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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
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ebook, 400 pages
Published October 15th 2012 by Mira Books (first published June 1st 2006)
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Luvmyfamily
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would say it's more like 3.5 stars honestly. The story was very sweet with good honorable characters. It was well written with a good, interesting plot. My biggest frustration was that the author EXPLAINED EVERYTHING. If she used a French word she told is what it meant and a little about it. If there was a custom they practiced, she gave some history on it. She even explained what mosquito netting was used for as if it's not self explanatory. My opinion was that such explanations disrupted the ...more
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Rated 4.3 Stars

The brotherhood is at it again!

Battling it out to keep their enemies at bay.

Romance is at an all time high even though they each fight it as if it might be a plague. They're bachelors after all, to be tamed by no dame.

I enjoyed this one a lot , just not as much as the first one. They're usually the best ones though anyway.
Ana Rosa
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story

Jennifer Blake is an amazing writer. She captivates the reader with romance mystery intrigue. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Cindy Woods
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book!

Jennifer Blake has that rare talent of writing a historical novel that is sensual and romantic. The storyline here is another original plot worth multiple characters of interest.
I am always amazed that woman in the last several centuries are treated as children while used as brood mares and property. This story is a good example of this. Along with that, is the series itself set in mid 1800's New Orleans where life is one of honor and show! Very interesting and easy to read a
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Pinky
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent build up to the love interest.loved the dialogues
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
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Suzainur K.A.R.
I don't read very many Americana historical romance. Primarily it's because the more I learn about the victimisation of the indigenous people of North America, the harder it is for me to read about the romantic half breed yearning for the blonde homestead daughter. So that takes the cowboy genre out of circulation for me and except for Pamela Morsi and Rebecca Paisley, I rarely come across other settings for Americana historical.

I liked the premise of New Orleans prior to the War Between the Sta
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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
Molly Owen
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-romance
I've always loved romances with historical American settings, thanks to Jennifer Blake and her works in the 1980s. This is the first of her Masters At Arms series I read and I immediately fell in love with the characters, the steamy New Orleans setting, the social tensions and complex plot. It all works so harmoniously that I immediately set to by the first and third books and marked my calendar for the release dates for the rest of the series. I've kept them all on my shelf for those steamy sum ...more
Mandy anderson
decent light. only had to skip 2 sections but overall quick read
Bettye McKee
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved all of the Masters at Arms books. The settings and characters were very real and the stories were every one a masterpiece.
Tabby
Jul 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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