No Place for a Dame

No Place for a Dame The sequel to All Through the Night where gorgeous damaged Giles Lord Strand finally finds his happily ever after Beautiful bold and brilliant Avery dreams of becoming a member of the Royal Astron

  • Title: No Place for a Dame
  • Author: Connie Brockway
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The sequel to All Through the Night where gorgeous, damaged Giles, Lord Strand finally finds his happily ever after.Beautiful, bold and brilliant, Avery dreams of becoming a member of the Royal Astronomical Society and the only way she can join the all male society is to disguise herself as a boy After helping Giles, Lord Strand, escape a disastrous engagement, she is cerThe sequel to All Through the Night where gorgeous, damaged Giles, Lord Strand finally finds his happily ever after.Beautiful, bold and brilliant, Avery dreams of becoming a member of the Royal Astronomical Society and the only way she can join the all male society is to disguise herself as a boy After helping Giles, Lord Strand, escape a disastrous engagement, she is certain he will assist in her daring masquerade No lady would ever come up with such a preposterous scheme, and no gentleman would accept but fortunately for Avery, Giles is no gentleman.A bargain is struck between the stargazing adventuress and society s most sophisticated lord He will sponsor her as his prodigy, and she will cover for him as he hunts London s darkest warrens for a missing colleague from his shadowy past But time and again Giles finds his quest compromised by his fierce and unwise attraction to the lovely girl who, though no lady, may well be the one dame to finally unlock the secrets of his heart.

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    1. New York Times and USAToday best selling author Connie Brockway has twice won the Romance Writers of America s Rita award for best historical romance as well as being an eight time finalist After receiving a double major in art history and English from Macalester College, Connie entered grad school with an eye to acquiring her MFA in creative writing Soon enough she jettisoned the idea of writing serious literature for what she considered and still considers the best gig in the world, writing romance Connie has received numerous starred reviews for her romances in Publisher s Weekly and Library Journal Library Journal also named her Her 2004 romance, My Seduction, one of the year s top ten romances In November of 2011, THE OTHER GUY S BRIDE a sequel to the perennially popular AS YOU DESIRE was s Montlake Publishing s launch title Here next book, NO PLACE FOR A DAME will be published September, 2013 A regency set romance, it is also the sequel to ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT.Today Connie lives in Minnesota with her husband David, a family physician, and two spoiled mutts.

    2. 3.5 or possibly 4 stars. Love Brockway, but I wish Giles and Avery had been given more quality time together, especially after they made love. Their newfound bond was shunted aside for other stuff (Neville, Jamison, etc.). They were rarely alone.The urchin boy (Will) broke with character. Not credible because of how the author portrayed his thoughts when Avery left the party. Odd, getting the kid's POV for only that scene. Disappointing epilogue. The astronomy thing again! And the urchin and his [...]

    3. I got this early through Prime. For a romance novel, it was acceptable, and I was pretty much glad to read anything other than textbooks. But awkward dialogue made worse by ridiculous adopted slang as well as a meagre plot, a hasty conclusion and several annoying typos made for an unsatisfying read. I suppose it would depend on whether you're looking for a quick conclusion with the typical elements of a paperback romance or actual literary merit. Beggars can't be choosers, however, and I got th [...]

    4. I wanted to love this book, as I loved the book that preceded it over a decade ago, All Through the Night. As sometimes happens when expectations are high for the culmination of a series, especially one so long in coming, "Dame" was a bit of a letdown. The hero appeared in both All Through the Night and the earlier Promise Me Heaven, both times as the man who loses his heart to the heroine only to have her choose someone else. Dame could probably stand alone, but if you've read either or both of [...]

    5. I am often too lazy to write reviews because I would rather be moving on to my next book, but I did get this as a Kindle First and felt the need to add in some alternating perspective to some of the reviews that I've read (several of whom I suspect would not have picked up the book if they hadn't gotten it for free).I've read a number of romances set during this time and so have come to very much appreciate those which are different. No Place for a Dame is one of those books. Yes, society is a p [...]

