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Affair (1997)

by Amanda Quick

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The 18th century English sleuth, Charlotte Arkendale has made such a lucrative career from investigating prospective husbands for women she has to hire help. The new employee is Baxter St. Ives and Charlotte feels an immediate attraction. But St. Ives has his own agenda. By the author of Mischief.
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  Janicemo | Feb 25, 2018 |
Another Quick novel that stands the test of rereading.
Two strong minded people who don't trust romantic attractions and also have learned to carve their own way in the world, come together because of a murder. There is lots of situational and conversational humor, and a swashbuckling envisioning near the end.
If you are lucky enough to get the audio, you will be glad that Barbara Rosenblatt is the audio performer. ( )
  jetangen4571 | Jul 9, 2016 |
Affair - Quick
audio performance by Barbara Rosenblat

3 stars

Fluff. Seuxally explicit, regency romance fluff. This is one of several books in a loosely connected series written by Amanda Quick aka Jayne Ann Krentz. The plots are formulaic; the low sexual puns are very broad. As far as I’m concerned, this book is a genre spoof. Barbara Rosenblat never fails to make me laugh.
It's a 3 star book with a 5 star performance. ( )
  msjudy | May 30, 2016 |
Charlotte Arkendale supporting herself and her sister after their step-father was killed. Charlotte investigating men who want to marry wealthy women. Baxter St.Ives is a gifted scientist who's half-brother is the earl of Esherton. Charlotte and Baxter team up to bring Drusilla Heskett killer to justice. It is a good read. ( )
  jbemrose | Nov 16, 2012 |
Charlotte Arkendale has been supporting herself and her sister since her father was killed, supposedly by a footpad in London, by investigating men who want to marry women with some means. She's quite cynical about men at this stage but there's something about Baxter St. Ives. He's supposed to be her new man-of-affairs. However he's investigating her.

Baxter is a gifted scientist, who is quite dependent on his glasses, which becomes a humourous plot point more than once.

It loses points for not being well grounded in whatever historic era it was supposed to be in (I think Victorian, but it didn't really lodge with me). The two main characters were quite a lot of fun and I enjoyed the read. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Aug 8, 2011 |
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Amanda Quickprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ayers, AlanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gnade, UrsulaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gonzalez, RamonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Herrera, AnaTraslation revisorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holst, Lisbetsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lavedan, DeliaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Louie, YookCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rosenblat, BarbaraNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Salgado, TeresaPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Szuhay-Havas, Ervinsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tröger, EmilComposersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zinn, RonJacket letteringsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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The 18th century English sleuth, Charlotte Arkendale has made such a lucrative career from investigating prospective husbands for women she has to hire help. The new employee is Baxter St. Ives and Charlotte feels an immediate attraction. But St. Ives has his own agenda. By the author of Mischief.

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