the background set against the tangerine sunset.
****I have to say that I love that Sourcebooks re-releasing their older titles under the name Casablanca Classics, it has opened up a whole other world of romances for readers to discover!
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Royal Reviewer Angela Renee at 11:44 AM