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Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance 2.5 3 TW view spoiler domestic abuse, attempted rape all in mentions hide spoiler I anticipated this book for quite a while I love Jane Austen and there is not enough current books that are set in the Regency era, and have a similar feel like the books from that time The beginning of Dangerous Alliance was fantastic, it really felt like reading Austen with a dash of novelty I was excited that the book has multiple perspective narrative, but theI read, theI realized that th 2.5 3 TW view spoiler domestic abuse, attempted rape all in mentions hide spoiler I anticipated this book for quite a while I love Jane Austen and there is not enough current books that are set in the Regency era, and have a similar feel like the books from that time The beginning of Dangerous Alliance was fantastic, it really felt like reading Austen with a dash of novelty I was excited that the book has multiple perspective narrative, but theI read, theI realized that this aspect of the novel was not a good choice The reason why heroines of Jane Austen can speculate and question other people and not seem naive or even dumb while doing so, is because the reader has to speculate too, because there is only one point of view available But in Dangerous Alliance, we knowthan we should and by the half point of the story we pretty much know who s good and who s bad And thethe story progresses, main character Vicky just seems dumber and dumber, because she is still questioning people who are clearly for us innocent and oblivious to those who are fishy We just knowthan she and it s not working.The mystery thrilling plot line was maybe a little bit overblown out of the proportion The abusive husband of Vicky s sister Althea this is not a spoiler, it s in the second chapter of the book and this topic runs through the whole book and how the family should resolve that, would be quite enough to carry the story Butandthings pile up on and by the end, it didn t make much sense for me The scene at the end, which reveals the truth and reasoning of everyone, was quite a mess.With all that said, I really enjoyed some aspects of the book Especially, how the books by Jane Austen were discussed throughout The main character is trying to act like Elizabeth or Fanny, compares men to Mr Darcy or Wickham etc It s quite fun if you have basic knowledge of these characters and evenif you know them by heart I think that the book definitely had a potential and even though, I didn t enjoy it quite as much I d hoped to, other readers who like period dramas and books could enjoy this very much If the author will continue to write in this setting, I m keen on picking up her next book because her writing style is on point 4 starsIf you have ever enjoyed a Jane Austen book, movie, or TV show you ve got to read this Plot Pacing 1 2Time period vibe Dangerous Alliance is such a great read for these uncertain times Stressed out about the world right now Jump into Georgian England, when Austen s novels are hot off the press and young Vicky is trying to live by the principles of her favorite modern day heroine, Elizabeth Bennett This was the perfect level of Austen inspirationand not a straight ou 4 starsIf you have ever enjoyed a Jane Austen book, movie, or TV show you ve got to read this Plot Pacing 1 2Time period vibe Dangerous Alliance is such a great read for these uncertain times Stressed out about the world right now Jump into Georgian England, when Austen s novels are hot off the press and young Vicky is trying to live by the principles of her favorite modern day heroine, Elizabeth Bennett This was the perfect level of Austen inspirationand not a straight out retelling I really appreciated that Vicky and Tom feel like elements of characters, but their actions are wholly their own and the novel feels that way Because of that, I think it was much easier to enjoy the similarities and not do a direct compare contrast of Austen Many of the other retellings I ve seen tend to come out worse for wear when that happens Go into this with little to no expectations, and let it surprise you It certainly surprised me Blog Instagram The Gentleman S Guide To Vice And Virtue Meets Jane Austen In This Witty, Winking Historical Romance With A Dash Of Mystery Lady Victoria Aston Has Everything She Could Want An Older Sister Happily Wed, The Future Of Her Family Estate Secure, And Ample Opportunity To While Her Time Away In The Fields Around Her HomeBut Now Vicky Must Marry Or Find Herself And Her Family Destitute Armed Only With The Wisdom She Has Gained From Her Beloved Novels By Jane Austen, She Enters Society S Treacherous SeasonSadly, Miss Austen Has Little To Say About Vicky S Exact Circumstances Whether The Roguish Mr Carmichael Is Indeed A Scoundrel, If Her Former Best Friend, Tom Sherborne, Is Out For Her Dowry Or For Her Heart, Or Even How To Fend Off The Attentions Of The Foppish Mr Silby, He Of The Unfortunate Fashion SensibilityMost Unfortunately Of All, Vicky S Books Are Silent On The Topic Of The Mysterious Accidents Cropping Up Around Her Ones That Could Prevent Her From Surviving Until Her Wedding Day The most adorable Austen foray since 1813 Property squabbles, boy troubles and such scandalous talk of divorce It s a bit of modern take on Austen though as we also have murder, mayhem and boxing matches, none of which our Lady Authoress would dream of portraying After all, this is a woman who dreamed up Mr Collins If anyone s throwing a punch around