Scarlet Nights (Edilean #3)
Engaged to the charming and seductive Greg Anders, Sara Shaw is happily anticipating her wedding in Edilean, Virginia. The date has been set, the flowers ordered, even her heirloom dress is ready. But just three weeks before the wedding, Greg gets a telephone call during the night and leaves without explana
Two words to describe Scarlet Nights: what happened? Why don't I enjoy reading Jude Deveraux's books that much anymore? The first time I read her novel in the Edilean series, I loved it so much that I put out all the holds that I could on my library card just to read her books, but now, as I read the earlier books in the Edilean series, I can't help but be very disappointed.
The plot was intriguing. Sara discovers that the man she's one-hundred percent absolutely crazy about an...more
Sarah, on the other hand...more
Main guy, Mike, Comes through a tunnel into his sisters appt. and scares Sara who is staying there...Really a tunn...more
The setup is fun (one of those that you willingly suspend disbelief for because hey, it's a fantasy): Mike, and undercover cop, is sent to Edilean to track down a con artist whose son is marrying a local. They don't know why the family has hit on this woman as a target, so Mike's mission, if he ch...more
I do believe that listening to this book helped - I was held captive by the mere fact that I was driving my car and could not skip pages. At times the book was slow, and the dialogue stale. At other times it was fast-paced and intriguing. I enjoyed the changes in the characters as they got to know one another, and let their true nature out. I believe Sarah had hidden her true self for too long - and preferred the character that emerged. As usual, I had a hard time with the speed...more
Talvez por este livro ter sido lido de rajada (em 2 tardes) e pelos pormenores estarem tão frescos enquanto desfolhava o livro, achei-o uma absoluta delícia. Mesmo muito bom dentro deste género de romances.
A escrita desta autora pode-se traduzir como sendo equilibrada. Muitos autores querm conjugar romance com suspense e mistério tud...more
Thankfully, Scarlet Nights had more in common with Deveraux's recent titles and was a good, fun read. This book could be read as a sequel to the first book in the Edliean series, Lavender Morning Edilean 1, but prior knowledge of the first book isn't all that nec...more
Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux was one of the books I won from another book blogger’s giveaway. I didn’t know what to expect, only the information I saw on the back side of the book and it caught my eye. I read it during my July vacation and enjoyed it incredibly.
Scarlet Nights is a part of Edilean series, it is book 3, but it is standalone book, so I did not even get the feelings that there was some information missing. I read this book in one sitting almost; I just had to get coupl...more
The book centre's around the character of Sara Shaw whose fiance gets a phone call in the middle of the night and then disappears and she cannot get hold of him and he is not returning her calls. The steps in the typical hero, who just happens to be a policeman investigating her fiance, called Mike.
It is a great story and tells...more
Mike Newland is a witty Floridian cop who travels to Edilean, VA to search for two wanted criminals who are said to be hiding in the small town. The mother and son team (Mitzi & Stefan/Greg) are fugitives and Mike agrees to go undercover to catch the felons. Sara Shaw a seamstress is a quiet, old fashioned girl who recently became engaged to Stefan/Greg. It is...more
This book is part of the EDILEAN SERIES, though can be read as a stand alone novel.
In the quaint little town of Edilean, Virginia, Sara Shaw is making wedding plans, much to the distress of her family and frien...more
I have a hard time reading contemporary romantic thrillers sometimes because the characters sometimes annoy me.
The main female character was pretty boring/uninteresting, so you didn't really care if she lives. (I actually liked her local 'nemesis' way more - who she derides as masculine for being able to drive a car well). We're supposed to believe she was a shy virginal girl who loved her mousy English boyfriend (she gave up a job for him), then fell for a sleazy, abusive co...more
This book focusing on Sara and Mike read rather well. The characters slowly developed and the relationship seemed semi-realistic. The emphasis on Sara and her old fashion, such as the clothing she wore, seemed out of place. It provided some visualization but her c...more
The story follows Mike, and undercover supercop who gets assigned to protect a very pretty victim/best friend of his sister. It sounds pretty standard but there are a couple things I really enjoyed. First, the hero of the story might be a little too perfect in a lot of ways but he's not 6'2" with a full head of lush hair. Its so ref...more
As already mentioned, the ending happened so...more
I love that she always tells a great story as well as gives us romance novel lovers the other stuff that we like so much too!
Small Town Edilean girl, Sara Shaw is wrapped up in a criminal family and has no idea what she is in for. Good looking, courageous, and sexy Mike gets sent in by the FBI and police department to figure out what's going on an...more
In this third installment of Edilean, we go back to the present and the romance is great! Mike is totally alpha male and Sara is just too cute for words (but don't mess with her, she has a very very conniving side!)
I love the people of Edilean, not one of them minds his or her own business and if they don't like someone, they'll do everything to get him out which...more
Side note on Edilean series. Start with book #2, Days of Gold...more
Contudo, nem sempre tudo corre bem numa 1ª experiência, o que pode levar a que a impressão que fica em nós seja decepcionante por estarmos à espera de mais da outra parte. Mas nem sempre estamos nos nossos dias. Há...more
É um romance, com um bocadinho de mistério e crime, que adoça a leitura, se bem que o romance surgiu muito rapidamente... achei um pouco apressado. E parece-me que a escritora gostou de os colocar a fornicar como coelhos, desculpem a expressão mas foi isso que eles fizeram a certa altura do livro.
Foi um prazer conhecer mel...more
She began writing in 1976 and her first book, The En...more