    6. What drew me to this story is the premise, and the title says it all: Avery Quinn is entering a world that wasn't meant for her, and she is up against very challenging odds. For one, Avery Quinn wasn't born a lady -- she's the daughter of the Dalton Family gamekeeper, who happened to have saved the Marquess of Strand's life. Then, in a moment of sheer inspiration, asked to have his daughter receive an education, as a reward for his service.So Avery Quinn received the best education any woman (or [...]

    7. Gender-bending and science! No Place for a Dame was great! As we saw last time, Giles proposed to the horrible Sophia out of a sense of honor and duty, and now has quickly come to regret that decision. Luckily, his friend Avery and the household staff are willing to help him get out of it. After scaring Sophia off, Avery asks for a tiny favor in return. She wants Giles to take her on as his protege so that she can join a prestigious astronomy society and present her comet research. She’ll also [...]

    8. I got this book as a Kindle First pick. I love historical romances, and the synopsis provided made me hopeful that this book would have something that other historical romances didn't.It DID have a unique element (which is the ONLY reason it's getting 2 stars instead of 1) - but that's about all I can say it has going for it. It read just like any other historical romance with a "spy" sub plot to it that I've ever read, with the same characters.A sharp, intelligent man masquerading as a dandy fa [...]

    9. I got a preview copy of this book. I highly recommend it if you like historical romance, even though it uses some tried-and-true (and trite) devices for the genre. The heroine masquerades as a man to get entry into a scientific society (device number 1) and the damaged hero, a member of the nobility, is a secret spy for Great Britain. England must have been absolutely crawling with spies in 1819, because every other good-looking male nobleman seems to have been a spy. But the idea of a woman who [...]

    10. I originally had this at 4 stars but after thinking about it, have scaled this back to 3. It's a cute novel and I read it quickly and enjoyed it, but after thinking about it, the main plotline isn't anything really new and refreshing and a couple of the subplots were tied up too neatly and quickly and kind of left me confused. As a heroine, Avery was okay; I admired her spunk at first but then it sort of fizzled for me when she admitted her motivation for everything she'd done up to that point. [...]

    11. Historical Romances are soassy.For example, instead of describing a schlong as a "throbbing member", we have a member that is "silky and adamantine."Or instead of sayng "That stupid son of a bitch! I'm going to kick his ass!" they say "The impertinence of that great blond jackanapes! I've mind to trash his innocent hide the length and breadth of St. James road!"That's right you jackanape! Length and breadth!And while sometimes classy can get boring, No Place for a Dame had a very interesting sto [...]

    12. Got the book through First. I enjoyed it much more than its predecessor, "All Through the Night". The storyline isn't new but the characterization and the writing are both wonderful. I like Strand and Avery - their chemistry is palpable and the development of their relationship since childhood is believable and nicely nuanced. Strand is a great beta hero.

    13. I got this free as a kindle first, thank goodness. I would have been ticked if I paid for it. I've now read two books by this author, and hated them both. I don't think her style is for me.

    14. If you are into Victorian romances this is the book for you. I liked the plot premise and it would be a fun read except this was a romance genre which I got tired of oh, say about 40 years ago. I can only read about just so many "throbbing members", filmy gowns made see through by the moonlight and bodices straining to hold in overly ample bosomsI believe, looking at the covers of all the books by this author (there ARE some books you can judge by their covers) that these are all bodice rippers. [...]

    15. Enjoyable historical romanceA pleasant read set in a romanticized era, which always makes for an enjoyable couple of hours when the story has been written by an accomplished writer.

    16. No Place For A Dame is a sequel to All Through The Night, seventeen years after the publication of that book, although this one stands alone considerable in that the plot of this story mostly has nothing to do with the plot of the previous book. Giles Dalton, Lord Strand, however, is a recurring character in the previous two books of this series and he makes an effort to locate Jack Seward, the hero of All Through The Night who has gone MIA with Jack's wife. I do recommend reading, at the very l [...]

    17. I don't know why I don't read for Connie Brockway. Everything I’ve read by her I enjoy immensely. As with this novel, her heroines are atypical and entertaining (as are the heroes). I highly recommend this book!