here, it s gonna be Lady Catherine de Bourgh Total escapist fiction I must now go watch P P for the umpteenth time ARC received in exchange for an honest review thank you I feel super dispirited right now not many YA books seem to be holding my attention lately This is the third ARC within the space of a few days that I think I ll have to DNF I m utterly unimpressed by her stupidity She ends up slamming her head on the ground for the SECOND time in FIVE MINUTES because she didn t move out of the way of someone who s randomly attacked her She also doesn t seem to be demonstrating the appropriARC received in exchange for an honest review thank you I feel super dispirited right now not many YA books seem to be holding my attention lately This is the third ARC within the space of a few days that I think I ll have to DNF I m utterly unimpressed by her stupidity She ends up slamming her head on the ground for the SECOND time in FIVE MINUTES because she didn t move out of the way of someone who s randomly attacked her She also doesn t seem to be demonstrating the appropriate level of horror over the fact that someone did attack her.Like bitch, there ll be time to fangirl over your hot neighbour later Right now focus on the man who tried to murder you IN FACT the hero himself voices itHow can you be so indifferent You were knocked unconscious, fell off your bloody horse, were nearly trampled by mineSo yeah, basically she acts like a moron and he calls her out on it Not my thing There are a ton of other irritating things about this book The heroine acts like a spoilt little cow She s described as petulant , and pouting at the unfairness of something Yeah how old is she, again Plus she refuses to acknowledge that she made a mistake and put herself in danger Again, TSTL She lives her life by the refrain of what would Lizzy Bennett do in this situation This is cringey, but also, Lizzy Bennett would NOT whine and pout so you ve already failed It s super irritating to hear her constantly assuring herself she s definitely conducted herself like an Austen heroine Quick POV changes within the chapters We were in the heroine s head for a handful of paragraphs, then before I even managed to bond with her, we switched to the hero s head From whose perspective we discover that the heroine is ravishingly gorgeous, complete with a heart shaped face and cupid s bow lip Spare me Most unrealistic attack ever A man in A BLACK MASK AND GREATCOAT sneaks up on the heroine, bashes her on the head, and vanishes into thin air As I mentioned before, neither the heroine nor her parents seem to care much it s the hero who s demanding a magistrate etc I will say that I ve not yet noticed any glaring historical inaccuracies I think I ll continue for a short while longer, but my hopes aren t high with this book Blog Bookstagram Title Dangerous AllianceAuthor Jennieke CohenRelease date December 3, 2019Cliffhanger NoGenre historical romance You re not like Mr Darcy And I wouldn t have you be You re you And I wouldn t trade you for a dozen perfect gentlemen The reality of you is far better than any fiction This was such a fun, quirky book When I read in the synopsis that the heroine is a book lover,specifically that she is obsessed with Jane Austen, I knew she was a girl after my own heart Not only did Title Dangerous AllianceAuthor Jennieke CohenRelease date December 3, 2019Cliffhanger NoGenre historical romance You re not like Mr Darcy And I wouldn t have you be You re you And I wouldn t trade you for a dozen perfect gentlemen The reality of you is far better than any fiction This was such a fun, quirky book When I read in the synopsis that the heroine is a book lover,specifically that she is obsessed with Jane Austen, I knew she was a girl after my own heart Not only did each chapter head have a relatable Austen quote, there were references sprinkled throughout the story I was also attracted to the unusual cover which isn t typical in the romance genre I m always on the lookout for fresh, new reading experiences, and this debut author has really delivered the goods Victoria is the youngest of two daughters, and her parents have given her a level of freedom that you don t usually see for the period She helps the family on the estate, and has already been through one season without any pressure to marry She has no plans to change that in the near future, but circumstances soon force the Astons to take desperate measures Victoria s sister Althea is newly married to a man who was thought to be her love match Until she showed up on their doorstep seeking refuge from the abusive husband who has hidden his sins and control over her well Much of the book revolves around the family s plot to permanently separate her from him so he no longer has any legal rights to her or the family fortune The author put a lot of research into the details of divorce in that time period, which was not completely unheard of, despite popular belief It was rare and of course, easier for a man to achieve, but not out of the realm of possibility It was decided that Victoria must find a trustworthy husband so she and her spouse will be eligible to inherit from her father The search quickly narrows down to one main candidate, Mr Carmichael He s certainly charming and quick with pretty compliments, but how is she to know he isn t another monster with his own agenda During their courtship several accidents befall Victoria and her family and there is an added urgency in discovering his true nature This mystery takes up a large portion of the story, I would say it sin