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Veiled In Blue (The Emperors of London #6)

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It is up to the Emperors of London to protect the throne—without risking their hearts…

Governess Eve Merton would have fallen into serious trouble on her walk home if a handsome stranger had not stopped to help her. But when Mr. Vernon gives her a lift on his horse, he makes no secret of his attraction. As a well brought-up young lady, Eve does her best not to notice, but
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Published October 11th 2016 by Lyrical Press
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

This was what he was born for, and this was the woman he was born for.
At last.
His heart stopped as he gazed at her. Then, with one steady thump, it went back into action. A part of his life had died with that cause, but not a part he would ever mourn. He was freshly made because of this woman.

So this was a time period I don't normally read, correct me if I'm wrong but this was 17th century England. I'm saying 17th century because of the gawdy clothing and powdered wings, whoever decided they s
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've given this a B- at AAR, so that's 3.5 stars rounded up.

This sixth book in Lynne Connolly’s Emperors of London series is one I –and I suspect other readers who have followed the fortunes of the titular emperors thus far – have been waiting for since fairly early on. Julius Vernon, the Earl of Winterton has appeared in all the previous books as a powerful but somewhat distant and enigmatic figure; heir to a dukedom, he is, in effect, the head of his large family when it comes to its many an
Mar 15, 2017 added it
Shelves: no-can-do
Read 30%, I am bored so I am stopping now. The lead characters are supposed to have some drama to them, hero wanting to save his sister from their mother (who wasn't all that awful, seemed like a controlling annoying woman but nothing like Snow White's step-mother) and heroine being the Old Pretender's granddaughter. But they just seemed like boring characters. Plus the attraction came out of nowhere. They were sitting on a horse and all of a sudden he had a boner and she felt it. I was like you ...more
Austine (NovelKnight)
There was a plot here. Somewhere.

Veiled in Blue follows Julius Vernon on his quest to find a granddaughter of the Old Pretender. He can't believe his luck when the beautiful woman (Eve Merton) he spies from his window in the opening scene is the woman he's seeking but in the process he falls madly in love with her.

Lust, more accurately, but the book calls it love. Hmm.

This was one of the first historical romances I've read where I enjoyed the setting more than the characters and story. The autho
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was curious to learn more about Julius since I began to read this series, even if I didn’t read it in order.
Then this book is the perfect one to enlighten Julius’ past and late wife.
Here, he is the one looking for one of the potential children of the deposed king. He took the opportunity to see for the child, now a grown lady, welfare to avoid his mother’s scheme to trap him in an other marriage. For this, he has to left behind his so well polished appearance, the armor he wore to face society
Barbara Rogers
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
*I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Veiled in Blue is the sixth book in the Emperor's Of London series. You can read this as a standalone book, but you will have less understanding of Julius and the Emperor's if you don't read the other books. Besides, they are great and why would you want to deprive yourself!

The Emperor's got their start when a family of 1 brother and 5 or 6 sisters all make a pact to name their children after the gr
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. First, I would rate this book 4.25 stars if that was an option. Veiled in Blue is part of the Emperors of London series, but I think it could easily be read as a stand alone title. Readers of the series have been looking forward to Julius, Lord Winterton story for a while, and I'm happy to report Connolly doesn't disappoint. Julius has received word about another Stewart descendant in England and goes to check on her safety ...more
Debra Martin
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book I've read in the Emperors of London series and it's another enjoyable read from Ms. Connolly. Eve Merton has fallen on hard times since her vicar father had lost all their money before his death. Her mother and Eve live a quiet life in a quiet village and Eve has no expectations that she will fall madly in love with any of the gentlemen who have expressed an interest in her. That all changes when she meets Julius Vernon, a proposed business man, who has many secrets. From ...more
I loved the besotted hero and it was steamy and hot, but where was the plot?? There was a big background setup but nothing much actually happened in this book (other than a lot of kissing and sex) and nothing was really resolved or wrapped up very well in the end either.
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Veiled In Blue is the sixth book in 'The Emperors of London' series by Lynne Connolly. I haven't read any of the previous books and although this one can be read as a stand alone one, I think if I had read the other books first I would have a better understanding of those 'Emperors'. From the web site of the author I have found this about the family:

'Once upon a time...the Duke of Kirkburton and his four sisters made a pact. Instead of naming their children George, Charlotte or something mundane
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Political intrigue

What if ... Most books begin with a "what if?" but this one is a doozy. Lynne Connolly is at home in the early Georgian period and spins a tale of kings and aristocrats like few others
Dana Alma
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lynne Connolly delivers in Veiled in Blue. Romance explodes on the scene as the characters are surrounded by mystery and danger. Julius is the perfect hero in this nonstop romance. Connolly's characters are well developed and believable. I can't wait to read more books in the series.
Review written: October 4, 2016
Star Rating: ★★★★☆
Heat Rating: ☀☀☀☼☼

An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review.

