Talk Sweetly to Me (The Brothers Sinister, #5) [NOOK Book]

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Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She’s a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper’s daughter who dreams of the stars. Women like her only ever come to attention through scandal. She’ll take obscurity, thank you very much.

All of England knows who Stephen Shaughnessy is. He’s an infamous advice columnist and a known rake. When he moves into the house next door to Rose, she discovers that he’s also wickedly funny, devilishly flirtatious, and ...

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Talk Sweetly to Me (The Brothers Sinister, #5)

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Overview

Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She’s a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper’s daughter who dreams of the stars. Women like her only ever come to attention through scandal. She’ll take obscurity, thank you very much.

All of England knows who Stephen Shaughnessy is. He’s an infamous advice columnist and a known rake. When he moves into the house next door to Rose, she discovers that he’s also wickedly funny, devilishly flirtatious, and heart-stoppingly handsome. But when he takes an interest in her mathematical work, she realizes that Mr. Shaughnessy isn’t just a scandal waiting to happen. He’s waiting to happen to her…and if she’s not careful, she’ll give in to certain ruination.

Talk Sweetly to Me is a novella coda to the Brothers Sinister series.

The books in the Brothers Sinister series:
½. The Governess Affair (prequel novella)
1. The Duchess War
1½. A Kiss for Midwinter (a companion novella to The Duchess War)
2. The Heiress Effect
3. The Countess Conspiracy
4. The Suffragette Scandal
4½. Talk Sweetly to Me

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937248222
  • Publisher: Courtney Milan
  • Publication date: 8/19/2014
  • Series: Brothers Sinister Series, #5
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 7,678
  • File size: 396 KB

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  • Posted September 20, 2014

    Copy provided by Netgalley for an unbiased review. This was my

    Copy provided by Netgalley for an unbiased review.
    This was my first time to read a Courtney Milan book, although I have a couple of hers that I'd picked up when they were offered free or discounted. It's part of a series and I'm sure I missed out on a bit by not having read other books in that series. But I didn't feel like I was missing anything, and I did enjoy this novella. The heroine is charmingly geeky, the hero is sweetly smitten. I enjoyed Milan's writing style, smart and sexy without being overwrought. It left me interested in reading the other books in the series, not to mention her books that are already waiting in my library.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Good

    Good

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  • Posted September 3, 2014

    I really enjoy Ms. Milan's work. She's smart, funny, doesn't foc

    I really enjoy Ms. Milan's work. She's smart, funny, doesn't focus on quite so typical historical romance angles, and is just a pleasure to read most of the time (including this one).




    The unusual aspect to this book is the fact that the heroine is half black. At first glance at the cover, I didn't even notice because the woman just looked tan to me, but once I got further in and discovered the clear fact that she was darker complected, I went back and looked at the cover and yes, the model on the cover is not white anglo-saxon. Beautiful cover though.




    I enjoyed Rose and her fascination with numbers. I loved how her boss astronomer called her his computer (she computes figures for him). Her challenges weren't imagined, especially when she pictured what life might be like if she and Stephen were to get married. They would have a very hard life, given the lesser intelligence/species that black people were thought of as in the time period.




    I loved how Stephen found himself so fascinated by Miss Sweetly (and loved the "I love it when you talk Sweetly to me' - which is how he refers to Rose's occasional mathematical ramblings). He learns all about astronomy just so he can have a chance to talk to her more, and then his telescope evening with her...ahhh, such sweet romance there.




    All in all, this was a lovely book, though I don't think I remember any real ties to the other Brothers Sinister novels but maybe I just missed it. Still, for any fan of Ms. Milan's, they don't want to miss this book. It's good.




    Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted August 25, 2014

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    This is book 4.5 in the Brothers Sinister series (and sadly the

    This is book 4.5 in the Brothers Sinister series (and sadly the last...)

