Thursday, 9 January 2020

Audio: Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen

Narrated by: Morag Sims
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 12-03-19
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio
YA Historical romance Mystery
In exchange for an honest review

I'd say that the only thing that made this one YA, was the lack of smexy times. Because, sure, young heroine, but they can be young in adult too, first season and all. So it was like reading a clean adult romance, except there at the end there is a really dangerous situation. Really raw too. So trigger warning there for, oh but if I say it it is a spoiler, but if I do not say it...well danger of rape. 

Victoria loves the countryside. But then her sister shows up. And then her parents say that Victoria must find a husband this season.

Her options are not that many. The charming and rich Mr Carmichael (obvi the best option), the guy who takes snuff all the time, or maybe the guy she can't even listen too. Yes not that many options.

Then her best friend shows up, former best friend who left for the continent at 14.

Oh and then there is the weird thing that someone might be trying to harm her, and her family.

Mystery and budding romance, but mostly the mystery of these dangerous situations that keep popping up. 

Also, the heroine loves Jane Austen, and she tries to act like the heroines at times, and fail.

I enjoyed the book. Good speed, and less Ton than an adult romance. And more, I shall do this!

Narrator Morag Sims:
I liked the narrator. She made good distinctive voices  and she made some of the suitors sound like such toads in the best way.I do believe this was my first time listening to her, but I would do it again.

Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home.


But now Vicky must marry--or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society's treacherous season.



Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky's exact circumstances: whether the roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility.



Most unfortunately of all, Vicky's books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her...ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.

22 comments:

  1. Interesting... is it more mystery, with romantic elements... like this main character will continue on with another mystery and the romance will continue? Or??

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    1. I have no idea. It seems so, but at the same time it felt like loose ends got pulled together. Like her sister finding love, and the heroine finding her man. That could have bee left for book 2 then

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  2. I'm not familiar with either the author or narrator but it does sound good. Thanks

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  3. Oh it looks fun. I love that she tries to act like the heroines of Jane Austen

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  4. Sounds like it was pretty good. It would be hard not to have good men to pick from at that time.

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  5. I am always a little perplexed when we speak about clean romance! Like sex is unclean!!

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    1. Oh did I say clean? Dang me. I hate that word. But yes it felt like an adult book without smexy times. Since historicals can have heroines this age without being YA, but it was Ya

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  6. New one to me, but I like the idea of a good clean romance, though the triggering thing at the end does seem like a sharp change in tone.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  7. I had a good time with this one, too. Yeah, it could have been an adult historical just lacking in the steam. :)

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    1. It really felt so, sorry YA, but YA does have another tone that this one did not have ;)

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  8. Maybe Mr Carmichael will get his own HEA

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  9. I have been seeing this one around lately. I might have to give it a try someday.

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