Love And Justice When Drew Foster Is Released From Prison, He Doesn T Much Care About Salvaging His Soiled Reputation Though He S Working Undercover, Everyone In Victorian London Believes Him Guilty Of The Jack The Ripper Murders And That His Brother Paid For His Innocence Despite Her Genteel Upbringing, Anna Jacobs Is Intent On Finishing Medical School And Becoming A Physician Society S Ridicule Has Never Bothered Her, But When Her Brother, The Yard S Best Detective, Is Scorned For Letting Drew Go, She Confronts The One Man Who Can Set The Record Straight At A Ball She Certainly Doesn T Count On The Rogue Being Dashing And Handsome, Nor On Him Stealing A Passionate KissAnna S Brazen Contempt For His Dangerous Reputation Captivates Drew, But He Is Harboring Secrets That Make Him Unfit To Court Any Proper Woman As He Finds Himself An Outsider Among His Colleagues At Scotland Yard, The Feisty Beauty Offers Up Her Medical Knowledge To Assist Him On The Case But When The Real Killer Returns To London To Continue His Reign Of Terror, Can Anna Find Safety In Drew S Arms ouais ben lui aussi a va tre un Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew Si le tome 2 tait bien mais plut t classique encore m me avec la partie thriller dans la t te de Jack l Eventreur ce tome 2 gagne carr ment un niveau, en m langeant habilement romance et thriller historique.Pour le c t romance nous avons d un c t Andrew Drew Foster, petit fr re du pr c dent h ros et qui a longtemps cach une blessure d enfance dans une attitude de d bauch passant son temps jouer et s enivrer sauf que son alcoolisme a failli lui co ter la vie, puisque l ventreur avait fait de lui un coupable id al de pr c dents meurtres C est ainsi que Drew se retrouve libre, abstinent et bien d cid trouver le coupable.Et pour cela il va demander de l aide Anna Jacobs, s ur de l inspecteur en charge de l enqu te et malgr sa position de lady de la bonne soci t , l ve en m decine Bien videmment vous vous doutez que cette union purement professionnelle au d but d bouche tr s vite sur autre choseJ aime beaucoup Drew depuis le tome 1 et le voir lutter contre son addiction l alcool le rend encore plus sympathique J aime encore plus Anna, qui r ve d tre m decin, malgr les craintes de sa m re qui l aime mais qui craint qu elle ne trouve pas de mari or l poque tout le monde sait bien que l avenir d une femme ce n est que le mariage et j aime leur interaction et l intelligence des deux protagonistes.J aime aussi les personnages secondaires, comme la m re d Anna, dont on ressent les craintes l gitimes pour sa fille dans cette soci t victorienne Et le docteur en charge de la formation des jeunes filles l cole de m decine, le docteur Harrison, qui milite pour des femmes m decin suite une trag die personnelle.Mais la partie qui m a le plus plu finalement, c est le fait que comme personnages on aie aussi le les tueurs et qu on soit dans leur t te parfois a ajoute une pointe, je ne dirais pas d angoisse, mais de sensation la lecture Cela ajoute aussi une part sombre cette romance car malheureusement des innocents meurent et il n y a pas de beaux h ros romantiques, m me un d bauch r form pour les sauver.Et puis surtout la fin, et a j ai beaucoup aim m me si pas forc ment adh r , le h ros fait un choix moralement discutable et disons que l auteur ne s en sort pas par une pirouette en forme de chevalier blanc Alors oui, c est fait pour sauver sa bien aim et la fin romantique de l histoire est respect e mais j aime que les h ros ne soient pas tout blancs, a changent il y a presque une petit c t Luther en fait dans cette fin En tout cas m me si on a une liste de suspects potentiels, on ne sait toujours pas sur qui l auteur va faire porter le chapeau des crimes de l ventreur et j ai h te qu elle crive le tome 3 en me doutant un peu de qui vont tre les h ros h ro nes A romance with Jack the Ripper as a character I can honestly say I didn t think I d ever put romance and Jack the Ripper together in a sentence, but this book does just that After Drew Foster is released from jail for being accused of being Jack the Ripper, he starts working in the case This is where he meets Anna Jacobs They are quite the pair Neither have much faith in themselves, but they are drawn together and fall in love while trying to identify the killer I really liked this, but was disappointed they didn t uncover Jack But if he was never identified in real life, I guess they couldn t do that here lolARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley Author Robyn DeHartFirst published 2014Length 3462 locationsSetting London, 1889Sex Explicit but not frequent.Hero Bastard son of Duke Alcoholic Accused of being Jack the Ripper.Heroine Studying to be a physician Curvy.Includes excerpt from The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart.An