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No Life for a Lady (Ladies of the Order Book 5) Kindle Edition
♥ Read the final thrilling installment of the Ladies of the Order series! ♥
After almost a year spent playing chaperone to Mr Daventry’s female enquiry agents, Miss Trimble knows she must find a new position. All his agents are married, and so what other reason could he have for calling her to his office late at night? Except her employer is a master matchmaker, a man who has discovered her true identity, knows her real name and her darkest secret. A man who leaves her no choice but to confront her past and work alongside his client—the illegitimate son of an earl.
Alexander Grayson believes he knows who killed his brother. But he needs proof and cannot simply barge into a man’s home and rummage in his armoire. The perfect solution presents itself in the guise of a woman hiding from her past. But when the lady arrives expecting him to hire her as his enquiry agent, she is stunned to find he has a more shocking proposal.
Can a woman everyone believes is dead overcome her distrust of men?
Will the couple’s shared goals lead to more than friendship?
♥ Find out in - No Life for a Lady - Ladies of the Order Book 5 ♥
- ASIN : B09VLNM9YK
- Language : English
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- Print length : 266 pages
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Miss Trimble has always been an important secondary character in the previous books. She is the housekeeper for the intrepid female agents employed by Lucius Daventry. She was always fiercely protective of the ladies but her own background was a bit of a mystery. She finally has her own story told and it provides answers and a fitting end to the series.
Miss Trimble or Lady Olivia as is her real name has been on the run and in hiding for seven years. Seven years ago she was set upon and almost murdered. She does not know who sent the thugs but evidence points to her own brother. Managing to escape and fearing for her life she never returned to her ancestral home. She found a sense of contentment with the Ladies of the Order until one by one they all married and moved away. She realises that there is no longer a need for her services. Being summoned by her employer Lucius Daventry she is fully expecting to be let go but is alarmed to find that Daventry knows who she is and that she is in hiding. Daventry’s plan for Olivia to face her fears and find out who tried to kill her hinges on Olivia joining forces with Alexander Grayson who is looking for his brother’s murderer. His solution shockingly is marriage. Can Olivia overcome her distrust of men and place her life in the hands of a stranger?
Alexander Grayson has always been shunned by his family as the illegitimate son who inherited the bulk of his father’s wealth. Having lived a solitary life with little love he still feels duty bound to discover who killed his brother. He needs Olivia to help gain access to crucial information. Can Olivia and Grayson overcome the past and forge a lifelong bond within their pretence of a love match?
I very much liked Olivia and Grayson. Both are attracted to each other straightaway, but Olivia is naturally wary at first. Grayson is the first to acknowledge his attraction but is patient and happy to wait to gain Olivia’s trust. Both Grayson and Olivia’s relationship developed naturally and it was nice to watch it grow. There is little angst between them. The relationship felt mature.
As ever though, there is plenty of mystery and action in the story. The plot has twists and turns and works with the development of the romance. The murderer was not obvious and I did not have any indication till the end. It was good to see the involvement of past characters and couples who all played a part in the story. It’s really amusing to see Lucius Daventry’s evolvement from fierce leader to matchmaker! The epilogue was great as a rounding off of the stories of the Gentleman and Ladies of the Order and also as a neat introduction to Adele’s next series.
I was gifted an ARC of this story but all opinions are my own. Definitely looking forward to Adele’s next series.
The sexual tension thrummed beneath the surface and created an entangling thread that weaved throughout the mystery, danger and intrigue so effortlessly. I was hooked, reeled in and never left wanting!
The chemistry between the pair was palpable, it had me smiling, my tummy cartwheeling and my eyes misty with tears. It made me care for them as individuals as well as a unit and an equally matched couple at that - one that under normal circumstances would probably never have met but are so perfect for each other that they need and complete the other so satisfyingly. As a result, I really found NO LIFE FOR A LADY to be cleverly written and well thoughout, not just in plot, in the creation of a mystery that's full of twists and turns that kept me guessing, but on a deeper emotional level. In the depth of the revelations of its characters, in the little nuances that make them who they are and how they think and in the pain of their histories, but mostly their emotional connections and the believability of their reactions, feelings and uncertainities!!
As a series, each book has captivated me with the partnerships created - and I mean partners in every sense of the word. Equal in wit, sharp intellect, pain and the need to be loved. Generating such wonderful escapism that plays and bounces around in your mind, making you second guess, want to delve deeper and quicken through the tale to seek the answers you so desperately desire, while, equally forcing you to savour the romance and wallow in their electric chemistry. So, just in case you haven't already realised how in awe I am at how polished this series (and its connected predecessors) have been, let me recap....
The characters shine with passion, devotion and strength yet a vulnerability hovers under the surface that is enhanced by emotions that feel raw, sweet, gritty and believable. Adding an element of reality to the drama and danger as they risk to protect each other no matter the cost. Where the romance interweaves throughout each page until your so addicted to them finding there happiness together you feel what they feel so keenly. And the friendships that provide the backbone of each tale, adds a warmth, levity and wit that has kept me quite literally coming back for more time and time again!! All this, combined within a great mystery you can so easily get caught up in and puzzle out for hours, well for me, your definitely onto a serious winner!
I already anticipate great things for the next series. Clee, truly deserves to be on everyone's auto read list as she's rightfully cemented her place on mine. And the fact I got to read it around my birthday... just heaven... best gift ever!!
A highly recommended read for those who like their romances entangled within a cloak of mystery, scheming and suspense!!