Saturday, November 30, 2019

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway - Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance by Jennieke Cohen

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Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance by Jennieke Cohen
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: December 3rd 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Romance, Fiction


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Jane Austen in this witty, winking historical romance with a dash of mystery!

Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home.

But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’streacherous season.

Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s exact circumstances: whether the roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend offthe attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility.

Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her...ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.

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*I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to HarperTeen and the Fantastic Flying Book Club*

Lady Victoria “Vicky” Aston is a big fan of Jane Austen’s novels and wishes her life could be like one.

However, Miss Austen’s novels can’t help Vicky when events lead to her needing to find a husband to save the family estate.

Her father’s business partner Mr. Carmichael is charming, but can he be trusted?

Is Tom Sherborne, Vicky’s childhood best friend and neighbour, only after Vicky’s dowry to pay off his family’s debts?

Vicky keeps finding herself involved in accidents that put her life at risk. Are they really accidents? Or does someone want Vicky dead?

The historical setting and mention of Jane Austen drew me to Dangerous Alliance, and the setting was my favourite thing about the book. I loved when the characters mentioned Jane Austen and her books. When they went to balls I felt like I was reading a Jane Austen novel.

I had mixed feelings about Vicky – there were times when I liked her and times when I found her annoying.

My favourite character was Althea, Vicky’s older sister, but I found Tom to be an interesting character. I felt sorry for them both.

The plot was good overall and I enjoyed the action and mystery element, but I did find my attention wandering once or twice.

The writing style took me a while to get into and there were a few actions that were repeated (Vicky pouting and Tom running a hand through his hair), but some of these may have been taken out of the final version of the book.

I’m a bit disappointed that I didn’t enjoy this more, but I did like it.

Overall, this was an enjoyable regency romp.

 About the Author

Jennieke Cohen (JEN-ih-kah CO-en) is used to people mispronouncing her name and tries to spare her fictional characters the same problem. Jennieke writes historical fiction for young adults inspired by real people and events because life is often stranger than fiction. She studied English history at Cambridge University and has a master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California. Jennieke loves exploring new locales but always returns home to Northern California where the summers are hot, the winters are mild, and life is casual.

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