interesting exploration of alcoholism, women entering the medical profession, Jack the Ripper and fighting for an HEA.On the downside, I wasn t overly happy with the ending Not that I expected the Ripper mystery to be resolved, that the HFN on that story was rushed and rather anti climactic.A lot to like, and better developed characters, but It seems to me to just miss the mark.I am excited by this series.I am intrigued by the concept.But I am disappointed in the execution.Jack the Ripper DeHart weaves a lot of the Jack the Ripper story into her books.During Drew s investigation he examines the files for Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elixzabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly They were known as the canonical five victims.When an author is able to competently weave truth into her stories as DeHart does it gives the reader a solid foundation on which to believe The blurring of truth and fiction draws us in and is one of my favourite aspects of historical fiction the what ifs and little bits of trivia.Dangerous Liasons The Secrets of Mia Danvers Nicholas Daventry and Georgia WellsThe Temptations of Anna Jacobs Pascal LaMartine and Elizabeth Bowes References Author s websites the Ripper on w pedia ISBN 9781472211101 CR The Temptations of Anna Jacobs Dangerous Liaisons 2 by Robyn DeHart is a 2014 Intermix publication I was provided a copy of this book by the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review.Anna is going against society by attending a school devoted to teaching women to become doctors Her mother is horrified and terrified Anna will never find a husband if this continues When Anna s brother, a detective for Scotland Yard, releases Drew Foster from prison despite his being the number one suspect in the grisly Jack the Ripper murders, he is lambasted publicly What the people don t know is , Drew is actually working undercover He hopes to clean himself up and stay sober and clear his name When he continues to find himself in Anna s company, the two realize an attraction is growing rapidly between them Drew will enlist Anna to help him catch the killer when he finds the Yard is not much help to his investigation Despite the few stolen kisses and the physical attraction to one another, Drew makes it clear he and Anna can not have a long term proper relationship Anna is a not a woman to be deterred however, and Drew will find himself unable to resist the temptation.The focus here is split between the Ripper investigation and the romance between Anna and Drew Anna s determination to become a doctor is a daily fight against her mother who attempts to dissuade her at every turn This part was funny because the plot to have Anna s teacher influence her to give up her dreams really backfires I enjoyed the banter between Anna and Drew and they will make the perfect couple, if they survive the Ripper murders I love a good mystery and when it is combined with my favorite romance genre it s a win win In this case there were a few times when the story stuttered a little and the back and forth between the ripper s thoughts, Drew and Anna s dangerous pursuit and the romance switched back and forth too quickly and I had a hard time really sinking my teeth into this one I enjoyed the book for the most part and anytime we have a female protaganist in historical fiction that goes against society and helps to open doors for women to stand on their own two feet without needing a man to provide their basic needs for them is to be applauded I loved Drew s human side as he struggles to fight off the urge to drink and the temptations are everywhere He shows us he is very determined to be a productive citizen and make a difference even though it will be a hard fought battle I think maybe this was just a really massive undertaking and at times it just didn t flow evenly As I have stated before, it is nearly impossible to include a Jack the Ripper story line and avoid graphic violence but the author did a great job in keeping that area under control The book does have a darker tone because of the subject matter Although the book has a few issues, I appreicate the story line having depth and taking on serious subjects than many historical romance novels recently I think it s time to move past the fluff and get back to a realistic view of what life was really like in this period of time It doesn t have to be all dark and heavy and melodramatic, but often when I read Regency romance novels I sometimes feel like I am reading the same book over and over Parties, gowns, balls, polite society and spoiled Dukes and Earls can only amuse for so long Overall I give this one 3.5 stars rounded to 4 With sweet romance and thrilling mystery, The Temptations of Anna Jacobs was a fantastic historical romance read I really liked