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Love in a Bottle
by Zoe Archer (Goodreads Author)
It was the most beautiful fungus botanist Sophie Andrews had ever seen. And the man who came with it was a pretty fine specimen, too: tall, handsome and flashing a grin that promised wickedness. Sophie knew the bottle of love potion the roguish peddler tried to push on her was a hoax, but she had no time to argue. One of England's most vicious criminals had kidnapped her f ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 326 pages
Published October 30th 2006 by Leisure Books
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I very much enjoyed this sweet, and sometimes humorous, historical romance set in England in 1763. The heroine, 23 year old Sophie Andrews, is much more interested in botany than any of the other "appropriate" upper class society pastimes or suitors that her parents try to interest her in. When she finally meets a man who makes her heart beat uncontrollably, and thinks of her as an intelligent peer and not just a decoration on his arm, she is overjoyed, but soon realizes Ian Blackpool is not the ...more
This book had potential, but it got lost somewhere in the plot. The hero started off as one thing, but he was really another. It didn't really make sense why he had left home. The heroine loved botany and thought she was this great botanist. Of course, back in those days women were not allowed to do anything. LOL. The way they met was pretty cute, but as the story went on I just thought it was silly. The author tried to put some intrigue into it by inserting a deadly, dastardly villain. I wasn't ...more
Zoe Archer is a romance author that is new to me, and I WILL be buying another of her books. That is probably the best testament to enjoyment -- the willingness to shell out $$$ to buy another book. In this book, I particularly liked the fact that the heroine refused to give up her "career" interests in order to capture true love (In earlier years, dear younger readers, this was not always the case.) and I liked this description of the hero's smile: "(He) truly seemed to enjoy life, as though it ...more
Zoë Archer is a RITA award-nominated romance author whose stories are about smart, capable heroines and the heroes who love them. She is the author of the acclaimed Blades of the Rose series, as well as the Hellraiser, and Nemesis Unlimited series, among others. She also writes Regency-set romances as Eva Leigh. Visit her on the Web at http://www.zoearcherbooks.com/More about Zoe Archer...