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In a Treacherous Court by Michelle Diener
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Jun 17, 2011

bookshelves: review-copy, ebook, didn-t-finish

Well, I was really taken in by the description and the handful of glowing reviews. I was expecting a new high-quality romantic historical mystery series set amidst the dangerous court of Henry VIII, but this reads like a really bad self-pubbed romance. No subtlety, no finesse. For the first three chapters the characters have done nothing but admire each other while dodging flaming arrows. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

The light gleamed fine brandy off her hair.

She shook her head again and stood with the fluid grace of a swan.

He wiggled his toes. "Never seen a man's feet before?" She ignored him, not caring about propriety. His feet were magnificent.

Susanna was fascinated by his finger, the way it caressed the trigger.

And that's about all I can take, folks. Setting it down after three chapters.
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Tara I agree. Very disappointed.

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Jenny Q I thought it was going to be along the lines of Julia Grey or India Black, only set in medieval times, which would be awesome! But this does not even come close.

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