this book It kept me on the edge of my seat and I really enjoyed reading it Loved it Anna was a lovely heroine She was very smart, strong, and determined not to let society s disapproval sway her from what she wanted I appreciated that she was unwilling to let rumors dictate how she perceived a person like with Drew s reputation as the Ripper She was a great heroine and I really liked her.Drew was also wonderful He was really trying to redeem himself in this book After being drunk for most of his adult life, keeping bad company, and being so muddle minded that he allowed the murders to be pinned on him, he wasn t going to go back to all that He set out to redeem himself and he definitely did He proved himself as a clever, determined, and worthy gentleman And, he was so sweet and adorable I thought he was a perfectly flawed hero.The romance was great Anna and Drew were very sweet together I liked how Anna didn t judge Drew for his past or his reputation, and Drew understood Anna s wish to be a doctor There was some steaminess between them, though their romance was mostly sweet I thought they were a lovely couple.The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through There were tons of thrills that kept me on the edge of my seat, as Anna and Drew tried to find the Ripper I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.The Temptation of Anna Jacobs was a fantastic historical romance I loved this book The romance was sweet, the mystery was thrilling, and I enjoyed every bit of it Romance lovers, this book is a must read I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review In this one I had problems with the title too Why The Temptation of Anna Jacobs It would have to be titled The Temptation of Drew Foster It was he that was tempted and not Anna But the book is still good and very enjoyable The story is interesting and Drew was much likable here that in the previous book where he was a very unpleasant and crude drunk.In this book we see his redemption and his will to change his life He s grown He s a man here instead a whimpering boy I liked it very much.His problem is that he struggles to accept the fact of his birth It was only his problem his half brother Alex, the duke from the previous book, loves him and accepts him completely, Anna doesn t find it very important, Mia neither At the end he accepts it too But he had to do with the odious step mother I could understand her anger, but it is not Drews fault It s her husband s fault and she should have not vented her anger on the son So I still hated her As in the previous book, the heroine, Anna, was awesome I like strong heroines and in these books we have them in spades That s great She s intelligent and completely aware that what she wants to do with her life is not something the society will appreciate, but she has on her side an accepting although reluctantly and loving mother, a great professor who appreciates her intelligence, a loving brother who values her mind.I do hope Robyn DeHart will write another book in this series since I m curious to read Simon s story Originally published on Buried Under Romance as part of a blog tourSuspenseful, but with less romance than I anticipated it s categorized as historical romance but is like historical romantic suspense.Before I began to read this, I thought this book was just another historical romance with intrigue That thought was quickly dashed as I realized the intensity of events in this book Jack the Ripper was a real historical figure who cruelly killed a number of women, and was never caught And he is the impetus that drives and endangers our dear Anna and Drew s relationship While this is categorized as a historical romance, I feel it fits the genre of Romantic Suspense much better Indeed, Anna and Drew are both characters with secrets Drew with his having been framed for murder, and Anna with her ambitions to be a doctor A very unique pairing, to be sure, yet not unexpected, since only a strong woman like Anna could understand the burden of shadows that Drew carries on his back At the same time, while I liked the progression of Anna and Drew s romance, I feel that it took backstage to the suspense element, making this of a suspense novel The handling of Jack the Ripper s mentality and behavior was done especially well, and the few scenes in which his maniacal thoughts were heard as he destroyed another victim made me shudder in truth As this is book 2 of the series, and as the real Jack the Ripper was never caught, I do wonder how this series will resolve itself For those of you who think that the villain is brought his comeuppance at the end of this book, let me assure you that it does not happen, and I believe that was known to readers of this series What does happen though, is an intriguing mix of horror, suspense, mystery, and