No Place for a Dame (Royal Agents #3) by Connie Brockway

No Place for a Dame (Royal Agents #3)

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 certain he will assist in her daring masquerade. No lady would ever come up ...

Details No Place for a Dame (Royal Agents #3)

TitleNo Place for a Dame (Royal Agents #3)
Release DateDec 1st, 2013
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Regency

Reviews No Place for a Dame (Royal Agents #3)

  • Kathleen
    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....
  • Katherine
    I got this early through Amazon 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...
  • Susan (the other Susan)
    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...
  • Alaina
    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...
  • Blue Bates
    Historical Romances are so...classy.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...
  • Ardith
    Amazon Prime early release program - this made me so happy.
  • Tin
    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 Ave...
  • Yasmin M
    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 t...
  • Angie
    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 soc...
  • Valerie
    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...
  • Elaine
    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 see...
  • Traci
    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 motiv...
  • Serena
    Got the book through Amazon 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.
  • Tracy Runyan
    a little more intrigue than the regular romance novels I enjoyed a few books by this author
  • Amanda
    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.
  • Joycee
    I don’t know if I’m being overly generous with the rating ... but I daresay I enjoyed it more thoroughly than the previous Ms. Brockway novel I read.Granted, both had headstrong, intelligent women in atypical scientific fields, but I *liked* Avery better than Ginesse. Maybe because Giles had been complicit in Avery’s masquerade whereas Jim found out much later in their story.I must have liked it enough to be able to finish this in a day. (B...
  • Jool
    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 bosoms........I believe, looking at the covers of all the books by this author (there ARE some books you can...
  • janice gilbert
    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.
  • Sarpa Tina
    only bc I like Avery.
  • Blossom
    I'm not sure how I feel about this. I like Giles and I like Avery but this was just okay compared to the previous books. 3.5 stars.
  • Mrs Giggles
    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 ...
  • Susan J.
    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!
  • Lynn
    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 ...
  • Janga
    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 a...
  • Sheila Majczan
    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 educa...
  • Julie
    No Place for a Dame by Connie Brockway will be released in December 2013. I received a copy of this book as an Amazon 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 al...
  • Cheryl
    I picked up this book through Amazon'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 earl...
  • Ilze
    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 "Roya...
  • Mya
    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 id...