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Six Impossible Things

(Rhymes With Love #6)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  1,177 ratings  ·  138 reviews
In the sixth novel of the enchanting Rhymes with Love series from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle, a nobleman falls in love with a beautiful spy he must protect

Lord Rimswell is a man of honor and absolutes. If he says something is impossible, it is. Yet his life of right and wrong is turned upside down when he finds himself in a compromising situation wit
ebook, 384 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by Avon
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Karen Leighton Yes. It is Rosalie and Brody, Lord Rimswell. It is great! A must read!

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Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-releases
2.5 stars. I love this series and this author's books in general but this book was hella annoying.

Namely, Roselie was hella annoying. I wanted to punch her at least six impossible times during this book. I didn't like her at all.

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Six Impossible Things by Elizabeth Boyle
Book Six of the Rhymes with Love series
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: April 25, 2017
Rating: 2 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

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Lord Rimswell is a man of honor
If you want to have an idea of what is going on in this, make sure you've read from #3 and on in this series, this is #6. I read #3 in 2014 and #5 in 2016 and I could barely hang in there as it was in the beginning.

This pretty much follows the mystery set up in the books I mentioned, one of the bigger villains is pretty much already dealt with but while the other books dispatched of him, they also hinted at someone else behind the scenes, this is all about the hunt for that someone behind the s
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a plot I had missed the start of. Too many characters were thrown at the reader in quick succession. It was hard to keep straight and I suspect a way of tying into previous books, which I could frankly have done without, seeing as I remembered none of them.

There also was not much in the way of romance as the leads knew each other since childhood and spent most of the book running from place to place after bad guys (who I'd also have liked to have see
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: agent-spy
I started this series with book 4, The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane. I decided I had to read the entire series and began the process of purchasing them one at a time.

I enjoyed this entire series enough that I chose this book to pull me out of a slump. I like the book well enough to say the decision was a success; but it wasn’t my favorite in the series, on equal pat to book 1. Starting off I felt disoriented. It took me a while to remember all the characters. So much action happens at the sa
3.5 Stars for the story and narration. I found the suspense/spy angle somewhat tough to follow and lacking development in this book (the mystery is mostly explained at the end, but I felt like it should have had more of an on-going slow reveal throughout the book with clues along the way to intrigue the listener). However, it may have been harder for me to follow because I have not read/listened to all of the books in the series.

The narration is fine sped up, but has a breathy, whispery quality
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

This is what happens when you inadvertently drop into a series six books in, encounter approximately 3.4 million characters for which you have no background, and the plot is all over the place.
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Elizabeth Boyle is one of my favorite authors and I've enjoyed this series until this last book. For some reason it was just okay as compared to the other books in this series. Who says a woman can be a spy? Well the heroine proved them wrong and was excellent at her job. I loved the banter between the hero and heroine and at some points felt like was in two different stories although it was just one.

I enjoyed the sub-characters as they were mentioned in other books in the seri
Mar 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Pub date: Apr 2017
I loved this series, but wasn't a huge fan of this one. Even though I read the rest of the series, I felt like I was missing things, as many characters from previous books pop-up throughout the story. Definitely you'd want to have read (or reread) the previous books (or just have a fabulous memory.) And I have to say even though Brody makes a bad impression with his spy skills, Rosalie is awesome! I felt like the romance played a bit part in order to wrap-up this series' over-a
May 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book was kind of a mess, mostly because I thought the pacing was all over the place. The plot progression didn't feel linear, jumping back in time two years or a year when I'd have rather had those scenes and the conflict inherent in them (Brody trying to track Roselie's secret identity) be a bigger part of this book. Putting those scenes in the present tense would certainly have ratcheted up the chemistry and the tension in the book.

Meanwhile, the mystery Roselie is supposedly unraveling d
May 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance-regency
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Barbara Rogers
Series: Rhymes With Love #6
Publication Date: 4/25/17

I have loved this entire series and I enjoyed this addition to it, but it surely wasn’t my favorite in the series. It did take me a while to feel oriented though because I felt as if I had been dropped into the middle of a story and had to figure out where I was and what was going on.

Why do authors equate being a smart and brave heroine who is good at her task with being foolhardy? That seems to be the case in most of the books I read where the
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I adored almost everything about Six Impossible Things. The gumption of Roselie coupled with the exasperation of Brody trying to "save" her really made me smile the entire way through. Their topsy turvy romance coupled with the intrigue was really fun to read. I highly recommend picking this up! I don't think you will be disappointed. ...more
3.5/5. Humour aplenty as expected from this author but unconvincing espionage/murder plot dominates this book over romance. Everyone seems to be working for the Home Office but even though the hero is an agent, he was dreadfully naive and not very observant.
Trish R.
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I love historical novels about spies, especially when one of the spies is a woman. I liked that Roselie/Asteria didn’t act like she would have preferred to be a man, and didn’t act like she was all that tough, just that she could almost take care of herself and she only told Brody that once instead of over and over again throughout the story. Roselie was better with words, and she had some great lines.

