Sweet Enemy (Veiled Seduction, #1)
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Sweet Enemy (Veiled Seduction #1)

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With a gaggle of husband-hunters vying for his attention, Geoffrey Wentworth, Earl of Stratford, finds Miss Liliana Claremont a notable exception. She has no desire to marry the son of the man she believes killed her father. Determined to find evidence of the crime, Liliana rouses the Earl's suspicions, as well as her own undeniable attraction to him.
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Penguin Group (USA) (first published February 1st 2012)
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A plain fun regency with a touch of mystery, science and two great characters, Heather Snow's debut Sweet Enemy was alot of fun from start to finsih. While it did go into some territory that's been done before, it never really stopped it from being good.

With the two main characters Geoffrey Wentworth, Earl of Stratford whose just enter the Earl role and using his power as a peer to help those who served in the military once along side him and Miss Liliana Claremont a chemist whose trying to pr...more

Liliana Claremont is a twenty-four year-old spinster and scientist. Her parents both dead, Liliana stumbles upon evidence that her father's death after an attack by robbers, may not have been random afterall, but a planned murder. She is intent on finding the murderers and seeing them pay. With clues in-hand in the form of coded letters from the late Earl Of Stratford, she agrees to attend a house party with her Aunt and cousin at Somerton Park, ancestral home of Geoffrey Wentworth, (present) Ea...more
The short and quite incoherent sum of my first impressions:

Wow wow wow. I lack the words as I'm still under the story's spell to tell you eloquently what an amazing novel this is. The writing is exquisite, the characters well fleshed out, three-dimensional and interesting, the love story is fresh and beautiful.

A stellar debut for Heather Snow, I'm already counting back the days until I can read her next novel!

And my detailed review:

I still remember every small detail about that time I read Swee...more
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

Liliana Claremont is a rather unusual lady for her day and age. Unmarried at twenty four, with no intention of marrying, she lives alone in her own home following the death of her father and she continues his work as a chemist. Liliana believes her father was murdered and she means to find who did it.When she discovers letters from a anonymous person with a noble seal on the envelope, the Wentworth seal, Liliana must figure out how to investigate.

Geoffrey Wentworth, the Earl of Stratford shares...more
SOS Aloha
It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.- Margaret Thatcher

Regency romance is my favorite genre but it is also the most crowded. As readers scream for diverse characters in exotic locales, debut author Heather Snow embraces the “bread and butter” – a house party. SWEET EMENY delivers a house party like no other with its obvious marriage mart, informal political alignments, and even a medieval revival! But it is the things...more
Lady Wesley
I love house party Regencies, and the majority of this book takes place during a house party organized by the hero's mother in an effort to force him to take a bride. That, however, is where the cliche ends. This amazing first-time author proceeds to take several Regency tropes, twist them around, and produce an entertaining romantic suspense story.

Highly recommended.

2 June 2013
Un-oh, boys and girls. I still love this book, but my inner Inigo Montoya noticed the following howlers:
*And when he’d
Mary Gramlich
SWEET ENEMY by Heather Snow
02/12 - Penguin Group - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

What does one do when the objective they set in life is changed?

Liliana Claremont has a clear and concise way of handling problems and living her life. After her father’s death she choose to live frugally allowing her to pursue his interests in chemistry without a husband. Geoffrey Wentworth, the Earl of Stratford is of the same mindset and the last thing he wants is to be married.

Geoffrey’s mother and Liliana’s a...more
Depuis que j'ai enfin appris à abandonner un livre, je ne me pose plus trop de questions…
Et voilà un nouveau A&P que j'ai donc arrêté.
Ca avait pourtant bien commencé, histoire originale, héroïne intello, etc… et puis à 50% c'est devenu lent, lent, lent, lent.
Trop lent. Il ne se passe rien pendant tellement longtemps qu'aussi prometteurs les héros soient-ils, je n'ai pas pu me forcer à continuer.

