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Silk and Shadows: Book 1 of The Silk Trilogy (English Edition) di [Putney, Mary Jo]
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He called himself Peregrine, the wanderer, and he came to London for revenge...

Like the falcon he named himself for, Peregrine is wild and free, an exotic prince who fascinates 1839 London with his wealth, mystery, and dangerous allure. He emerged from his mysterious Asiatic past to exact retribution for an appalling crime. Nothing and no one can stop him—except perhaps Lady Sara St. James, whose fragile beauty conceals a gentle heart, genuine goodness, and a soul of steel.

Unable to resist his seductive charm, Lady Sara turns away from her ordered life to embrace a man she loves, but cannot fully trust. In Sara, Peregrine sees a chance for a life beyond revenge. But can he keep her without revealing his devastating secrets? Or protect her from the enemy he has vowed to destroy?

The Silk Trilogy
Book #1: Silk and Shadows
Book #2: Silk and Secrets
Book #3: Veils of Silk

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
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  • Lunghezza stampa: 454
  • Editore: Mary Jo Putney, Inc. (29 novembre 2013)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B00507TKCW
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  • Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: #149.203 a pagamento nel Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 a pagamento nella categoria Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.6 su 5 stelle 168 recensioni
132 di 139 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
1.0 su 5 stelle Disappointed 12 febbraio 2017
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
I'm so disappointed. I was really enjoying the book until the hero raped the heroine. Why on earth people think that's sexy or even forgivable is beyond me. So I stopped reading (it was the half way mark of the book).
5 di 5 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle great romance with lots of action, steamy love scenes and a complex hero you won't soon forgot 18 novembre 2016
Di lynique - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
A dark brooding hero with an agenda, a feisty heroine, a compelling love story: these are the trademarks of any Mary Jo Putney novel. Set in Victorian London, this is a wonderful book one of the Silk trilogy. introducing characters you won't forget easily, and a story you'll be thinking about for a long time after you've finished reading the book. When shy Sara meets handsome Prince Peregrine, she senses he has lots of dark secrets but falls in love with him despite the mystery. As for Peregrine, he romances Sara because he thought she would be the perfect tool for revenge..... until he realizes his feelings have changed. Can he escape the demons of his past and make a bright future with the woman he loves?
2.0 su 5 stelle Promising start. Characters degenerate into stupidity. 23 maggio 2017
Di Vintage Sedona - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
LONG review with spoilers.

This started out so promising, a 3 possibly a 4 star book with great writing, a dark and mysterious alpha hero in search of revenge and an intelligent heroine with her own, much milder past. At the 37% mark, thank you Kindle for accuracy, I had my first doubts then, later, smart characters doing stupid things ruined it.

Mikhael, the H has come to England to exact revenge on Charles, smug, self-satisfied, VERY ambitious fiancee of Sara, the beloved cousin to H’s BF. Charles is also a very evil doer. VERY as in not a fun bad guy, but a gross bad guy that needs to die a horrible death. [He not only owns various kinds of brothels (your run of the mill whorehouse, BDSM brothel where one can be beaten or beat, and, oh joy, a brothel that specialize in young children and virgins). Charles likes to frequent them as an avid customer as well especially after seeing his upper crust, self-contained fiancee. Charles the villain wants an earldom and wants Sara, daughter of a Duke, to help him get the status update. Sara was mildly crippled in her first season, lost out on love, and wants to get married, She’s a smart cookie, likes Charles enough, adores his daughter, and figures what the heck, so to speak.

In the quest for revenge, and to save Sara from marrying a sanctimonious whoremonger, the H seduces Sara …at her own engagement ball. The shark started jumping at this point. From here on end, ranting spoiler…

Under the ploy of telling Sara what a rotter her fiancee is, she and the H end up in the library during the ball. He doesn’t just kiss her, but he seduces her to the point she is partially disrobed when her father, cousin, and fiancee come in. I did not buy it. Yes, the h was attracted to the H, but she is an intelligent and honorable woman. No way did I buy the nipple exposure. It was a cheap shot at implying overwhelming passion. Just as well he did it though, as Charles the evil fiancee not only calIs her a slut, but a cripple in need of a husband in front of her father and cousin. Excuse me, what a fine time for a duel.

The H and h end up marrying, and things are looking up. Then the revenge plot goes into full swing. The H is tightening the noose on the evil Charles. As if the brothels weren't enough, Charles has had people killed and arson set for a railroad deal. He needs to die basically. The H has such a specific revenge plot in place it’s ridiculous. The H wants honor in all ways

The H rescues Jenny, one of the girls from the virgin/pedophile brothel, while leaving the rest of the girls and children there. Jenny is one of the few characters whose brain cells function from beginning to end of this story. She’s a feisty and sweet girl who just wants a chance at life as well as a chance to spit on the evil guy’s grave. She ends up with her own little romance which she really deserved.

