Sweet Enemy (Veiled Seduction Series #1)

Sweet Enemy (Veiled Seduction Series #1)

by Heather Snow
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Sweet Enemy (Veiled Seduction Series #1) by Heather Snow

Geoffrey Wentworth, the Earl of Stratford, is a war hero focused on affairs of king and country rather than affairs of the heart. Nevertheless, his mother is playing matchmaker and has invited potential brides to visit the family estate. Geoffrey resigns himself to playing host to a gaggle of husband-hunters more interested in his title than in him—until he unexpectedly meets one notable and intriguing exception.

Miss Liliana Claremont has no interest in being an earl’s wife, least of all Wentworth’s—the son of the man she believes murdered her father. Liliana is determined to find evidence of the crime, but her behavior rouses the earl’s suspicions as well as her own undeniable attraction to a man she thought was her enemy. As Geoffrey and Liliana explore their growing passion for one another, the truth behind their fathers’ enmity threatens to destroy their newfound love…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451236104
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Series: Veiled Seduction Series , #1
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Heather Snow is a historical romance author with a degree in chemistry who found she much preferred creating chemistry on the page rather than in the lab. Heather lives in the Midwest with her husband, two rambunctious boys, and one very put-upon cat. She truly hopes you find her stories have just the right chemistry. Please visit her at www.HeatherSnowBooks.com.

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Sweet Enemy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Kendra_Readers_Edyn More than 1 year ago
For full review including excerpt and dialogue highlight, please visit Reader's Edyn: ~~~ readersedyn (dot) blogspot (dot) com ~~~ Review: ~~~ I. Loved. This. Book. Ms. Snow shoots outside of the box in creating her characters and achieves magical results. Geoffrey is not what one expects of the higher class. He is determined to help those less fortunate, especially his fellow soldiers, and will use whatever influence he can to see his dream fulfilled. Liliana is no less unconventional. In her bid to become a recognized member within the scientific realm – a dominion that staunchly refuses to allow women a place within, despite her brilliance, she becomes more of an outcast than anything. She is obviously all wrong for an Earl with political ties, but that, oftentimes, makes her absolutely perfect as his match. And of course, both are opposed to being forced into conforming like the rest of their peers, so both have to overcome the protective walls resurrected before a chance at happiness is given the slightest flicker of a possibility. I love that Liliana is strong and capable, while obviously unaware of an obvious need for love an acceptance she tried hard to oppress. ~~~ Adding to the splendor of this story is intelligence and wit mixed with just the right amount of sarcasm. And the intellect demonstrated by both Liliana and Geoffrey is not overdone. The scientific facts, for example are kept to a level that allows enhancement of the story while maintaining the readers attention. The wit and sarcasm is utterly charming. One of my favorite paragraphs is Geoffrey speaking to his horse while thinking other thoughts to himself about Liliana, who is devastating his senses in every way possible by this time. He found a spot to rest the horses away from the crab apple trees. Grin nudged him in protest. “Much too much temptation over there,” Geoffrey mumbled, as much to himself as to the horse. “You, my friend, have an appalling lack of self-control.” As does your master. “And I have no desire” – to find myself married to a woman completely wrong for me – “to nurse a sick horse all the way home,” he said, patting Grin on the rump. ~~~ Throw in the bits of mystery and danger and you have the formula for this fresh, delightful novel. And … did I mention that the cover of this book has a quote from Julie Garwood? Julie. Garwood. People. I mean seriously. What more of an endorsement do you need? I can say for sure that I will be keeping an eye on Ms. Snow as I am confident she is an author to watch. Sweet Enemy is also part of a series: Veiled Seduction. Happily, I have discovered that an intriguing secondary character from the book, Aveline, will get his story in book 2, Sweet Deception, due out in August of this year. The reader is offered a glimpse into Aveline, but not near enough. My curiosity strings have been well and truly plucked. You can bet I will be reading that book for sure. Historical romance lovers are sure to enjoy Ms. Snow and her charming debut. ~~~ (ARC Paperback received from author for review.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Other than being unnecessarily drawn out in several places i enjoyed the read.
AddyND More than 1 year ago
If you like historical romance this is a must read. When I finished reading it, I immediately came back to Barnes & Noble to purchase another one of her novels. Much to my disappointment there weren't any!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked how Liliana was a chemist and studying medicine, that was a nice change from your typical female lead. The thing I didn't like was how Geoffrey kept saying that he liked her but she wasn't good enough to marry because of his political agenda and then literally overnight he flip flopped and was going to "trap her" into marrying him. That kind of ruined the ending for me, but overall I thought it was pretty good.
chanchile More than 1 year ago
very good romance novel. funny, passionate, "real", adventurous etc. cant say enough good things. You will not be disappointed unless you are completely daft.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprised his evil mother wasn't a bigger part of the book. Nothing was left unanswered.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Sweet Enemy by Heather Snow Liliana had found some old letters behind the book shelves when she returned from asking others to help with the robbery at her home. The letters didn't make sense to her but it reminded her of her father's dying words: be trade (betrayed). Given the only clue was the wax seal on the bundle of letters that'd be a good place to start her search for the answer to who murdered her father. It was just by chance she and her aunt and cousin got an invite to go to the place where the seal came from. His mother was at it again, setting him up for marriage by throwing a party, using his seal to send the invites out, and hope he would find a suitable partner. She attends the ball at his house and finds herself going through the library looking for a spot in the shelves the same as what's at her library-the hidden shelf. But something happens and she ends up in his arms. They start courting... Sword fighting tournaments are just the thing to show off in front of the women. Her gunsman won the bet because of her knowledge of chemical reactions and the right things to add to the gun powder. Fascinating explanation of the plants they find and what they can do for the sick. He is in agreement with her as to the location of a new village after hearing all about the chemical reactions of things that could relate to illness in the new village. Was thinking with just 2 pages left I hope she gets to use her chemistry magic again to solve the mystery. And another book in the series will be out soon too, excellent read and can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This story is written very well to want the reader to keep reading to see what happens next. I love historical books and enjoyed this one very much. I am intrigued to see what happens in her next book in the series with other characters in from this story.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Loved the book! The story uses many twists.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I enjoyed this book very much.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Very good read that kept my interest to the end. Book 1 of a series. 323 pages
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I appreciate reading a good book without swearing.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Very enjoyable read. Keep me guessing about the next twist.
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Anonymous 12 months ago
An enjoyable and suspenseful romantic mystery
Anonymous 12 months ago
There was a lot of repetition in this book. I am just thankful that the strong female character in this book was unique for this time period.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down. I love that the main character is smart and independent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an okay book it needed more character building, I found myself skipping through the book there was a lot of unnecessary info.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot and characters were good but found myself skim reading a lot especially toward the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it!