The River Knows (2020)

The River Knows The first kiss occurred in a dimly lit hallway on the upper floor of Elwin Hastings s grand house Louisa never saw it coming Of course Anthony Stalbridge couldn t possibly have had romantic intention
  • Title: The River Knows
  • Author: Amanda Quick Jayne Ann Krentz
  • ISBN: 9780399154171
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The first kiss occurred in a dimly lit hallway on the upper floor of Elwin Hastings s grand house Louisa never saw it coming Of course, Anthony Stalbridge couldn t possibly have had romantic intentions The kiss was an act of desperation meant to distract the armed guard from catching the pair in a place they did not belong After all, Louisa Bryce, in her dull maroonThe first kiss occurred in a dimly lit hallway on the upper floor of Elwin Hastings s grand house Louisa never saw it coming Of course, Anthony Stalbridge couldn t possibly have had romantic intentions The kiss was an act of desperation meant to distract the armed guard from catching the pair in a place they did not belong After all, Louisa Bryce, in her dull maroon gown and gold rimmed spectacles, was no man s idea of an alluring female The only thing the two interlopers have in common is a passionate interest in the private affairs of Mr Hastings a prominent member of Society whom they both suspect of hiding terrible secrets Now, brought together by their ruse, Anthony and Louisa are united in their efforts to find the truth Each has a reason for the quest Anthony s fianc e was said to have thrown herself into the Thames but Anthony has his own suspicions Louisa whose own identity is shrouded in layers of mystery is convinced that Hastings has a connection to a notorious brothel When Anthony successfully cracks Hastings s hidden safe and discovers incriminating evidence it appears that both their instincts were correct Yet Hastings is hiding far than jewels and ledger books Bringing him to justice will be perilous than they anticipate and their partnership will be heated than either one expects For it is not only Anthony s curiosity that Louisa arouses, and the two share something else a thrilling attraction to danger From the triple threat author who also hits bestseller lists under the names Jayne Ann Krentz and Jayne Castle, this is a delightful new romp filled with suspense and wit and the steamy Victorian passion her devoted readers love.
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    1. The River Knows is definitely one of Ms Quick s better written novels The pacing was just right, and the entire story was well planned I admit that Anthony and Louisa didn t really stand out as leads when compared to that of Dangerous, The Paid Companion, Lie By Moonlight and Ravished, but they were still strong primary characters nonetheless They had chemistry, and worked really well together, with each augmenting the other s strengths After reading tons of Amanda Quick books, I know that her h [...]

    2. Set in London towards the end of the Victorian era, when enlightened women refused to wear injurious corsets and 14 pounds of petticoats But she and Emma were both staunch advocates of the rational dress movement, which held that ladies should wear no than seven pounds of underwear As for corsets, the movement had wisely declared them to be injurious to women s health So I figure we need a new movement underwire bras hurt.This is a historical romance, narrated beautifully by Katherine Kellgren, [...]

    3. This was a fun story and I liked it, but without anything truly outstanding to raise it above the average I liked Louisa A lot But Anthony was kind of Victorian standard capable, worldly, rich, and prone to falling in love with strange, bookish women.There were a few laugh out loud moments I ve never laughed so hard during a love scene , but also some real groaners with the villains And yet again, I have to say I m beyond tired of inserting sections from the viewpoint of the villains particularl [...]

    4. A year ago Joanna Barclay had to stage her own suicide in order to escape the noose, after killing a Lord in self defence She fashioned a new life for herself under the name of Louisa Bryce, living with the eccentric Lady Emma Ashton and working as a journalist Her current case is to find out the dark secrets of Mr Hastings, who she thinks is financing a brothel While searching the Hastings mansion for proof, she runs into Anthony Stalbridge and realizes he is after Hastings dark secrets as well [...]

    5. To date, this is probably the Amanda Quick book with the most riveting mystery I ve read in my personal opinion, of course I know a lot of other people might disagree But I enjoyed every moment of this book and was actually quite in love with how the entire story unfolded And I am always ever in love with how quickly books by this author jump right into the action, the excitement, and the intrigue.When played right, the secret reveals in certain books work really well And this was one of the ins [...]

    6. While this was very well read by the reader, I m afraid I may have read too many books by this author This humorless pair wasn t any different from her other heroes and heroines, and the hoops Quick jumps through the make so many of her heroines virgins masquerading as worldly women is getting on my nerves.

    7. O.M.G I loved this book so much there was a lot of different angles that were being played and it all worked out perfectly I am happy that Louisa got her happy ending I was even happy when Anthony n his family loved her even tho she had a big secret.

