The Charmer (An Assassins Guild Novel)

The Charmer (An Assassins Guild Novel)

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by C.J. Archer
     
 

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Handsome. Charming. Devastating.

He was the last man she needed, but the only one she wanted.

Orlando Holt has never assassinated a woman before. The lovely, feisty Lady Lynden will be his first. She's supposed to be a vicious murderess, but when Orlando begins to have doubts, he sets out to discover the identity of the person who hired him. What he learns will

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Handsome. Charming. Devastating.

He was the last man she needed, but the only one she wanted.

Orlando Holt has never assassinated a woman before. The lovely, feisty Lady Lynden will be his first. She's supposed to be a vicious murderess, but when Orlando begins to have doubts, he sets out to discover the identity of the person who hired him. What he learns will turn his world upside down, and propel him headlong into love with a woman who's immune to his charms.

Twice widowed by the age of twenty-four, Lady Susanna Lynden has had enough of charming men. Her last husband knew all the right things to say to get her to the marriage bed...then made her life miserable. Money may be scarce and her house falling down around her, but the exotic fruit from her orange trees will keep poverty away. Except someone is thwarting her at every turn. Someone who may even want her dead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780987337290
Publisher:
C.J. Archer
Publication date:
03/02/2013
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

C.J. Archer has loved history and books for as long as she can remember. She worked as a librarian and technical writer until she was able to channel her twin loves by writing historical fiction. She has won and placed in numerous romance writing contests, including taking home RWAustralia's Emerald Award in 2008 for the manuscript that would become her novel Honor Bound. Under the name Carolyn Scott, she has published contemporary romantic mysteries, including Finders Keepers Losers Die, and The Diamond Affair. After spending her childhood surrounded by the dramatic beauty of outback Queensland, she lives today in suburban Melbourne with her husband and their two children.

She loves to hear from readers. You can contact her in one of these ways:
Website: www.cjarcher.com
Email: cjarcher.writes@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJArcherAuthorPage

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The Charmer (An Assassins Guild Novel) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have found a new favorite author! I have read the Emily Chamber and the Freak House novels. I really enjoy her style of writing. I don't want to put it down once I start! The Charmer, was sexy (without any erotica) exciting with a handsome hero. Great all around read - can't wait to start the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story concept was original, but the author became repetitive as she sought to clarify. This caused the book to be unnecessarily long. Treason as part of the plot seemed forced and was inserted rather far into the story. There really didn't seem to be much to this plotline. I also question the use of "arse" instead of "ass" in the narrative and some of the terms used. A caul is defined as "a fatty membrane covering a sheeps's intestines" rather than a woman's headscarf. And could someone explain how an eyebrow can "fork"? I think the author was trying to find a new word for arched, but sometimes the old words work best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad story but just not realistic so it seemed silly to me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a great cast of charactors. The main character is a strong smart woman. The situations are heartwarming and believable. Ivrecommend this book. Easy read and leaves you in a lighter mood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author describes the people & their feelings so very well you can "SEE" them in your mind!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was new and well thought out. The ending was quick like they tried to rush it all at once but worth the read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first book by CJ Archer and I loved it. He's sent to kill her but instead not only gets to know her but falls in love. He realizes that someone wants to be ride of Susanna and needs to find out who and why? A wonderful read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me interested
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Great character
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holt is deffently a Charmer. He fllirts with all the women he meets. He really lovrs his women. He is very tall and bllond and handsome.he akes you laugh. I fell inlove with the Charmer. You will love this exciting trial Holt goes threw.He almost gets kie
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree the ending was a bit abrupt but all in all a solid story. I just hope these characters are mentioned in the following books in this series as I like to know details that aren't really necessary after the "happy ending" of a book. This book did keep my attention and was not tedious to read. I recommend this book and plan on reading the next book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had to slog my way thru this one; kept hoping it would improve. Alas, it did not.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
An Excellent Book Historical Romance 1598 Hampshire & London, England He is handsome, charming and devastating. He is also the last man she needed but was the one she wanted. Orlando Holt is an assassin that has never had to assassinate a woman before. Lady Lynden is both lovely and feisty and will be his first. Orlando has been told that she is a vicious murderess but he begins to have doubts. Now he is determined to find out who hired him. His world is turned upside down with what he learns and sends him headlong into love with the one woman that proves to be immune to his charms. Lady Susanna Lynden has been widowed twice by the time she turned twenty-four. She has also had her fill of charming men. Her life was made miserable by her last husband who wasn’t the same once he got her to the marriage bed after wooing her with all the correct things necessary to win her. Now money is scarce and her house is falling down but she knows that the exotic fruit from her orange trees will turn things around and keep poverty away. Except that every where she turns she is being thwarted and someone seems to want her dead. This is a start to a series that proves to have some very interesting characters and makes for a story that the reader will fall into and won’t want to leave until the very last page and will also have them eagerly looking for the second book in the series. The world of the 16th century comes to life for readers as they immerse themselves in the world that is built in the story. It also gives a reader a glimpse of what life was like back then. If the other books prove to be as full of action and suspense as this one this is going to be one series that will be a lot of fun to read and worth checking out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed it. A lovely book with an actual ending! I see it is a series and from reading the preview chapter these characters may pop up in subsequent books but this story works with the ending it has. I hate cliffhanger books and will not read them if I see it mentioned in a review...