love between two struggling and tormented characters, whose very lives are held over a precipice as they try to deal with their growing affection with each other, all the while worrying over Jack s next victim who might just be Anna This all makes for a very intense novel, and Robyn Dehart writes the tension of all kinds so well that I felt in need of nourishment right after reading this.I would recommend this book to all readers looking for an plot driven, intense story with romance, and also to read book 1 of this series The Secrets of Mia Danvers first, to better follow the mystery of cracking Jack I look forward to the final book of the trilogy, and its secretive resolution Review copy provided by the published in exchange for an honest review Thank you, Penguin group. See this review and others like it at Badass Book Reviews The Temptations of Anna Jacobs picks up where the previous book, The Secrets of Mia Danvers, left off I am really enjoying this series though I felt the first book was a little bit stronger than this one I loved the leads, Anna and Drew, than I expected to and thought the twist with The Ripper s identity was well done, but the ending was a bit rushed This is still one of the few historical romance series that I intend to continue to follow and recommend to others.Drew Foster is the brother to the Duke of Carrington and was framed for The Ripper murders in the previous book He has since been cleared of the charges, but his reputation remains in tatters He begins working undercover with Simon Jacobs of Scotland Yard to help in the apprehension of the real murderer When Simon is sent away for training, Drew turns to his sister, Anna Jacobs, for help with some details concerning the murders Anna is a medical student and at the top of her class She tends to say exactly what she is thinking and so doesn t have suitors banging down her door She is content in her studies and doesn t think she will ever meet anyone that will appreciate her as an intellectual match until she meets Drew Foster As the two delve deeper and deeper into the investigation, they find some very surprising facts about the most recent murders Can they stop him before he kills again And why does Drew keep pulling away from the willing Anna I wasn t quite as struck with Anna right off the bat as I was with Anna She did grow on me very quickly though and I found her to be a perfect heroine for The Temptations of Anna Jacobs She was very smart and observant, as well as being forward thinking about women s rights She was a true pioneer for her time and yet still believable as a lady of means She had the upbringing to carry herself in social situations, but also has the intellect to hold her own in any conversation.Though I didn t care for Drew in the first book, I loved him here His characterization was very vivid and I expected him to waltz off the page at any moment I enjoyed seeing his struggle for sobriety and his dedication to bettering himself He was very clever once he laid off the scotch and was quite the charmer He has a very painful secret that he carries with him and it taints his interactions with Anna, but I was glad to see them both come to terms with it by the end.Anna in my head I hear this as Ah na, like the character from Frozen, not An na and Drew were a scorching hot couple They stood up for one another and really couldn t care less what other people thought of them together They complimented one another intellectually and emotionally while sharing some very hot physical scenes I would say that The Temptations of Anna Jacobs was quite a bit sexier than its predecessor.The mystery of The Ripper continued in this book and there was added layer of a possible copy cat killer Anna and Drew work together to compare the old and new crime scenes and find any differences While we still don t 100% know the identity of The Ripper, some very strong hints were given in this book so that the reader can guess his identity, but the characters are still in the dark It seems like the next book should be able to wrap this plotline up easily and I am wondering if it will be from Anna s brother s perspective.The Temptations of Anna Jacobs continues the delightful mix of historical, romance, and mystery established in the first book I enjoyed seeing the development between Anna and Drew, but felt like the end was a little rushed There was a lot of focus on the elements keeping them apart, but then they just seemed to be swept away suddenly and the two were together It didn t ruin my enjoyment of this book though, and I still highly recommend the Dangerous Liaisons series for romance and historical readers alike.Thank you to Netgalley and InterMix for providing an ARC copy of this book for review.
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