    8. She rose from her ashes, creating a new identity to bury her past Now widow Louisa Bryce is an investigative reporter, searching for dirt about a prominent gentleman in Society One evening, she s rescued in the nick of time by another gentleman s fiery kiss.Anthony Stalbridge has an agenda of his own to find dirt about the prominent gentleman in Society He suspects him of murdering his fianc e a year ago But Anthony also has an agenda of his own about the mysterious widow.Soon, Anthony and Louis [...]

    9. This is the 24th book by Amanda Quick Jayne Ann Krentz and subsequently the 24th that I ve read If you like one of her books, you will probably like them all They all if memory serves have a darkly handsome and worldly hero and a slightly irreverent heroine, who are nearly always bespectacled The chemistry between the two leads is always politely passionate They get into just enough peril to make for a slightly mysterious plot, and they consistently have surprising to the heroine sexual chemistr [...]

    10. I like Jayne Krentz and Amanda Quick novels, and have read than a few.The plot was interesting than the characters on this one, both too predictable, but certainly readable.There seems to be a standard insert name here quality about the dark, brooding, and troubled Arcanely Talented herobut he s got some good points, too, so I m not complaining too loudly.I wouldn t start out your Amanda Quick experience with this book, it s of a fill in the gaps of the Arcane Society novel than a riveting ne [...]

    11. Louisa is a wonderful heroine and Quick introduced a new for her story component by giving her leading lady the secret past of a near rape that ended in the horrible man s murder and causes her to fake her suicide and create a new identity Anthony was a great hero and his family was hysterical they offered many LOL moments The murder subplot was engaging though somewhat convoluted, it had nice twists and turns that provide for a good mystery, even if the reader often realizes the truth before th [...]

    12. After the last Amanda Quick book I read annoyed me, I thought it might be a while before I read another but getting to the library at closing time I ended up grabbing a few books almost at random I really enjoyed this book I enjoyed the plot and some of the surprises it presented One of the things I ve always enjoyed about Amanda Quick s books are the strong, independent heroines I think Louisa may be one of my favourites.

    13. I had to spend six hours in a van and ran into the library to desperately find something to listen towhich is my habit, and the only way I can make it through the long hours on the road I thought I had grabbed a River Runs Through It, but this is not the same material at all It s a historical romance, and not my normal reading material, but it kept me awake and had a rather funny sex scene It was entertaining, and I guess, at its basic premise, that s what books are all about.

    14. There wasn t really anything wrong with this book The characters were likable enough and solving the mystery was kind of fun However, I felt like there just wasn t that extra spark It was definitely one of those books that you just trudge through cause it s not horrible to read and it s something to do.

    15. I find it hard to believe that the same author of Ravished and Dangerous had penned this.Very slow and lacking read.Couldn t really relate to the characters.

    16. I misread the review for this book and assumed it was a mystery with a love story tied in Instead, I got a Victorian romance novel with a mystery plot It followed the general romance formula a couple of steamy petticoat and corset scenes, with a few cute murder in Polite Society twists Not bad for cotton candy for the brain, and certainly a light enough read to start off summer.

    17. 1 ti u thuy t di m t nh u c c c c g i m m ng, 1 ch ng t i hoa xu t ch ng b thu h t b i 1 c g i c v ngo i qu m a l c h u, v r i sau th c ng quan h c ng ph t hi n ra v p ti m n c a n ng L 1 chuy n l ng m n th n ko c g m i m , c s c cho l m l 1 truy n trinh th m th c ng ch ng b t ng , k ch t nh cho l m.

    18. I don t know why, but when I start an Amanda Quick book, I m always surprised to find that her heroine are charmingly, frustratingly obtuse when they talk to the hero It always makes me laugh and then I seem to forget how much I enjoy her heroines until I pick up the next book.

    19. Despite the stilted language, and very predictable romance, I muddled through to about the hundredth page in search of a surprise Instead I reached a truly ludicrous sex scene, which made me slam shut the book, and say That s enough Next

    20. I found the dialogue flat, and the writing in general not at all compelling The story itself was ok, but I don t think I ll be reading any by Amanda Quick I guess it s just not my style.

    21. Re read again Set towards the end of the Victorian era, Louisa and Anthony meet To Society, Louisa seems to be a quiet country cousin, when in reality she has had to reinvent herself twice Anthony comes upon her searching the very room he is about to search, and kisses her upon the approach of one of guards They discover that their goals match up in that they want to discover the secrets of a certain Mr Hastings While figuring out the puzzle, they fall in love.

    22. I didn t realize this was a romance when I picked it up It has the usual romance items the attractive, upper class wealthy male, the not so attractive female with redeeming qualities They re hot for each other, but there s the secret past that s a serious problem There are some fairly original plot features Nice story, happy ending.

    23. I just loved this book fast paced, wonderful characters whom you love, and sharp, witty banter, along with a chilling mystery.

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