This was all about Roselie being a masked spy and Brody’s attempt to unmask her, while falling
Jul 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
Perhaps it's not fair to complain that you don't know what's going on when you start with the sixth book in a series, but this wasn't as good as the short story I just read by the author. I did not care in the slightest about the characters, the tension was never very tense, and I found myself sorry I hadn't picked up an Amanda Quick, which might have had some annoying mystical element but at least the mystery would be solid. I found an over-reliance on dialogue here, and spotty character develo ...more
Christa Schönmann Abbühl
Is there a rating for books one does NOT finish? I stopped at 39%. Not because it is a bad book, I just did not enjoy it enough to want to continue. I was not interested in the plot and the main characters. From the summary it should have been for me, but it wasn’t.
Sep 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: library, romance
poor plot, annoying/stupid characters. overall, not fond.
Zel Polev
Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it
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Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Plot: 4/5
Characterisation: 3/5
Prose: 4/5
How much I enjoyed it: 4/5
May 12, 2019 rated it liked it
I was so frustrated by both Roselie and Brody for most of the book. Stubborn and frustrating. About three quarters of the way through, they finally became characters I actually liked. Glad I borrowed this from the library rather than purchased it.
First off, I don't understand why this book was titled Six Impossible Things. The word impossible was appropriate for in the first chapter the author expressed how people were always telling Rosalie that things were impossible for her to do or accomplish. I was expecting the phrase, "six impossible things," to be used somewhere later in the book but it never was. What six impossible things happened in this book? I surely don't know.

I usually love Elizabeth Boyle's books. I've got all of them an
Leone (She Reads too Much Romance)
Without any real surprises, I fell in love with the author, Elizabeth Boyle's latest novel, "Six Impossible Things." In honesty, if you love historical romances as much as I do you will want to add Boyle's novels to your reading lists. Her stories possess strong heroine leads, to-die-for-romance and of course the true hunks that rule the genre as well as the women they love.

Like the novel, Boyle's, "Rhymes of Love," series has been a number of stories that have quickly become a favorite of mi
Jenny Clark
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good book, though the romance aspect felt a bit rushed, and Rose was a bit hardheaded, even when it was for her own good. I can understand where she is coming from though, because Brody never told her she had to stop because there had ben threats against her, there were people following him and her, ect. He just told her it was dangerous, which she already knew, and to stop because he was her husband and she had to listen to him. It was a tad high handed, but he was looking out ...more
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Talk about a spy novel and this book has a woman doing it as independent because the Home Office doesn't believe she can do it like many others do. However she does do it Rosebud is something else i am a fan of independent women. A must read for book lovers everywhere. ...more
Marie Piper
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A delightful book featuring a lady spy, possible collusion with a foreign adversary, and a sexy central couple. I dug it!
Dec 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Look at her now: Roselie is now a Home Office agent, even though she had been told that it was not a job for a woman. Even her childhood friend Brody insisted that only men ought to be spies, and so he now is. Although he doesn’t have any idea that Roselie is also a covert agent and working on the same case as he is: unmasking Lord Ilford as a traitor. Roselie and Brody had not been around each other for some years, and for the past two years since she has been a spy, Roselie has managed to elud ...more
Patricia Solla
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Elizabeth Boyle has given an interesting twist to the independent woman of the early 1800's. The British male believes a woman has no rights, she belongs at home and subservient to the male family members. The class of British royals dictates that a lady besides answering to male family members also must act according to certain rules. So Elizabeth introduces us to Roselie Stratton who bucks the system at every turn. She does not want to get married; she wants to be her own woman. She wants to b ...more
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
I'm not quite sure that I caught was the six impossible things were BUT I did love this story of a strong, independent woman who insists on putting herself in danger to help the Home Office capture spies. If she had been a man there would be no question about her talents and she would be their top spy. Because she was a woman, people insisted that she could not work for the Home Office - she could not investigate, she could not do any of the things a man would do. Yest, she continued to do them. ...more
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Roselie and Brody 3.5 stars
Both are spies and work for the Home Office and Brody is fascinated with Asteria. Little does he know that she also happens to be Roselie, Rosebud, the neighbor whom he grew up with and is Asteria herself. She was a good spy and loved solving the problem/mystery. One just recently cost her friend's life when she was killed trying to leave England. Brody wasn't too happy that Roselie would put herself in danger and tried to get her to stop. Both of them are trying hard
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Nothing like waiting for a car repair to finish. Fortunately there is a quite room so I spent an enjoyable 3 1/2 hours reading this book. Before I wrote this review I refreshed my memory by reading my reviews of the previous books, because so many characters showed up.This book was a little hard to follow because, though I usually remember previous stories, I didn't remember all of these, so I am not sure if we met Brody, Lord Rimswell and Rosalie Stratton before. They have known each other all ...more
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Elizabeth Boyle is the New York Times bestselling author of 27 historical romance novels and several novellas. Her first novel, Brazen Angel, won Dell's Diamond Debut Award and the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best First Book. Her books are called "fast-paced," "adventurous," and "funny."

Not sure where to begin? If you love adventure, try THIS RAKE OF MINE or ONE NIGHT OF PASSION.


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Rhymes With Love (6 books)
  • Along Came a Duke (Rhymes With Love, #1)
  • And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake (Rhymes With Love, #2)
  • If Wishes Were Earls (Rhymes With Love, #3)
  • The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane (Rhymes With Love, #4)
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