Il parait que les derniers chapitres sont vraiment sympas, reprennent en intensité, mais si j'av...more
Sevdim yazarın tarzını değişik bir konu işlemiş,çok ahım şahım bir hikaye değil belki ama hani okutuyor kendini dediklerimizden.En azından sıkıntıya sokan bir hikaye değildi.Yazarı kesinlikle takip edeceğim,bir çok yeni yazara göre gayet iyiydi.
işin özü tadımlık,eksileriyle,artılarıyla okundu bitti...
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Feb 24, 2012 Maria rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: historical romance, mystery romance
This rating is really a 3.5, and I debated for some time if it should be a little higher because the story was definitely interesting. Regency romance has become increasingly homogeneous in recent years, and it has become difficult to find stories that feel original. This is what attracted me to this novel: The mystery at the heart of the novel is based in true events and is solved in a way that makes sense for 1817.

Liliana Claremont has just discovered that her father's murder a decade prior w...more
Ashley Chen
I LOOOOVEEDDD this book! Before I started the book, I fell for the premise of the book. I am a fan of science and when Heather contacted me, I was super excited! I have no idea why it took so long for me to review!

Yeah, have you ever read a book that everything was perfect? I love how adventurous Liliana was and she was not the stupid girl who week adventure. You know what I am talking about, she is not the girl that you shout at the page "NO! Why would you do that! That is just so stupid!". Lil...more
This debut from Heather Snow was exceptionally written and I just fell in love with the characters from the beginning. Both had lost the fathers at young ages and had closed off their hearts after their losses. They both have the same view on marriage and both vowing to never open their hearts to love.

Liliana and Geoffrey are both wonderful characters.

Liliana is a wonderfully smart and talented lady scientist, a chemist to be exact. She is intelligent and always wondering about experiments and...more
Hannah Fielding
This book is the debut novel from Heather Snow and I am very impressed. This novel has all of the usual things we associate with, and love about, historical romance – society rules, nobility and titles, balls, dresses, romance and fluttering hearts. But what makes it stand out is the crossover element, adding a touch of mystery and danger that keeps the plot moving forward quickly and making the book a real page-turner.

Added to that is the fabulous heroine, Liliana, who is not the usual lady of...more
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As you all may have noticed, I have been on a historical romance kick lately. I love HR! Started with HR, will always go back to HR. It is my favorite of all genres. But what I have noticed most about the recent HR reads I have been rabidly reading through is that I have very much enjoyed them all. I mean, seriously. When reading multiple books, you would expect to find something that...more
Lisa Lin
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Julie Barrett

Sweet Enemy by Heather Snow
Liliana had found some old letters behind the book shelves when she
returned from asking others to help with the robbery at her home. The
letters didn't make sense to her but it reminded her of her father's dying
words: be trade (betrayed). Given the only clue was the wax seal on the
bundle of letters that'd be a good place to start her search for the answer
to who murdered her father. It was just by chance she and her aunt and cousin
got an invite to go to the place where t...more
Jenni Ebba
I won this novel through Goodreads First Reads! Thank you to the people at Penguin.
Of course I love me some historical romance and Sweet Enemy is an awesome one to add to anyone's book collection. This novel had all the greats; great character development, great plot, and great setting! Heather Snow's writing is truly compelling and makes you feel what the characters feel.
The story is about a girl, Liliana, who is older than the average age to get married (24). Her late father was a respecte...more
Excellent debut novel. Loved both of the main characters, especially the heroine, and the plot was highly original and well-executed. Even the final crisis (there's always one in these books) was believable and fit with the story. I don't usually appreciate mysteries and suspense in the romance books I read, but this one worked well and kept my attention completely.

I also really liked the depiction of the heroine as intelligent, strong-minded and dedicated to her "life's work", as she put it. T...more
Mar 18, 2012 Anna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes Romance
Heather Snow's "Sweet Enemy" is a lovely romance that will make you smile. The hero and the heroine are very likable and make a nice couple. All of the typical romance cliches are present: intense attraction, murder, mystery, deceit, lack of trust, redemption, and true love overcoming adversity. However, the story moved quickly and the cliches of the romantic novel were pushed to the wayside because the characters were so entertaining and endearing. I recommend it, and I will be purchasing her s...more
In many ways this was a four star novel, and a very impressive debut. Lilliana the heroine, and Geoffrey the hero, are not the usual Regency characters. He's no rake. He's an ex-officer who, upon becoming an earl, goes into Parliament to passionately champion the cause of former soldiers. Lilliana is both a serious scientist (chemist) and a healer, and is frustrated because she's totally rejected and ignored by the scientific community because she's a woman. Neither have any interest whatsoever...more
Geoffrey, the Earl of Straford is a war hero who takes his responsibilities very seriously. Miss Liliana Claremont, a young woman focused on a career rather than marriage comes into Geoffrey's life. She believes that Geoffrey's father murdered her father. There is witty dialogue, mystery, suspense, and a lot of sexual tension between Liliana and Geoffrey that keeps the story moving pretty quickly. I found this an excellent read and look forward to reading more from Heather Snow.
Linda Kage
Great historical romance with plenty of romance, intrigue and chemistry...all kinds of chemistry!!! I love it when a hero or heroine is ready to sacrifice everything they've worked for in the story all for the name of love. So sweet. Great characters, great one-liners, great mystery to solve.

