Monday, March 7, 2016

Book Review: Eyes of Persuasion

Title - Eyes of Persuasion
Author - Adrienne Monson
Genre - Historical mystery Paranormal
Published - August 2014
Publisher - Tork Media
Format - Paperback

Eyes of Persuasion is a genre mash-up of paranormal and historical romance. When her parents are murdered, Lady Isabeau Maybrick is taken in by an abusive uncle to help pay his gambling debts. But Isabeau has a secret, a talent hidden since birth. Her gift helps to keep her out of the whorehouse and out of trouble—that is, until she meets Everett Radcliff. Hard working Everett Radcliff detests high society and finds plenty of excuses to avoid it. But when he meets Lady Maybrick, he can’t help but be enthralled by her violet eyes. When he hires an investigator to uncover a crook, his path crosses with hers, throwing them into a world of mystery, murder, and surprisingly, love.

I received Eyes of Persuasion in return for an honest review from the author. Lady Isabeau Maybrick spends her days pretending to be a high society but during her free time and night she’s working as a spy. Her parents had been murdered so she was forced into the custody of her uncle who’s gambling debts are vast. He’s dropped her off in hopes that she can earn extra money on her back to pay of his debt it’s not like he cares what happens to her. When the chance to get rid of her at last finally happens he’s only to excited to marry her off.

Resigned that she’s going to have to be married Isabeau never expected to meet Everett Radcliff or that he would be in need of her spy services. As Isabeau bounces from working in his company to social engagements the two find more than they were looking for when it all started. What will happen when Everett leaves for Portsmouth for good? Will they find the man who has taken something from both of them?

I love Isabeau she’s a strong smart young woman with a special gift that makes her very unique and a perfect prize to be had. I had hoped that Everett would be more than just an employer for her and it actually works out. I love Meg she’s a great support for all the trials that Isabeau has to endure and she needed someone on her side taking care of her.

I admit this one has been sitting on my shelf long than I had expected due to other commitments. However I’m pleased to say that Eyes of Persuasion doesn’t disappoint while a short novel the story isn’t rushed and well written. I found the concept unique and I was captivated by Isabeau as a character and found her easy to connect with. The story is quick paced supernatural mystery with a little sweet romance mixed in and just enough action to keep you wanting more. The author has done a beautiful job creating a story that captures the heart as well as the imagination. I very much enjoyed the author’s writing style it flows from start to finish to end perfectly. 

1 comment:

  1. This book seems so good! Loved your review and thanks for sharing! Already on my TBR shelf!!