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Dawn Encounter (Masters at Arms #2)

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Lisette Moisant is a widow, courtesy of the swordsmanship of Caid O'Neill, one of the city's legendary maitres d'armes. He bested her loathsome husband in a duel, but now she is a pawn of schemers who wish to steal her fortune and see her dead. It is Caid to whom she turns for protection, and guilt leaves him no recourse but to agree to Lisette's request.

But soon a whisper...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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The plot is top-heavy, with much extraneous baggage weighing it down. Perhaps it adds color for some, but it bogged down the plot for me. Blake's legion of fans will like as not enjoy this latest entry but I didn't.
Elis Madison

Maitre d’armes Caid O’Neill is in the habit of walking home from his evening entertainments via a graveyard.

He’s thinking about a guy he recently killed in a duel (the man in question was apparently responsible for Caid’s sister’s death). As Caid approaches the man’s tomb he finds an unconscious young woman—the dead man’s widow. She smells of laudanum and might’ve died of exposure had Caid not come along. He scoops her up and takes her to a woman friend’s house, where a doctor can attend her wi...more
Tabetha Waite
I definitely liked this book better than the first in the series. The dialogue and the plot was much more intriguing and we seemed to have more interaction between the MCs. The problem I had was Lisette's almost pitiful obsession with Caid and the fact she seemed to be running after him and declaring her feelings all the time while he merely brushed her off, simply because he retained some physical scars from his past. Not only that, but I almost found myself more interested in the side characte...more
I guess because I live in LA, I liked reading something where I could envision the settings and thinking about New Orleans "back in the day"
Anjeanette Porter
It is a very well written love story. One of those books that won't let you put it down until the very end. I love this book.
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Jennifer Blake has been called a “pioneer of the romance genre”, and an “icon of the romance industry.” A New York Times and international best selling author since 1977, she is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, member of the RWA Hall of Fame, and recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Rita. She holds numerous other honors, including two “Maggi...more
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