    18. Today's post is on No Place for a Dame by Connie Brockway. It is the third in her Royal Agents series but you do not have to have read the first two to understand the story. It is 278 pages long and is published by Montlake Romance. The cover has Avery looking beautiful on it. The intended reader is someone who likes historical romance and humor. There is some mild language, sex, and violence in this book. The story is told from the third person close of the two main characters. There Be Spoiler [...]

    19. I’ve been waiting for Giles’s story since I first read All Through the Night (Jack and Anne’s story) in 1997. (I read Promise Me Heaven, the book in which Giles is introduced, later.) No Place for a Dame was worth the sixteen-year wait. Even as a long-time Brockway fan, I was amazed by her ability to make this an audacious romp, a chick-in-pants tale that is original and captivating enough to rank with Georgette Heyer’s The Masqueraders as among the very best such stories, while at the s [...]

    20. This was my first time reading the author and, as I see that there were two novels preceding this one, and having liked this one, I will read the others.The hero, Giles Dalton, the Marquis of Strand, leads two lives while his love interest, Avery Quinn, is a young genius who really has no social status. Her father was the gamekeeper for Giles' father and because he saved that man's life is granted one wish. That wish is to have his daughter educated so that she will stop asking him questions. Sh [...]

    21. No Place for a Dame by Connie Brockway will be released in December 2013. I received a copy of this book as an Prime member and the Kindle first program in exchange for an honest review.Avery is the gamekeeper's daughter. When Lord Strand returns home in preparation for marriage, she schemes to save him from a life of misery with Sophia.She has only one small little request for her efforts. She wants to be an astronomer. Lord Strand has always been attracted to Avery. In fact, he was once scold [...]

    22. You guys! This book actually features a heroine who pretends to be a man and wears a pillow to hide her rack. THEY STILL MAKE THOSE. I CAN'T. I JUST CAN'T.Oh my heart. My poor insignificant heart. WHY. HOW.Are all books in this genre self published? This is the only valid explanation as to how they've ALL made it. Also, they must all be written by the same deprived person. I think I've read this book 105 times in 105 other identical books. Down to the very smallest detail: the dialogue, the phra [...]

    23. I picked up this book through 's Prime early reads program, and I tried to read it early. Despite the fact that Eloisa James recommended Connie Brockway, and despite the fact that it's a regency about a woman having aspirations of success in a man's world, it didn't hold my attention. About 1/4 of the way in, I put it down in favor of something else.Now, months later, I gave it another shot, and it wasn't bad. Maybe the language of the early part of the book just bogged me down. The prose is clo [...]

    24. Connie Brockway's "No Place For a Dame"  What a trainwreck!  The heroine is supposed to be a brilliant and highly-educated amateur astronomer, and the hero is supposed to be a fabulous English nobleman with a sideline of spying/assassination. Trouble is, one never actually sees the heroine doing any science or even scientific reading - it's all "tell", not "show. The heroine has discovered a comet and wants to present her discovery to the "Royal Astrological Society".  But she can't do that a [...]

    25. Now I don't know if this is supposed to be part of a series? The author's note says something about "Giles needing a happily ever after in her head for a while" so whether that means his character has appeared in other books or just in her mind, I am not sure. I found bits of this story good. However it took too long for me to feel chemistry between the leads. But when they did I enjoyed the scenes they were together in. Also, I liked the plot idea of her pretending to be a man. I have read a fe [...]

    26. I don't understand how there could be ANY negative reviews for this book. I admit, I didn't know this was part of a series and read it as a stand alone.but I loved it. I thought that Giles and Avery were incredibly well developed characters and the other character's issues (Neville w/ his mom, Will w/ his abusive dad) just added to an interesting story. I could feel the angst of Giles as he tried to stay true to what his time and social standing expected of him, yet also HAD to listen to his hea [...]

    27. I got this book as a Kindle First Pick. I will admit that I did not read the book before this one. Initially, I found the concept intriguing, as I always do with these type of stories. It was another one where the girl pretends to be a boy for something she desperately needs. The beginning was amusing but there were some parts where it dragged. I almost gave up on the book halfway through because it was rather slow in the middle. However, I have a hard time leaving a book unfinished as it has be [...]

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