I was really nervous when I started this book that my enjoyment of it might be muted by the (new) knowledge of the next book in this series. I shouldn't have worried. Connolly did an absolutely fantastic job with Julius' book, the one I knew was the make or break book of this series for me.

Julius is so controlled and such a behind
Stevie Carroll
Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, and The Unread:

At last, this fascinating series reaches the book many of us have been eagerly anticipating: the one that tells Julius’ story. Acknowledged by his cousins to be the leader of the Emperors, Julius, the Earl of Winterton – heir to the Duke of Kirkburton – is the man they all turn to for help when they encounter problems in their personal, professional, or political dealings. Julius’ own private life, however, is far from the orderly affair h
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WARNING: This novel contains several scenes of a sexual nature and I would not recommend this novel to anyone under the age of 18 for this reason. If those scenes are not your cup of tea, it is just as easy to skip over them without feeling like you've lost anything.

I feel like I should begin my review by saying two things right off the bat. One - this is pretty much a stand-alone novel. What I mean by that is that while this book has a story that revolves around two central characters (in this
Connie Fischer
Julius, Lord Winterton, a.k.a Mr. Julius Vernon, is a widower with a six-year-old daughter named Caroline and a sister named Helena. The girls are currently staying with his mother. She has been imploring him to get a companion for Helena and keeps reminding him that he also needs to get remarried to one of the women that she has chosen for him. His mother is also threatening to use Helena as an unpaid companion. It angers Julius for his mother to try and manipulate him.

Currently, he is on a sec
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't say how often I've read "Rogue in Red Velvet" already, the first book in the "Emperors of London"-Series and I've never realised that it is a whole (wonderful) series! Well, naturally I've tried to make up for this oversight since I've found out. "Veiled in Blue" is actually the sixth book in the series and I loved it as much as I loved "Rogue in Red Velvet".

When I started to read "Veiled in Blue", I was thrilled to meet some of my favorite characters from the "Rogue" again right at the
Aug 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!

This was a quick and nice read. This fictional story is based on the Old Pretender, the son of James II, who went back to Maria and they had children. The children were hidden away to keep them protected from he Stuarts and Dankworth. Julius Vernon, Earl of Winterton and a widower, is one of the member of the Emperors of London, a society that finds and tries to protect the children of the Old Pretender. He searches for Eve Mer
Tracy Emro
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher and am voluntarily leaving a review*

4.5 stars

I love Lynne Connolly's work, she has a way with words that draws you in and holds you captive, until the very last page.

Eve and Julius meet on a country lane and both are attracted to the other. Julius is on a mission and believes that Eve is the woman he is looking for.

Eve is intrigued by "Mr. Vernon" and is delighted when he pays court to her.

Julius is keeping secrets and when he and Eve marry a
Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lynne Connolly's Veiled In Blue, Emperors of London book six, is another great excursion into the intrigues of her "Emperors." When beautiful governess Eve Merton comes across shadow operative Julius Vernon, the Earl of Winterton in disguise as a common business man her curiosity is peaked even has she wars with her attraction to this secretive man.

The expert plotting continues in the next Emperors of London installment with ease as the overarching storyline brings new information to move the se
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star-review
I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
In a first for me I started this book without realizing it was the sixth book in a series. I feel accomplished that I overcame enough of my OCD to continue reading. Maybe it was a reward for my triumph because I did enjoy the book. The characters were well matched despite their class difference. I could have used some more groveling from Julius' after deceiving Eve by hiding the fact he was Lord Winterton. It also bothered me at f
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series by Lynne is call The Emperors of London. If you prefer a book with an intricate plot, complex characters and makes you concentrate when you read, this series is for you. I loved every minute of this book. Lynne's writing is sophisticated, compelling and enjoyable. I like books that have mystery, action and a great love story. You will not be disappointed in this book.

There are spies, criminals and a hero to die for!! I usually give a synopsis of the story and introduce you to the cha
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Veiled in Blue' by Lynne Connolly is book six in "The Emperors of London" series. This is the story of Governess Eve Merton and Julius, Lord Winterton "Mr. Vernon". I have read most of the other books but felt this was a standalone book.
This is the story of Julius pretending to be a man of business instead of who he really is to Eve. Although his mother (who is not that nice) has set up a ball for him to attend to find a wife. But before that ball he ended up meeting Eve. Julius is quick in 'lu
Amy Alvis
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed Eve and Julius's story! This was my first in the Emperors of London series, but I didn't feel like I had needed to read them to enjoy this one.

I really liked watching Julius and Eve fall in love. Their attraction to each other was instant, but Connolly did a great job of showing how it developed.

I think I'm going to have to go back and read the rest of the series when I can find the time.
Sherry Teed
This is an awesome book i just loved it, looking forward the next book in the series!
N.N. Light
While this was well written and historically accurate, I couldn't attach myself to the characters or the plot. In the end, this wasn't for me.

My Rating: 2.5 stars
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The Emperors of London (7 books)
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