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READ Ö Always a Stranger O Sumaki Draped in vivid silk robes Hanako's exotic Japanese fan dance captivates Skyler and he longs to learn about herBut Hanako's enigmatic employer keeps his exuisite charge very close The consummate artist she shows the handsome nobleman many faces but never her true. 35 starsI was intrigued by the premise a Victorian era setting against the Great Exhibition of 1851 in which a titled Lord involves himself with a Japanese Fan Dancer and the intrigue that comes with both the uniueness of the relationship and the secrets held by Hanako Royce presents a world that feels very real and is easy to imagine the wonders as if seeing them for the first time as Londoner s did The Victorian era was beginning to exert influence on social and societal customs and with Albert s insatiable fascination with new technologies and scientific advancement a new era of industrial scientific and exploratory discoveries are being integrated into the public eye A scant ten years before Albert s death and Victoria s subseuent retirement from public life the mood and curiosity of the public was insatiableLord Skyler Ridgemont is in service to the crown seeing to the contractual needs and intricacies of performances and tying up the loose ends While he is intrigued by the uniue presence and approach of the Japanese woman Hanako he feels a connection that surprises him Hanako finds him uniuely different her vacillation between reticence and proper behavior mixing with a very forward display not acceptable in polite society at that time The story has several different sub plot points that need to be worked through the interracial relationship Hanako s inability to find a solid behavioral pattern that would not bring shame on Skyler even as she won t be accepted and Hanako s big secret Each unfolds slowly with plenty of back and forth and diversions of setting and place that help the reader to enjoy the scenery While there is a romance it s very slow to develop and most of the story is consumed with the reveals from Hanako while Skyler is far open and easy to know I will say that the pacing is stronger in the earlier chapters of the book while it never gains the level of fast moving must turn the page the steady unsteadiness of the pacing did allow time to revel in the descriptions and feel although less emotionally visceral than I would have hoped Romance in this story did take a backseat for me to the luxe descriptions and scene setting I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review I was not compensated for this review all conclusions are my own responsibility Alan Ford Tutto per uno uno per tutti he longs to learn about Red Poppies A Novel of Tibet herBut Hanako's enigmatic employer keeps Madame Bovary his exuisite charge very close The consummate artist she shows the Boom Chicka Boom handsome nobleman many faces but never Un Perrito Problematico her true. 35 starsI was intrigued by the 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with the reveals from Hanako while Skyler is far open and easy to know I will say that the pacing is stronger in the earlier chapters of the book while it never gains the level of fast moving must turn the page the steady unsteadiness of the pacing did allow time to revel in the descriptions and feel although less emotionally visceral than I would Che cos'è un dispositivo? have Paranoia hoped Romance in this story did take a backseat for me to the luxe descriptions and scene setting I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of His Reluctant Lover The Alfieri Saga #3 honest review I was not compensated for this review all conclusions are my own responsibility

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READ Ö Always a Stranger Heart which holds a desperate secret When Skyler learns the real reason Hanako has been brought to London he will risk his entire world to win her trust and save her from losing both body and soul It's a feat that will reuire the type of courage only love can give81000 wor. Just couldn t connect to it hard as I triedCouldn t connect to itI had the toughest time finishing this book I ve put it down so many times in the hope that I would see it in a different light But each and every time was no different from the last because I ve committed myself and the determination to see it through propelled me to the finish line at last I find the heroine funny that I just finished it but couldn t remember her name so inconsistent somewhat too forward when it comes to her many encounters with the hero During that era the women are so docile timid and ever so conscious of the do s and don t s adhering to society s propriety Considering those times especially her heritage being Japanese descent I thought her constant touching and kissing the hero is brass inappropriate and unacceptable The hero is the one who is always considering and careful of her reputation how she would be perceived by the ton s watchful eye by some of her actions Ever so careful he doesn t do anything to tarnish the heroine s reputation that he comes out like cold almost unfeeling kind of a man I think you can get reaction from a toad their sexual encounter is as erotic and hot as wet paper towelsI really did not find anything I can recommend about this book except that the writing is good An ARC was provided by NetGalley

