Monday, October 3, 2016

Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger [Review]

 Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger
Poison or Protect (Delightfully Deadly #1) by Gail Carriger
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: June 3, 2016

Delightfully Deadly
1. Poison or ProtectKindle

Gail Carriger
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Can one gentle Highland soldier woo Victorian London’s most scandalous lady assassin, or will they both be destroyed in the attempt?

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a stand-alone romance novella set in her popular steampunk universe full of manners, spies, and dainty sandwiches.

Lady Preshea Villentia, the Mourning Star, has four dead husbands and a nasty reputation. Fortunately, she looks fabulous in black. What society doesn’t know is that all her husbands were marked for death by Preshea’s employer. And Preshea has one final assignment.

It was supposed to be easy, a house party with minimal bloodshed. Preshea hadn’t anticipated Captain Gavin Ruthven – massive, Scottish, quietly irresistible, and… working for the enemy. In a battle of wits, Preshea may risk her own heart – a terrifying prospect, as she never knew she had one.

Buy Poison or Protect today to find out whether it’s heartbreak or haggis at this high tea.

Warning: Contains men pleasing women, and ladies who know what they want and ask for it, sometimes in detail. May also contain plaid, appearances from favorite characters, and the strategic application of leather gloves.
Thoughts on Poison or Protect: I was pleasantly surprised by how much I ended up LIKING Preshea. After getting to know her in the Finishing School series (of which I've only read the first three, so things might have turned around in the final book), I simply didn't expect to be rooting so fiercely for her and Gavin to work things out.

Let's face it, a woman who is known for her dead husbands isn't necessarily the type you'd expect would fit so perfectly with a big, brawny Scotsman with an unexpectedly gentle side. But they do. SO WELL!

Annnnd, I'm just going to throw in that I'm smitten with Gavin. The guy knows how to hold his own in a fight and yet he's willing to go slow and easy when Preshea needs him to. *heart eyes* These big, brawny Scotsmen are favorites of mine in this series. Whether they're werewolves or not.

I'm very excited by this series of books. Steamy romance chock full of both old faces and new. *slow thumbs up*

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