Between The Devil And Ian Eversea (2014)
Between the Devil and Ian Eversea (2014)
Rating
3.84 of 5 Votes: 4
ISBN
0062118110 (ISBN13: 9780062118110)
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English
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Avon
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Julie Anne Long's "Between the Devil and Ian Eversea" (#9 in the Pennyroyal Green series)  Aside from a couple of anachronisms (accordions had not been invented when the story takes place, sometime around 1815), and typos (the cook's name alternates pretty regularly between "Mrs. deWitt" and "Miss DeWitt"), this is a charming and highly enjoyable story.   I'm *really* ready for Olivia Eversea's and Lyon Redmond's story, though.  As another reviewer mentioned, the second half of the book was definitely better than the first half. The heroine, Tansy, is portrayed as a woman who goes around breaking hearts without a thought. The problem, I feel, is that the author took too long to endear us to Tansy and give us a sort of explanation as to why she was behaving that way. The author even didn't have to give us an explanation so much as "hints" as to Tansy's turmoil, despite the fact that we were in Tansy's head a lot of the time. It's a shame, really, because there were so many opportunities to do so. There were many points during the first half where I was going to give up and read no more. In my experience, if the first half sucked, the probability of a book getting better as you progress dwindles. Luckily I persevered, and the second half turned out very romantic. It is at the point when Ian has a conversation with the Eversea's cook that he starts to realize that Tansy is using her powers of flirtation as a coping mechanism to the fact that she lost her whole family. As Ian discovers a different side of Tansy, so do the readers, which made the heroine more palatable in the end. Three stars overall -- the second half definitely redeemed this book, although I more than likely will not reread this. I was very close to giving this two stars instead.
Reviews
simple
I wish I could give 6 starts to this! I was overwhelmed. I cried and swooned! Amazing
ari1976
I couldn't put this book down! I really felt connected to the characters!
kinga
This one was fun. I adore the bit with the Italian. And Tansy's vices.
thsw
A sweet story, I'd like to read the earlier ones now.
heavens007
nice
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