After five years of tracking and capturing spies on English soil, Philip Jonquil, Earl of Lampton, is in pursuit of his last quarry. But at a traveler’s inn, he encounters an unexpected and far more maddening foe: Sorrel Kendrick, a young lady who is strikingly pretty, shockingly outspoken, and entirely unimpressed with him. Indeed, Sorrel cannot believe the nerve of this gentleman, who rudely accuses her of theft and insults her feminine dignity. Doubly annoyed when they both end up at a party hosted by mutual friends, Philip and Sorrel privately declare war on one another. But Philip’s tactics, which range from flirting to indifference, soon backfire as he finds himself reluctantly enjoying Sorrel’s company; and, much to her dismay, Sorrel finds Philip’s odd manner to be increasingly endearing. In the midst of this waning war and growing attraction, Philip catches wind of the French spy he’s been tracking, and Sorrel inadvertently stumbles upon a crucial piece of the puzzle, making her indispensable to the mission. But can two proud hearts negotiate a ceasefire when cooperation matters most?
|Published||Covenant Communications Inc. (January 3, 2012)|
I have read all of Sarah Eden's books and this was not her best. It was only okay. I would recommend checking it out at your library. It's worth reading to find out what happens to some of the characters you know from her other books but it's not as engaging or as believable.
This is my favorite book by Sarah M. Eden so far. Can't wait to read the others.
Sarah Eden has accomplished writing another great book. It captures trials, humor, romance and adventure within its pages. It has a sketchy foundation the first couple of chapters or I would have rated it with 5 stars. Still it is well worth reading
I "LOVED" this book! I had heard from various places that this book was great. When I went to go and buy it, a man who worked in the store, yet again said this was the most popular book (out in that genre) for at least the last few weeks. So I was excited to finally pick it up and start reading. I was not disapointed! It had me reeled in by the first couple pages.
Reading this brought me to the movie The Scarlet Pimpernel (Yes it is a book too, but I have only seen the movie). Philip being the dashing Percy, and Sorrel being Lady Marguerite. I am not saying it is another adaptation of the Scarlet Pimpernel, but that those two characters Sorrel and Philip are very strong willed and stand up for what they believe in, and end up having characteristics like Percy and Marguerite.
I loved how Sorrel is so strong willed but in the end does need the strength of others to depend on. Also Philip who acts the part of a dandy but hates every bit of it, and just wants to be himself. Bringing these two people together creates sparks of intrigue and satisfaction.
Sarah Eden has once again created memorable characters with good humor and an enjoyable love story. I look forward to reading more of her books!
Sarah Eden is quickly becoming a must-read author. Her regency romances are clean, fast-paced, and witty. Her historical details are up to par with literary greats such as Georgette Heyer, but Sarah's dialog is smoother and more accessible to the modern reader.
Friends & Foes is no exception. Phillip is a riot and had me laughing at many points. And Sorrel is his perfect match, even though she takes her time in admitting it.
I have recommended Eden's books to many friends and will continue to do so. I think the Regency era is a fascinating time period to study with respect to the human condition. And a little romance with plenty of adventure never hurts either.