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READ Ö Always a Stranger When two worlds collide anything is possibleAn international affair London's Great Exhibition has taken the city by storm As its newest Royal Commissioner Lord Skyler Ridgemont must ensure the performers are properly contracted Among them is the delicate and graceful Hanak. Note I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewFramed by the Great Exhibition Skyler Roderick Earl of Ridgemont and Hanako Sumaki confront the prejudices of the time as well as those within themselves Comfortable as the second son eager to embrace his gifts of architectural vision his lordship struggles to fulfill his new obligations and still remain true to his own nature Hana juggles the knives of a horrifying situation while admitting one can only climb so high before running out of mountain Like embroidered silk these characters and their story dazzle even as it snags at your sensitivitiesI devoured Always a Stranger in under five hours The story drew me in gently enticing me to turn the page then compelling me to continue Evocative writing characters with many dimensions and genuine development held me throughout the story The dialog was believable humor very subtle the historical accuracy impressive and Ridgemont s mother s temper tantrum entirely credible Secondary characters were well drawn and essential to the story without usurping the narrative The villains were despicable but not over the top and the conflicts felt genuine Hana s ability to swallow her fears and reach out for help was a moment to cheer that it didn t turn out perfectly was a twist I applaudedBe warned this is not a light and fluffy read not a glittering ball or giggling debutante to be endured The rake is a villain yippee The hero is disgusted by the thought of brothels the risk of disease and the facts of degradation engender by both the whores and those that use them yippee The heroine is trapped by her manipulated sense of duty family ties and poverty There are mature themes that do not bear glossing over I felt Ms Royce handled the reality of the times with regard for a romance reader s general expectation She does not shove prose down your throat but allows her characters to give you a glimpse of what it felt like being exotic property without a voice or ability to believe in than rare moments of peace The psychological contradictions of being held by a protector that manipulates everyone with hints and suggestions then fists and ultimately abandonment in the middle of no and where were a bit too realistic at times but made this story a uniue romanceConsidering the times I felt the characters were in a hopeless situation then an improbable one However as I considered the fact Lord Ridgemont spent several years in America and must have been somewhat influenced by the differences of society improbable faded to possible Due to family dynamics he comprehended the outsider feeling in spite of his wealth and position knew what it was to be an alien in a foreign land and someone in his youth had cultivated his sense of looking at the world through another s eyes Where he was challenged by understanding utter dependence poverty and hunger his heart was able to fill in the blanks If only this enlightened age could bother to do the same Skyler was a man with an uncomfortable awareness of what was expected of him and what he felt to be right that was finding his way I liked himHana was heart breakingly honest sad and brave She teetered dangerously near the Mary Sue zone on several occasions Twenty languages A mistress of disguises and the only public performer for the Exhibition and that is my only complaint For the most part despite her many talents and abused sense of duty she was a determined woman with touching foibles and endearing contradictions Her desperation to foil the villain s plans and have one happy memory mutates to absolute terror with a post coital crash that was in my jaded old biddy opinion entirely believable And yet I was touched by both Hana and Skyler s very different fears No story momentum was lost as they came to grips with afterburn instead of afterglow Frustrating as that was I appreciated that sex didn t comfort her as she expected and Skyler floundered and uestioned not only her but himselfThere is no magic wand in this story rather a steady pace to reach the acceptance that being together is worth enduring what is and will be I don t generally like epilogues and this one was not an exception for me However I think most folks like their romance secured by a bow and a dangly piece of foil wrapped chocolate and this one should please them Always a Stranger was a rare read for me because it held my complete attention from start to finish I m not sure I will ever have the stamina to re read it Some tales are like that so thoroughly disconcerting at first read you close the book with a shaking hand and dazed re entry to real life I highly recommend this book for those looking for than the usual Earl and unacceptable love story Read of my reviews at Page Traveler E Book Reviews


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