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Another historical romance at its best.
Let's talk about the cover: I heard that they changed it, I actually love the first cover although I can't see Liliana's face, but the blue dress and the gold background really did it for me. I fell in love with the book, the first time I saw the cover.
From the very first page, I was hardly gripped by the story. I even checked it again if it's really a historical romance, well, oh well, the very first page of Sweet Enemy depicts someone breaking in and Liliana's been seen and caught by that person, thanks to her wits, she managed to escape.
I really like the plot of this book. Liliana attending the House Party of the Duke while her ulterior motive is to prove that the Duke's family has really something to do with her father's death. And also, I'm not really an active feminist, but it's good to think that even at that time, there are women who does not concern themselves with petticoats and gowns, instead with chemicals, formulas and theories. Like Liliana, I do believe that what men can do, women could, sometimes even better.
Heather Snow make her characters unique and at the same time very relatable. I sometimes hate myself for agreeing with Liliana, and when the time comes for the Geoffrey's (Duke) POV, I agree with him and hate Liliana for doing it.
What makes me love Sweet Enemy is that Geoffrey and Liliana's love story started with intrigue and scorching moment. It was never easy. There was suspicion, then mutual understanding, distrust..and many more.. I saw their love grow and developed in a not boring way.
Also, there are a lot of information on the book, especially with healing plants, chemical reactions and even codes. Ms. Heather Snow, put her knowledge into this book, she's a chemist..
One might never believe that this is actually Heather Snow's debut novel. I for myself, am used already to her writing style, which keeps the reader going, revealing each mystery together with the characters. Plus humor and wits...I laughed most of the times...Ã???????Ã???????Ã???????Ã??????Ã?????Ã????Ã???Ã??Ã?Â¯Ã???????Ã??????Ã?????Ã????Ã???Ã??Ã?Â
This is a must read not just for historical lovers, but for mystery enthusiast too... An intriguing novel with characters that are anything but ordinary, Sweet Enemy would easily carve out a space into anyone's heart. Highly Recommended!!! And would love to see more of this wonderful author!!!show more