Sweet Enemy (Veiled Seduction, #1) by Heather Snow

Sweet Enemy (Veiled Seduction, #1)

Geoffrey Wentworth, the Earl of Stratford, is a war hero focused on affairs of king and country rather than affairs of the heart. Nevertheless, his mother is playing matchmaker and has invited potential brides to visit the family estate. Geoffrey resigns himself to playing host to a gaggle of husband-hunters more interested in his title than in him—until he unexpectedly meets one notable and intriguing exception. Miss Liliana Claremont has no i...

Details Sweet Enemy (Veiled Seduction, #1)

TitleSweet Enemy (Veiled Seduction, #1)
Release DateFeb 7th, 2012
PublisherSignet Eclipse
GenreRomance, Historical, Historical Romance, Regency, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Reviews Sweet Enemy (Veiled Seduction, #1)

  • Rane
    A plain fun regency with a touch of mystery, science and two great characters, Heather Snow's debut Sweet Enemy was alot of fun from start to finsih. While it did go into some territory that's been done before, it never really stopped it from being good. With the two main characters Geoffrey Wentworth, Earl of Stratford whose just enter the Earl role and using his power as a peer to help those who served in the military once along side him and Mi...
  • Stella
    The short and quite incoherent sum of my first impressions:Wow wow wow. I lack the words as I'm still under the story's spell to tell you eloquently what an amazing novel this is. The writing is exquisite, the characters well fleshed out, three-dimensional and interesting, the love story is fresh and beautiful. A stellar debut for Heather Snow, I'm already counting back the days until I can read her next novel!And my detailed review:I still remem...
  • Lady Wesley
    I love house party Regencies, and the majority of this book takes place during a house party organized by the hero's mother in an effort to force him to take a bride. That, however, is where the cliche ends. This amazing first-time author proceeds to take several Regency tropes, twist them around, and produce an entertaining romantic suspense story.Highly recommended.2 June 2013Un-oh, boys and girls. I still love this book, but my inner Inigo Mon...
  • Kübra Yağmur Aslanhan
    Vaatlerle dolu bir tanıtım yazısı okuduktan sonra beklentileriniz sıfıra düşürmeden bir kitaba başlamak akıl kârı değilmiş, onu fark ettim.Kitap, bir süredir listemde olduğundan okuma vakti gelmiş diye düşünüp başladım. Türün içinde değerlendirdiğinizde belki ortalama bulabilirsiniz ama ben bir tık daha aşağısında buldum.Yazar anlatmak istediğini anlatamamış gibi. Olaylar hızlı gelişmesinin yanı sıra cüm...
  • Ursula
    A fun 3.5 stars.This was a lovely read with interesting characters and a murder mystery thrown in. I especially liked the science blue-stocking Liliana and all the chemistry/botany references. The hero, Geoffrey (sorry, but such an UNromantic name! Reminds me of the headmistress in the St Trinian's movie when she is talking to Colin Firth's character, also called Geoffrey. The headmistress is Rupert Everett in drag!) is a good man and it really i...
  • Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
    Liliana Claremont is a rather unusual lady for her day and age. Unmarried at twenty four, with no intention of marrying, she lives alone in her own home following the death of her father and she continues his work as a chemist. Liliana believes her father was murdered and she means to find who did it.When she discovers letters from a anonymous person with a noble seal on the envelope, the Wentworth seal, Liliana must figure out how to investigate...
  • Maria
    This rating is really a 3.5, and I debated for some time if it should be a little higher because the story was definitely interesting. Regency romance has become increasingly homogeneous in recent years, and it has become difficult to find stories that feel original. This is what attracted me to this novel: The mystery at the heart of the novel is based in true events and is solved in a way that makes sense for 1817. Liliana Claremont has just di...
  • SOS Aloha
    It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.- Margaret ThatcherRegency romance is my favorite genre but it is also the most crowded. As readers scream for diverse characters in exotic locales, debut author Heather Snow embraces the “bread and butter” – a house party. SWEET EMENY delivers a house party like no other with its obvious marriage mart, informal political alignm...
  • Caz
    I've given this a C- for narration and a C+ for content at AudioGalsHeather Snow’s début novel, Sweet Enemy, was originally published in 2012 and is the first in her Veiled Seduction trilogy of historical romances featuring smart, scientifically minded heroines. I remember reading and very much enjoying the third book, Sweet Madness, but I haven’t managed to get around to reading the other two books, so I was delighted when Sweet Enemy...
  • Mary Gramlich
    SWEET ENEMY by Heather Snow02/12 - Penguin Group - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pagesWhat does one do when the objective they set in life is changed?Liliana Claremont has a clear and concise way of handling problems and living her life. After her father’s death she choose to live frugally allowing her to pursue his interests in chemistry without a husband. Geoffrey Wentworth, the Earl of Stratford is of the same mindset and the last thing he want...
  • Head in the clouds
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with this HR - except it is so very typically HR. It ticks all the boxes but for me was not special and did not stand out. Le sign. Sometimes it feels like I have read all the great HRs - and am left wading in the mediocore; which is why I often find myself re-reading my favourites. Nevertheless - this is a sweet love story with an okay mystery. Geoffrey was actually a very nice hero - not a rake, not a jerk, hau...
  • Bwmurf
    First read by this authorPretty good read but not something I will read again. It held my interest, and I will prob read next book in series.
  • SidneyKay
    Again with the kaleidoscope eyes!For those of you who don't know me, when I read a book I take notes, which is all well and good. However, if I'm reading a paper book, I tend to take notes on what ever happens to be close by - post-it notes, an envelope, a bill, a Kleenex, napkin, anything handy. Well, sometimes these little notes get lost, which is what happened with this book. (An advantage with the Nook, one does not loose the notes.) Anyway, ...