Angst, angst, and more angst. When I finally gave up the ghost is when the h finds out that Charles’ daughter was kidnapped in Jenny’s stead and was taken to the virgin/pedophile brothel. Jenny tells the h not to go, but the h has to rescue the little girl. Jenny says take lots of backup. Does the h take a battalion of the guards the H has left behind? No. The h runs off with the H’s turbaned sidekick to one of the most evil characters in the book. Spare me from good, smart characters turned criminally stupid. Really. One guy. One guy against the manager of a brothel that buys and sells young girls and children that are there against their will. The very brother that is OWNED by her spurned and vengeful ex-fiancee? If the h had been an impetuous character I might have bought it, but she’s intelligent AND she has been warned and told what a total creep her ex-fiancee is. Right into the lion’s den she goes. To make matters worse, the evil ex-fiancee who monologues about the evils of women as he debauches virgins, pops into the room to check out the latest virgin only to find out it’s his kidnapped daughter. He’s horrified..

Such a promising start. Great writing, interesting characters, intricate plot, but the two main characters degenerated into such stupidity I couldn’t get beyond it. The H I could handle as his reasons for wanting revenge are clear and understandable. ..[Charles the evil fiancee met him when he was ten and a slave in Tripoli (I think). Charles bought the H who thought he would be freed. Charles proceeded to sodomize him, beat him, then gave him away to be turned into a eunuch.

Oh yeah, and the evil fiancee mildly blackmails the Duke, the h's father, because her dad went to the BDSM brothel for a little paddling as he felt lost after his wife died. I guess that's the eighth stage of grief: spank me. The dad doesn't feel bad about encouraginghis only daughter to accept the creep's hand because he's still a gentleman.
4.0 su 5 stelle Good characterization, interesting plot. *VERY MINOR SPOILERS* 4 maggio 2017
Di Tabby1249 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
I really appreciate an author who writes strong, well developed characters. Happily, Silk and Shadows has two: Mikhal (Michael), more antihero than hero and Sara, Lady St. James. By the end of the novel the reader really gets to know these characters, but whether or not you like them is up to you as both are not without some character flaws even if Sara comes perilously close to being too perfect. The few secondary characters are also well written, especially Ross who will star in the next novel in the series. In 'Silk,' he is the stalwart friend and voice of caution and reason as is Benjamin Slade, Mikhal's man of business. I really liked both of these characters.

This novel was also a bit unique for the Victorian romance genre in that the hero was not described as typically English and the heroine is physically damaged from a childhood riding accident. His seeming foreignness and her albeit minor disability play an interesting role in the progress of the story. To the author's credit, there is also precious little time spent describing manner of dress, stately rooms and glittering 'balls.' That's not to say there is none, but such descriptive detail is used with restraint and to move the plot forward rather than taking up valuable literary real estate to make a page count.

The plot, in addition to delving into some of the seamier aspects of Victorian London, is centered around Mikhal's driving, life-consuming need for revenge against Charles Weldon, Sara's fiancé and to all appearances, upright English gentleman. Although some hints are given the reader waits a long time before the full reason for Mikhal's hatred is revealed. The scene where that happens is one of several well written exchanges between Mikhal and Sara and can fairly be described as heartbreaking. His hatred is valid even if his method of seeking revenge is the principle reason for his antihero status.

Good, solid, believable characterization makes or breaks a novel for me. Unfortunately, the character of Charles Weldon, the villain of the piece, is over done to the point where he is more caricature than character. As the novel progresses I am reminded of a mustache twirling Snidely Whiplash rather than a truly menacing villain. A little more quiet subtlety in his reflections and speech would have made him much more terrifying. Given the grandiose nature of Weldon's villainy, his end was not quite believable even with the author's carefully constructed rationale delivered by Benjamin Slade.

Bottom line: With the few reservations noted above, I liked this book and found it to be a well written, entertaining read.
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4.0 su 5 stelle Mikahl and Sara 18 aprile 2017
Di Candace Peterson - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
Mikahl is Prince Peregrine and he has come to England for one thing -- revenge. Lady Sara is the Duke of Haddonfield's daughter. When Sara is betrothed to Charles Weddon, Mikahl does everything in his power to break the betrothal. Once broken, he marries Sara. Mikahl hates Charles Weddon. He wants to see the man destroyed and then killed. But will his thrist for vengeance cost him his wife? Can a man bent on revenge change his course?

Sara is a strong heroine with a moral fiber. Mikahl has faced much abuse and pain. The two compliment each other. The reader is held spellbound by the growth of the characters. The plot is solid and the subplots are neatly tied up. The pace is steady and flowing. I like forward to the next book in the series.
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