    Stephen Shaughnessy, a infamous advice columnist and known rake, is NOT the type of man you want as a husband but Miss Rose Sweetly is intrigued nonetheless. Having "run into" each other a number of times near their homes, neither know that the other has become intrigued during those brief encounters.

    Stephen arranges it so that he has Rose tutoring him in math and science. As they spend more time with each other, they soon realize that their is much more under the surface than either of them expected.

    I really enjoyed this last installment of the Brothers Sinister. I liked Stephen in The Suffragette Scandal and fell in love with Rose during this story.

    Once again, Milan tells a story that is not often told in historical romances, the love story of a couple that are not of the same race. If anyone of African descent is a part of a historical romance, they often play the role of servant and not hero or heroine. Thank you for being an author that doesn't follow the other mainstream writers and for choosing topics that are not often brought up in this genre.

    Being a math and science teacher, I really loved all the planetary science elements of the story!! Thank you for ending your series with a wonderful story. I will definitely miss these characters!

    Thanks go out to Courtney Milan for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2014

    I tend to need to pace out my reading of Courtney Milan's work.

    I tend to need to pace out my reading of Courtney Milan's work. She intoxicants me. I get drunk. Her books are so rich that I must take small bites.




    This novella is her usual amazing fare. 




    An English woman of African decent who is a mathematical genius and her Irish Catholic nieghbor (a writer by trade) fall in love. 




    Wit, astronomy, dedication to family, prejudice, opportunity, charm and and sheer attraction come together in a perfect romance. 




    Come gaze at this star. 

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  • Posted August 19, 2014

    This final novella in The Brothers Sinister series is truly that

    This final novella in The Brothers Sinister series is truly that, very sweet. Here we are introduced to Rose Sweetly, a woman with a brilliant mind in mathematics, but because she is a woman unable to use her talent. Her neighbor Stephen Shaughnessy, writes a column for a woman’s newspaper and is highly intrigued by Rose, but will their heritage be too much for this couple’s love to overcome? This is an excellent lunch time read, the story is excellent, my only issue, I would have like to learn more about them both. Rose and Stephen make a wonderful pair and are highly entertaining. Wonderful read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2015

    Great Story!

    Love this series! Courtney never disappoints! Well wroth the read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2014

    Enjoyable

    *An enjoyable read...longer would have been better.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2014

    A short, but 'Sweet' addition to the series, although I felt the

    A short, but 'Sweet' addition to the series, although I felt the romance between the two main characters was a bit rushed and assumed from the beginning, but that's often the case in short stories. Not my favorite of Milan's book, but worth taking the time to read.

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  • Posted September 12, 2014

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    Ms Milan writes another fabulous couple

    Shorter and lighter than some of the previous books in the series, the social issues make for an interesting backdrop to the romance but you can tell the social issues definitely wanted to be front and center. As a geek myself, I enjoyed the astronomy and math but I don't believe it would be too dense for a less geekily inclined reader.

    I adore stories with smart female leads who are loved for their brains (and not in spite of them) so I already had a soft spot for Rose. Stephen we met before in Suffragette Scandal -- he was adorable there as well. Seeing the two of them match up is lovely, I hope they visit in future novels despite their own series ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    Good, but I'm confused

    The description has almost nothing to do with the actual book. The author's note at the end does say she wrote it in a hurry and that it came out differently than she expected. I guess that's why? Oh well, it was good anyway.

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  • Posted August 20, 2014

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    I read all of Courtney's books I can find. I was swept away and

    I read all of Courtney's books I can find. I was swept away and it is only a novella! I knew it was late 80's and before turn of that century but she hit me with taboos I wasn't expecting. First we meet Rose who is a whiz at math. She loves it. I try to evade it at all costs. Then we meet her Irish neighbor Stephan who wants to be her friend. I finally figured out that she was black a bit farther on. It was slow and steady for both of them to conquer their problems. I loved the scene at the church. There is a great ending to this book. Wish I could tell you what it is. Ah,Ah. You will have to grab this book and find out yourself. I enjoyed this book I hope you will too. I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

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