Sapphires are an Earl’s Best Friend by Shana Galen | Book Review

Posted April 10, 2014 by Zeee in Reviews0 Comments

Sapphires are an Earl’s Best Friend by Shana Galen | Book ReviewSapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend written by Shana Galen
Publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: March 4th 2014
Series: Jewels of the Ton #3
Pages: 324
ISBN: 140226979X
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Flame Rating: three-flames
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Lily Dawson, dubbed the Countess of Charm by the Prince Regent, acts the courtesan while her real purpose is spying for the Crown, to seduce a duke and test his loyalty. She really wants Andrew Booth-Payne, Earl of Darlington — the duke's son. Andrew is furious when he uncovers Lily's mission. His choices are impossible: to betray his family, his country, or his heart.

My Thoughts

“A page-turning tale of mystery and espionage”

Sapphires are an Earl’s Best Friend is the third book in Shana Galen’s Jewels of the Ton series and focuses on Lily Dawson’s HEA.

I enjoyed reading about Lily’s backstory. The story starts off with Lily (as a child) who was obviously intrigued by her father’s work. Her father is also a spy. Despite growing up in a loving family, she makes a mistake and is thrown out of the family home and is rescued by Lord Sinclair and his wife. I was very curious about Lily’s backstory since I read If You Give a Rake a Ruby (Jewels of the Ton #2) and was wondering what her baggage was. I was not disappointed. Her history made me understand why she acts the way she does.

The interactions between Andrew and Lily are explosive. I love their witty banter and the attraction that simmers through the pages. I think both characters are perfect for each other.

It took a while for me to warm up with Andrew. At first, I just felt frustrated with him. I felt his hot/cold treatment with Lily was too overdone and there were parts where I just wanted to smack his head. I really felt bad for Lily in this case because she was already half in love with him and he was giving her mixed signals.

Despite that, Shana Galen weaves a tale of mystery and espionage in her stories that have kept me turning the pages.

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About Shana Galen

Shana Galen is the bestselling author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals, including the RT Reviewers’ Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Booklist says, “Galen expertly entwines espionage-flavored intrigue with sizzling passion,” and RT Bookreviews calls her “a grand mistress of the action/adventure subgenre.” She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston’s inner city. Now she writes full time. She’s happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she’s up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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