the forefront than the romance I was expecting Victoria s love interest Tom is introduced almost immediately as her ex best friend who grew up in the estate neighboring Oakbridge There is some question as to why Tom suddenly left and cut off communication between them Tom is quite stoic, holding his painful past inside as he shoulders the huge debt he inherited from his despicable father He puts on a affable front as he fights for the welfare of his struggling family Inside however, he s suppressing panic that his business plan isn t enough to rescue them as his brother s spending spirals out of control His brother is such a piece of work There were points I wanted to strangle him within an inch of his life for adding to poor Tom s stress He acted very selfishly out of a childish, misplaced resentment For the majority of the book, the relationship between Tom and Victoria was that of tentative friends They didn t communicate about the past, but rather tried to start fresh as they got to know one another again It was a friends to lovers trope with an emphasis on friends, probably up until the last 30% of the book Until then there wasn t really much angst between the two of them or a slow burn feeling This is my reasoning for my rating because I would ve liked to have seen their romanceequally balanced with the mystery of who was behind the attacks This is my personal preference though, and I really appreciated the originality of the storyline There was a lot to love about this book A fantastic heroine that was easy to root for, an interesting plot that taught me about divorce in the Regency period, and plenty of Jane Austen references delicately woven in Tom and Vicki really worked well together and I loved the fact that they were childhood best friends Once Tom opened himself up to the idea that he could deserve her and revealed his heart, the two of them fit like two peas in a pod I really enjoyed this author s writing style, and look forward to readingfrom her in the future FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON Originally published on The Nerd Daily Review by Nathalie DeFeliceJane Austen seems to be what my books are pointing me toward lately if my latest read is anything to go by Dangerous Alliance is a fun novel about a young woman who seeks advice from her favourite Austen novels, when she unwittingly becomes a damsel in distress in her own story Lots of fun banter, roguish characters, and a hero who can t quite be ruled out as a villain yet await Don t hesitate to pick this up, especially if y Originally published on The Nerd Daily Review by Nathalie DeFeliceJane Austen seems to be what my books are pointing me toward lately if my latest read is anything to go by Dangerous Alliance is a fun novel about a young woman who seeks advice from her favourite Austen novels, when she unwittingly becomes a damsel in distress in her own story Lots of fun banter, roguish characters, and a hero who can t quite be ruled out as a villain yet await Don t hesitate to pick this up, especially if you love Jane Austen references in stories This was the first story for me where the aforementioned author is publishing while the characters are alive It was fun to read, and definitely a great December read In this story, Lady Victoria Aston has been living quite happily Her sister is happily married, the future of her family estate is secure, and she has plenty of time to herself in the fields surrounding her home Suddenly everything is turned upside down after she finds out she must marry or she and her family will be left penniless Armed solely with the wisdom from the Austen novels she loves, she ll have to navigate a treacherous season in society Who s to say if Mr Carmichael is truly a scoundrel, or if her best friend Tom Sherborne is out for Victoria s heart or her money She ll also have to fend off the attentions of Mr Silby, a man with a terribly poor fashion sense Most importantly, her favourite novels won t be helping her figure out her survival until her wedding day.When I first picked this up and read the summary, I wasn t sure what I was going to get myself into There seemed to be so much going on with Lady Victoria and this book definitely hits the ground running, and doesn t let up until the very end There s the mystery surrounding who could possibly want to murder Lady Victoria, as well as her sudden marriage predicament It was a little confusing for me because the story is told from Lady Victoria and Tom s perspectives, and so I sometimes had to backtrack and start again when I realised there had been a character shift.Lady Victoria was a vexing character for me, partially because I m not the biggest fan of damsel in distress characters She didn t truly win my heart until she began interacting with her sister, because it was then that I could seethan one aspect of her personality She s definitely a headstrong young woman who s been trained on navigating society, but seems to lack good self preservation skills Which at times felt the complete opposite of Tom, who was very calculating and epitomised the phrase think before you speak The dialogue between these two definitely cracked me up, because Victoria managed to expertly bring down Tom s walls Mr Carmichael was also delightfully charming, if a little worrisome at times.The mystery itself was fascinating, because we re given so many clues that it s impossible to know which lead is the right one to follow There s so many clues as to who the perpetrator could be, and although you know who one of the antagonists is, we don t