Thursday, July 5, 2012

Review: It Begins with a Kiss by Eileen Dreyer

Fiona Ferguson wants nothing more than to flee Miss Lavinia Chase's Finishing School. Rather than the safe haven the girls' families presume it to be, the school is intent on making its charges conform to the rules-by any means necessary. For Fiona, the only thing worse than staying at the dreaded "Last Chance Academy" would be abandoning the friends she's made there. But when she receives word from home that her sister is in trouble, Fiona plots her escape . . .

A devoted spy in service to the Crown, Alex Knight takes his duties very seriously. His latest assignment--to ensure that the incorrigible Fiona remain safely at school--turns out to be far more of a challenge than he expected. After matching wits with the fiery Scottish beauty, he learns that the greatest danger of all . . . begins with a kiss. 

 A very short story that ends with a cliffhanger, It Begins with a Kiss, is the midpoint between the ending of the first trilogy featuring Drake's Rakes and the beginning of the second (Once a Rogue will release in 2013). 

For all the issues with It Begins with a Kiss -- a short story, cliffhanger -- I thought it was a great taste of what's to come, specifically for Alex Knight, Fiona Ferguson, her sister, Mairead, and Alex's sister, Pippin.  This e-novella has everything I've come to expect from this series: fast-paced action and romance.  It's a little book, but it packs a punch and definitely whets my appetite for more Drake's Rakes. 

(A very special thank you to Hachette Book Group, Forever Romance and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of It Begins with a Kiss.)

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