And I was ready to read Aveline's story from his first line. Thank goodness he's the hero of book two in the series.
I just happened upon this book at Walmart and was intrigued by the back blurb, so I bought it. I absolutely loved this!! I loved both Liliana and Geoffrey and thought their romance was great. I thought their actions and reactions were very credible. Sometimes romance novels tend to be overwrought with the characters reacting in extremes and I didn't find that in this book. I thought the ending was great!!
Sevimli Hırsız

Güzel bir kitaptı. Kızın kimyager olması farklı bir hava katmış. Ama başında damdan düşer gibi âşık olmalarını sevmedim. Onun dışında yazarı takip edeceğimi söyleyebilirim. Farklı bir konusu olmasa da farklı bir tadı vardı. :D
This is a free book from the Goodreads First Read Giveaway. The story is about Lilianna and her journey to find her fathers killer. It is set in the early 1800's in the elite society of England. Lilianna is a fish out of water, so to speak. She is smart, opinionated and balks at man's idea of what a woman's role in society should be. In order to find her father's killer, she must attend a get-away with her cousin and aunt. The event is hosted by Lady Stratford and she has invited all the eligibl...more
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. New author and for me anyway i love Julie Garwoods historicals i wasn't sure anything else could live up to my expectations. I love that the heroine is a chemist with a strong sense who she wanted to be and what she wanted to do. I love when woman get that respect from men in historicals. Geoffrey is kind of a hard ass in some ways but a softy beneath it all. He is always trying to help his former fellow soldiers and he knows he needs to marry the rig...more

Sweet Enemy by Heather Snow
Historical Romance -Feb. 7th, 2012
4 stars

Miss Liliana Claremont is determined to find out who murdered her father. Her primary suspect is Geoffrey Wentworth, the Earl of Wentworth. He is holding a week long house party to find a suitable bride. Tagging along with her cousin and aunt, Liliana plans to make full use of the week to find evidence regarding her father’s death. Unfortunately, she draws the attention of the earl in an unexpected way. Geoffrey is trapped by hi...more
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I admit, it took me a bit to get into the groove of this book. The beginning was a bit slow for me but once Geoffrey and Liliana started to interact with one another I was hooked. I just couldn't stop reading this book. What was frustrating is my life kept getting in the way, making me put the book down. But oh my goodness, how I loved this book. Seriously, as everyone else was watching the Superbowl, I was devouring the remainder of Sweet En...more
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Heather Snow is an award winning historical romance author with a degree in Chemistry who found she much preferred creating chemistry on the page, rather than in the lab. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two rambunctious boys and one very put upon cat. She loves to hear from readers, and can be reached at Heather@HeatherSnowBooks.com.
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“She turned her head to him then. Her face was as cool as the sea off Cornwall, yet her eyes blazed purple fire. "No, thank you, my Lord", she said bitingly. "I find I no longer care for your library, or anything in it.” 6 likes
“Damned woman.
Ever since she’d dropped into his
arms last night, he’d been tied in knots. On one hand, desire gripped him. On the other, the need to turn her over his knee until she admitted it was the same for her rode him.
On the third hand, if he had a third hand, lay the question of who she
was. Why had he never seen her out in
society? But more important, why was he
so conflicted over this rude, irritating
Hell, that was like five hands. He’d
have to be Kali to decipher his response
to Liliana Claremont.

Geoffrey Wentworth, Earl of Stratford”
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