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Mr. Impossible
     

Mr. Impossible

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by Loretta Chase
 

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Blame it on the Egyptian sun or the desert heat, but as tensions flare between a reckless rogue and beautiful scholar en route to foil a kidnapping, so does love, in the most uninhibited and impossibly delightful ways.

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Blame it on the Egyptian sun or the desert heat, but as tensions flare between a reckless rogue and beautiful scholar en route to foil a kidnapping, so does love, in the most uninhibited and impossibly delightful ways.

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Publishers Weekly
Set in Egypt in 1821, Chase's romp of a romance possesses a fine sense of time and place. Solving the mystery of Egyptian hieroglyphics has been Daphne Pembroke's lifelong passion, one she has kept secret from everyone except her brother, Miles, who fronts as the hieroglyphics expert of the family. (Daphne's disapproving late husband believed that "intellectual endeavors put too great a strain on the inferior female brain.") When robbers steal a papyrus from her Cairo home that may lead to a vast fortune and kidnap Miles as well, Daphne knows the crooks have taken her brother so he can decipher the hieroglyphics. To find Miles before his captors realize he's clueless, she needs muscle in the form of hunky Rupert Carsington (a secondary character from Miss Wonderful, the previous book in the series), whom she springs from a local jail. Tracking the kidnappers takes Daphne, Rupert and their entourage down the Nile, where they face sandstorms, snakes and other perils. Comic relief comes in the form of a mongoose named Marigold. Though the book offers a fascinating glimpse into the workings of ancient Egypt, Rupert and Daphne's relationship, and the trials and errors thereof, remain the heart of the story. Agent, Nancy Yost. (Mar.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101204917
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Carsington Family Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
57,755
File size:
584 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Loretta Chase holds a B.A. from Clark University, where she majored in English and minored unofficially in visual art. Her past lives include part-time teaching at Clark and a Dickensian six-month experience as a meter maid. In the course of moonlighting as a corporate video scriptwriter, she fell under the spell of a producer who lured her into writing novels . . . and marrying him. The union has resulted in more than a dozen books and a number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award.  You can talk to Loretta via her email address Author@LorettaChase.com, or visit her website at www.LorettaChase.com.

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Mr. Impossible 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Maitrakh More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite of the series. I just loved Rupert and the adventures. Not the best series that I've read, but I still enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely excellent.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Suzanne and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog Rupert Carsington has been sent to Egypt to get him out of his father’s hair, but he finds it insufferably boring and he keeps getting into trouble. This is where the widowed secret scholar Mrs Daphne Pembroke finds him when she pays for him to be let out of jail. She needs his assistance in finding her brother who she fears has been kidnapped. But as they journey to find her brother Miles, they become irrestible attracted to eachother as all the dangers of Egypt keep throwing them together. This is the second book in the Carsington Brothers series, and I loved it, I thought it was a bit better then the first one and I throughly enjoyed it. Rupert was a really good character, he was funny, mischievous and charming, and of course, stunningly tall, dark and handsome. He very much came alive for me in this book and I loved hearing all his licentious thoughts. Daphne was also a great character, intelligent and funny and the more I read the more I liked her. The love story between them was quite sweet and I liked how Rupert brought out her wicked womanly side and made her more confident in herself. Although this wasn’t a particularly steamy book it still had some good love scenes, that went into enough detail to keep you interested, but not too explicit that you hear/see/read more then you want to know! “But I liked you from the moment I first heard your voice,” he said, “when I had no idea what you looked like. I thought it delicious, the way you bargained for me, as though I were an old rug. Then I loved the way you looked at me. Then I loved the way you ordered me about. I loved your patient and impatient ways of explaining things to me. I love the sound of your voice and the way you move. I love your courage and your kindness and your generosity and your obstinacy and your passion.” He paused. “You’re the genius. What do you think that means?” This also had a good dash of action and adventure in as well, which kept the story going on at a fairly fast moving pace. This was well written and funny romance, with charismatic characters and an exotic setting, although I found some bits were laugh out loud funny, mostly I found it was one of those books which give you a permanent smile whilst you are reading it. I would recommend anyone who likes historical romance read this series as so far I have really enjoyed it. Her characters are amusing and charming and her heroine especially aren’t your usual 18 year old dreary debutantes.
KathyL2059 More than 1 year ago
I just read Mr. Impossible for the third time. I will read it again and again. It is just that good. Rupert is one of my all time favorite heroes, and Daphne is his perfect match. This book is an exciting nail biter, with love, passion, and laughs mixed in.
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Loved the characters
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Loved Rupert and Daphne and every word of this story. Great romance, great writing. Thank you Ms. Chase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chase is on target here - great book!
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I loved everything about it. Rupert was so amazing and Daphne so fun to read. The pet mongoose.... yes please. Well told, hysterical at parts, made me misty eyed others. Fantastic read, give it a try!
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