I fell in love a few days ago. And much to my surprise, it wasn’t a Regency and it wasn’t set in England.
It all started with a desperate purchase at my local independent bookseller. I was dangerously low on reading materials, and ready to pack up on a Mother’s Day trip with Mom for a few days (husband, be gone!). With nine million other things to do, I grabbed Brenda Joyce’s Deadly Pleasure without really reading the back.
Snuggling into an unusually empty bed, I comforted myself by cracking open a new book.
Ew! I thought. Set in New York?! In 1902? Egads! This ought to be a snore.
And then suddenly, I was transported.
Several hours later, my eyes started to droop.
I realized I had almost finished Deadly Pleasure.
Ravenous for more of the intrepid heroine Francesca Cahill, amateur sleuth, reformer and heiress, I peeled the books of the shelves at a small bookstore in the sleepy coastal vacation town.
Of course, I couldn’t find the next one in the series. But still, I plugged on.
And once again, stayed up into the wee hours immersed in the gritty adventures of Miss Cahill.
Back from vacation, I cracked open my last Deadly book, burning the midnight oil after hunkering down next to my delicately snoring husband back from outdoor bro-mance adventures (distance, making my heart grow fonder, found it endearing that night).
The next morning, I realized I had an addiction. And I needed a fix. Badly.
But no luck on Better Than Chocolate Books. No luck at my local independent booksellers.
In disguise, I slinked into the nearby Blarnes and Lowble.
Drat! Not even there?
And so now, I will wait patiently by the mailbox for my three separate packages to arrive from amazon.com so that I may give you a thorough run down of the series.
But trust me, you will want to start now on your search for the Cahill series if you prefer to read chronologically.
And although Edwardian American, this is one series that will sink its teeth into you (and vice versa). Suspense, romance, a rake, a fabulous heroine….
I can’t wait to share more!