know if there s something muchsinister afoot Something that this story surprised me with was the fact that it tackles domestic violence and assault several times The story looks at how the situation is responded by immediate family and the support that would have been involved given the time period that it was More importantly, this isn t just a little blip in the story The character in question is working through emotions and it s a process that is continually highlighted in the book This was also addressed again at in the Author s Note at the end of the book, which I really appreciated.While I found the romance very sweet, I like the friendship aspect of this storythan the romance Since everything is happening so quickly for Victoria, the romance feels a littleforce than it should be However, the friendships that occur between Victoria and a couple of her love interests felt very genuine and I loved seeing that play out on the page I ll admit that I found the courting aspect of this novel increasingly hilarious, especially when it came to one of the characters with poor fashion sense.Something I wasn t quite in love with was that I didn t feel like we got to know some characters the way they should Victoria s parents especially seemed a little unconcerned with the fact that their daughter was in danger, but perhaps that was due to some of the situations they were dealing with It just felt a little cold because it put much of the work on the hero, which while very sweet, didn t feel genuine at least to me.The pacing of this story is great, the anticipation builds in a way that will keep readers turning the page until they find out who s behind it all While I m here, if you are easily triggered by domestic abuse, or violence against a person, I might approach this with a bit of caution While I found it very tastefully done, it may not be the case for every reader I m going to rate this story an 8 10 It was a fun and memorable Austen filled read I loved this premise and sadly, I was quite disappointed I liked Victoria well enough She means well, but comes across as very young and spoiled Tom had potential, but fell flat for me I did like the sisters of both main characters Plot wise, it was very dense and slow There were loads of plot threads and not all of them were needed My main complaint is that I never actually saw the relationship progress 3 4 of the way through the story and the male love interest still didn t know what h I loved this premise and sadly, I was quite disappointed I liked Victoria well enough She means well, but comes across as very young and spoiled Tom had potential, but fell flat for me I did like the sisters of both main characters Plot wise, it was very dense and slow There were loads of plot threads and not all of them were needed My main complaint is that I never actually saw the relationship progress 3 4 of the way through the story and the male love interest still didn t know what his feelings were.Overall, it was a fantastic idea, but it didn t work for me From the reviews that are already up, it seems I m in the minority FYI talk of men raping household maids and a scene of someone being tied to a bed with the intent to rape being implied Huge thanks to Harper Teen for providing the arc free of charge A Dangerous Alliance was an enchanting, heart warming and enthralling mix of history, romance, and mystery With charming comparisons to some of Jane Austen s most famous novels and characters, it truly was a delight to read With engaging characters, a wonderful old world English setting, and a mystery that will keep you on your toes, I couldn t read this one fast enough I devoured every single page and was sad when it was over because I wasn t ready to say goodbye ARC provided by the publis A Dangerous Alliance was an enchanting, heart warming and enthralling mix of history, romance, and mystery With charming comparisons to some of Jane Austen s most famous novels and characters, it truly was a delight to read With engaging characters, a wonderful old world English setting, and a mystery that will keep you on your toes, I couldn t read this one fast enough I devoured every single page and was sad when it was over because I wasn t ready to say goodbye ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review 2.5 stars Had fun with it at first but it grew tired of it after awhile Continued mainly because I was curious.Some of the action near the end parts felt over the top to me and had me rolling my eyes rather than gripping the pages.Still glad I tried to step out of my comfort zone even though this ended up Meh for me in the end.


About the Author: Jennieke Cohen

Jennieke Cohen JEN ih kah CO en is used to people mispronouncing her name and tries to spare her fictional characters the same problem Jennieke writes historical fiction for young adults inspired by real people and events because life is often stranger than fiction She studied English history at Cambridge University and has a master s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California Jennieke loves exploring new locales but always returns home to Northern California where the summers are hot, the winters are mild, and life is casual You ll findinfo about the world of DANGEROUS ALLIANCE on Jennieke s website www.JenniekeCohen.com or you can say hi on Twitter Instagram www.instagram.com jennieke_cohen or Pinterest www.pinterest.com jenniekecwhere she can often be found posting about writing, TV, and things of the Jane Austen persuasion.


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