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A View to a Kiss

by Caroline Linden


Mariah seems to have it all:†sheís young, beautiful, intelligent, and the daughter of the wealthy Earl of Doncaster.† Having traveled around the world with her parents, Mariah endures her first season in London in which she is expected to sift through the local gentlemen and select a mate from her many suitors.† She encounters a significant problem, however, when all the men bore her with their lack of depth and transparent desire to court her because of her fatherís wealth and status.

During a deadly dull party at her parentsí home one evening, she meets a mysterious stranger outside in the dark shadows of the terrace.† Unable to clearly see his face or body, she becomes intrigued by his quick wit, mesmerizing voice, and secretive nature.

As a commoner and a government spy, Harry Sinclair has been assigned the task of watching over important local political leaders, including the Earl of Doncaster.† He also has been warned to stay away from distracting young ladies of the nobility who are out of his reach.† Even so, Harry canít resist climbing the ivy that leads to Mariahís bedroom window in order to pay her midnight visits.† Initially appalled at his audacity, Mariah soon looks forward to this late-night rendezvous with the mysterious stranger, and welcomes Harry into her home and her life.

A View to a Kiss combines the best of a spy novel, a romance novel, and a historical novel into one thrilling tale of love, lust, treason, and triumph.† A passionate well-told story, this book is a compelling read that stands out among other historical romances for its strong, likeable characters, unique romance, exciting mystery, and original plot.† A View to a Kiss will keep readers guessing until the end.

The Book

Avon Books / HarperCollins
February 2009
Mass Market Paperback
Romance - Historical (Regency, England, 1800-1820)
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NOTE: Sexuality, Mild Violence

The Reviewer

Leslie Halpern
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Leslie Halpern is the author of Reel Romance: The Lovers' Guide to the 100 Best Date Movies, Dreams on Film, A Writer's Guide to Fearless Interviews, and the co-author of Connections: A Collection of Poems. Coming Soon: Passionate About Their Work: Celebrities, Artists, and Experts Discuss Creativity.
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