Wednesday 23 November 2011

Review: Revealed - Kate Noble

Series: The Blue Raven #1
Genre: Historical romance
Pages: 400
Published: 2009
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Source: I made the library get it
Phillippa Benning is the unrivaled beauty of the Season. But when another lady challenges her for a marquis's attentions, Phillippa entices him to a secret rendezvous-only to stumble upon The Blue Raven, England's most famous spy, lurking at the site of her planned tryst.

The Blue Raven has uncovered an enemy plot directed at upcoming society functions, but he's unable to infiltrate London society. Phillippa makes an offer: in exchange for entrée among the ton, he agrees to have his true identity revealed at the Benning Ball-guaranteeing her unrivaled notoriety. As the danger draws closer, the mysterious spy and Phillippa give in to mutual desire. But when the game turns deadly, betrayal waits around the corner, and Phillippa must decide once and for all-is it the myth that captured her heart, or the man?

My thoughts:
Yes this is what historical romance should be like. Sweet, fun and just adorable in every way. 

Phillippa is the leading lady of the ton. She can sure be a bit snobbish, but that is not her true self. So I have to like her at once. She is funny, nice, she can be careless, she wants too much, she does not see what is in front of her, but everything just makes me like her more. 

The hero, Marcus Worth soon becomes entangled with her, and he regrets the day it happened. He is calm, analytic, nerdish, and yes I have to like him too. And is he the elusive Blue Raven? Together they banter, and fall for each other, but of course both do not acknowledge that. He is a bore, she is a snob. The perfect couple. 

You will never be bored when reading this book. The plot will keep you busy, the hunt for a French spy, and of course how Phillippa goes from party to party. She does not sit still. There is always something that kept me turning the page to find out what happens, I smiled, and I knew I want more. 

So yes of course I recommend this book. Now I just need book 2.

Ok, but I want a face with this one


  1. Hmm...a nerdy hunk who may have a secret identity? I like!

  2. It looks like she's about to trip on the cover!

  3. Hmm, still not sure historical romance is for me - but I like nerdy hunks! :-)

  4. Lovely review, another new author for my wishlist.

  5. When I get angry I might try this one. I bet my review will be of the ton. A very specific tone. ;p

  6. Diana
    I know, what is there not to like :D

    Haha, well I guess it is from when she was running, and did trip

    HR can be so good, I promise!

    yes yes read Noble!!!!

    I shake in fear of your wicked review, what have I done!?

  7. a wonder i loved your review so much. I am a series addict.

  8. Just checked and I have it on my kindle. Moving it up the TBR list :)

  9. Kimba
    Hihi, a series is always a good thing ;)

    YAY, I hope you like it

  10. I like the sound of this one very much.

  11. Ana
    I shake in fear of your wicked review, what have I done!?

    Hold your horses, I am not agry...yet.

  12. Ana
    *hides under the table*

  13. You made the library get it? What kind of pull do you have? From the sound of your review, I'm sure patrons will be grateful you got this one for them.

  14. This sounds like a cute book. One of those I want to curl up and enjoy with nothing more to do! Oh yes, I'm putting it on my wishlist!

  15. Missie
    He was not totally nerdy, but nerdy enough ;)

    I rock :)
    Well ok, I have worked there for 3 months now. I need the credits for uni, that or writing a 30 page essay and I want a foot into the door.

    Yay, she is just so good. I am totally wishing for more books by her for xmas

  16. I love the fact that you strong-armed the library!!! Sounds like one I would read!

  17. I have heard some wonderful things about this author. Seems like people weren't kidding. I'll be adding this one to my list. :)

  18. Haha, the Blue Raven is such a great mystery persona, based solely on the name!

  19. Staci
    Hihi, I am very good, thank you :D

    She is wonderful! Honestly, one of my fav HR authors, she and Julia Quinn

    Lol, I know, some mysteries are better staying hidden :)

  20. So many romances seem to follow the same plot lines, but this ones sounds like it might be different. I'm going now to see if my digital library has this one.

  21. Simcha
    Do give it a go, Noble is becoming my fav HR author fast

  22. hmmm, sometimes i'm not that into the spy thing in historical romances, but this one sounds good.

  23. Carrie
    It was not overly done, more like a bit of mystery in there so it works :)



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