  • Cécile
    Depuis que j'ai enfin appris à abandonner un livre, je ne me pose plus trop de questions… Et voilà un nouveau A&P que j'ai donc arrêté. Ca avait pourtant bien commencé, histoire originale, héroïne intello, etc… et puis à 50% c'est devenu lent, lent, lent, lent.Trop lent. Il ne se passe rien pendant tellement longtemps qu'aussi prometteurs les héros soient-ils, je n'ai pas pu me forcer à continuer.Il parait que les derniers chapitres...
  • Linda Kage
    Great historical romance with plenty of romance, intrigue and chemistry...all kinds of chemistry!!! I love it when a hero or heroine is ready to sacrifice everything they've worked for in the story all for the name of love. So sweet. Great characters, great one-liners, great mystery to solve.And I was ready to read Aveline's story from his first line. Thank goodness he's the hero of book two in the series.
  • Yumru
    Sevdim yazarın tarzını değişik bir konu işlemiş,çok ahım şahım bir hikaye değil belki ama hani okutuyor kendini dediklerimizden.En azından sıkıntıya sokan bir hikaye değildi.Yazarı kesinlikle takip edeceğim,bir çok yeni yazara göre gayet iyiydi.işin özü tadımlık,eksileriyle,artılarıyla okundu bitti...
  • Lisa Lin
    I am a big fan of historical romances, and have heard great things about Heather Snow and her debut, so I was excited about receiving a copy as a gift from a friend. The premise was quite interesting, so I dove right in.I really enjoyed the book, particularly the chemistry between Geoffrey and Lilliana. Battle of the sexes stories are some of my favorites and this book had it in spades. The scenes when the two of them spar and bicker was great fu...
  • Kendra
    For full review including excerpt and dialogue highlight, please visit Reader's Edyn:http://bit.ly/ysLhapReview:As you all may have noticed, I have been on a historical romance kick lately. I love HR! Started with HR, will always go back to HR. It is my favorite of all genres. But what I have noticed most about the recent HR reads I have been rabidly reading through is that I have very much enjoyed them all. I mean, seriously. When reading multip...
  • Kales
    I plucked this books randomly off a shelf of a used book store and it was such a good find. I fell hard for this couple and the situations they were put into. You are immediately dropped into the action and I appreciated that.I liked Lilianna's independence and her intelligence. I thought the chemistry part was an interesting twist to it; it was fascinating to see it in that time period. Basically I just fell in love with the couple and then even...
  • Hannah Fielding
    This book is the debut novel from Heather Snow and I am very impressed. This novel has all of the usual things we associate with, and love about, historical romance – society rules, nobility and titles, balls, dresses, romance and fluttering hearts. But what makes it stand out is the crossover element, adding a touch of mystery and danger that keeps the plot moving forward quickly and making the book a real page-turner.Added to that is the fabu...
  • Lover of Romance
    Geoffrey, the Earl of Stratford, is a military man, and ever since the war ended, has been looking for a way to get a bill passed, that would allow those brave soldiers to find jobs and have a safe place to live other than the streets. When he learns that his mother has planned a country house party, under his name, to find him a bride…he is furious. He refuses to marry yet, there is so much he needs to do and the last thing he needs is a woman...
  • Tammy
    This debut from Heather Snow was exceptionally written and I just fell in love with the characters from the beginning. Both had lost the fathers at young ages and had closed off their hearts after their losses. They both have the same view on marriage and both vowing to never open their hearts to love.Liliana and Geoffrey are both wonderful characters. Liliana is a wonderfully smart and talented lady scientist, a chemist to be exact. She is intel...
  • Jenni Ebba
    I won this novel through Goodreads First Reads! Thank you to the people at Penguin. Of course I love me some historical romance and Sweet Enemy is an awesome one to add to anyone's book collection. This novel had all the greats; great character development, great plot, and great setting! Heather Snow's writing is truly compelling and makes you feel what the characters feel. The story is about a girl, Liliana, who is older than the average age t...
  • Julie Barrett
    Sweet Enemy by Heather SnowLiliana had found some old letters behind the book shelves when she returned from asking others to help with the robbery at her home. Theletters didn't make sense to her but it reminded her of her father's dying words. Given the only clue was the wax seal on thebundle of letters that'd be a good place to start her search for the answer to who murdered her father. It was just by chance she and her aunt and cousingot an i...
  • Ashley Chen
    I LOOOOVEEDDD this book! Before I started the book, I fell for the premise of the book. I am a fan of science and when Heather contacted me, I was super excited! I have no idea why it took so long for me to review!Yeah, have you ever read a book that everything was perfect? I love how adventurous Liliana was and she was not the stupid girl who week adventure. You know what I am talking about, she is not the girl that you shout at the page "NO! Wh...
  • Ilze
    Excellent debut novel. Loved both of the main characters, especially the heroine, and the plot was highly original and well-executed. Even the final crisis (there's always one in these books) was believable and fit with the story. I don't usually appreciate mysteries and suspense in the romance books I read, but this one worked well and kept my attention completely. I also really liked the depiction of the heroine as intelligent, strong-minded an...
  • herdys
    Nice firt half, then the revenge plot took precedence and it went meh for me. That's why I'm not a fan of revenge HRs. I did like our otp. At least for the first half while they were falling in love and not being self sacrificing idiots. Its also always interesing when HR show us women pursuing things like science or medicine, that were a men's thing back then. Its so normal for us now, but back then it was unheard of. Thats another reason why th...