(FREE) [Caught in the Act] By Betina Krahn

Caught in the Act

Review Caught in the Act

Surprisingly funny at times with interesting Hh It was a treat to read and the hero is swoon worthy with some very sexy scenarios Be sure to read the authors note first as it gives you the meanings of some of the words commonly used at that time period in Elizabethan England which is at the end of the book Wonderful Elizabethan Love StoryKrahn knows how to write superb romance and this one is no exception It s intriguing fast paced and has great depth She describes accurately the Elizabethan age and uses anguage including uotes from the classics and detailed descriptions to capture the feeling of 16th century England You might want to read the Author s Note first And she does it all very well even adding her own original poetry for a clever touch I have come to ove her novels and uneuivocally recommend this oneThe story tells of young innocent Merrie Straffen an orphan and only recently aware she is the granddaughter of an earl who is now dead She was r The grossly overused word bubbies is only the first reason I m taking this to Half Price Books to sell I understand that it was a different time to Half Price Books to sell I understand that it was a different time A Different Language But "a different Fitness for Geeks language but reading this book wasike a drinking game I would die of alcohol poisoning from all the annoying overused words It was an ok story the characters were ikeable enough but I found myself skipping paragraphs just to get to something interesting It s always so refreshing to open a Betina Krahn book and I ve always had fond memories of two of her early works Caught in the Act and its seuel Behind Closed Doors However you know how memories are In this case they were correct It was a joy to reread Caught in the Act tempered with a ittle melancholy because Ms Krahn seems to be taking a rest from writing As much as we readers sometime forget authors are human beings too sometimes their personal ives hit bumps in the roads just ike the rest of us Ms Krahn went through some very rough times not too ong ago but now her ife seems to be on the sunny side once againso maybe she will pick up that pencil or hit that keyboard and gift us with some bright sparkly workNow to the book Caught in the Act takes place in Tudor England during the Naked Choke last days of Ma. SECRET PLACES A shockingiaison accidentally observed opens floodgates of deception and desire HIDDEN COSTS A rogue's game of passionate betrayal takes an audacio. Ry Tudor s reign Any student of history will tell you that Mary s reign was full of dark dangerous scary intrigue Not only in the court but also in the countryside which is where most of this story takes place Our heroine Merrie is an orphan who has been raised by an older couple They have oved Merrie and given her free range with her inuisitive mind While she may be a total innocent in some ways she is intelligent beyond her years She speaks Latin and Greek reads classical books and is what one would call a Murder at the Mansion learned woman But Merrie cannot stay with this wonderful couple whoove her You see she s a romance heroine and for this story to work there must be some kind of tension That tension comes in the form of a crafty family of servants and a conniving solicitor These villains have a plan They have been skimming money from the estate of their doddering employer an earl for years And then what does this earl do He dies Well what can these crafty villains do They can pretend that he is still alive while they search for his heir Guess who his heir is Can t think who it might be Well I l tell you our ovely innocent Merrie So they bring our honest trusting innocent Merrie to the estate in the care of a simply horrible companiongoverness and they continue to feed off of the estate Now for some reason they decide that in order to keep Merrie under their control even they must marry her off to a man of their choosing They ook for a rake gambler someone who doesn t care about anything someone who is in desperate need of money They find that person OF THE FORM OF JACK HUNTINGTONWELL the form of Jack HuntingtonWell turns out the way they or anyone else plans And et me say this about Merrie and Jack they "ARE A WONDERFUL COUPLE THE STORY "a wonderful couple The story to be organized in sections the funny section the heartbreak section and the defeat the villain section Each portion of the book was marvelous and had me smiling through most of it In the first part of the book Merrie overhears her scheming caretakers planning her marriage to someone she doesn t know and she runs away Now because this is a romance book and we all know how coincidental things happen within those covers whose room should she accidentally hide in wh. Us unexpected turn when emotional debts come due SWEET REWARDS In a Tudor England teeming with intrigues and absurdities in a hotbed of scheming scoundrels and bum. En she s running away Jack of course And what is Jack doing Well he s seducing a married woman Merrie who is hiding in the closet gets uite an eyeful Not knowing that Jack is her intended she hightails it back to the estate and into the scheming arms of the villains When Jack shows up at the estate to claim his bride Merrie sees who it is and doesn t want to have anything to do with him So her clever plan is to do things that will give him a disgust of her but all those things do is intrigue Jack There were some pretty funny "parts in this portion dare I say it some chuckle out oud "in this portion dare I say it some chuckle out oud Anyway it is during this time period that Jack and Merrie get to know each other become friends and eventually fall in ove Then Jack is forced by the villains to eave Merrie behind and he does I have to say that Ms Krahn writing was so exceptional during this portion that I could actually feel Merrie s pain as Jack is eaving her Some great writingAnd that is only half of the book There s wonderful writing that comes Jack has to not only defeat the bad guys but grovel and win Merrie s ove back Spoiler he does Caught in the Act is a funny touching book It s filled with aughter intrigue poignancy
Heartbreak And A Satisfying 
and a satisfying I highly recommend this delightful storyKaysBlog This was one of the first romance novels I ever read and I still pick it up every now and then just for old times sake It s bawdy it s romantic it s smartI can t say enough about it What I The Deepest Sin love most is the hero Gentleman Jack For once we get a rouge who doesn t treat womenike dirt He worships women and understands them He s a adies man in the best sense and I fell in ove with him and I can see how his innocent bride falls so easily for him Merrie Straffen is one of my favorite heroines Her naivete in matters of ove and sex are counterbalanced by her great intelligence and spirit I wish there could be heroines out there that are both beautiful and smart without being irritaingly perfect A great read if you can find it If you oved the glamour and passion of the Showtime series THE TUDORS but couldn t stand the way all the brightest most spirited female characters met horrible deaths this is the book for yo. Bling knaves a daring thief of hearts and an innocent yet ingenious young beauty will be undone by the most delectable treachery of all rapturous irresistible ove.