An Affair with Mr. Kennedy
By Jillian Stone
(Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9781451629002, 400pp.)
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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A scorching Victorian-era romance featuring a stoic Scotland Yard investigator and a beautiful painter—the debut novel from 2010 Golden Heart Award winner Jillian Stone.
Detective Zeno “Zak” Kennedy is considered a hero in London after breaking up a plot against the Crown. But villainy never sleeps, and he’s now after a ring of Irish anarchists plotting a bombing campaign. When he discovers that one of these treacherous lords is acquainted with his new tenant, widowed Cassie St. Cloud, he sets out to get closer to the lady. Cassie is no Victorian prude; the daughter of two prominent doctors, she is a freethinking artist and a volunteer at a girls’ school. She’s set her sights on her handsome new landlord, and soon they’re enmeshed in the most passionate affair of her life. But when she discovers that their meeting was not purely accidental, will she be able to forgive him?
Jillian Stone was the winner of the 2010 RWA Golden Heart for historical romance—an award given to unpublished writers. She also writes a steampunk series for Kensington books. Visit her at GJillianStone.com.
“An intriguing debut. . . . A satisfying romance featuring a genuinely original pair of lovers and sparkling supporting characters against an unusual social and political background.” —Publishers Weekly
“The sexy, smart characters will appeal to modern readers as much as the suspense. Their repartee and sensuality heat up the pages, promising a treat for readers.” —RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“An exciting mystery mixed with steamy romance.”—Fresh Fiction
“A brilliant historical romance that is totally different from the type you may be used to. . . . A totally delightful and provocative story. . . . Will grab your attention and keep you enthralled all the way to the end. This one’s a keeper!” —Romance Reviews Today
“Sizzling hot. . . . An exciting, mysterious historical romance suspense that will steal your heart.” —Romance Junkies (5 ribbons)
“A romance in every sense of that word. . . . Perfectly balanced between pace and plot but always and without a doubt character driven to a point that a reader is living the emotions of the characters and feeling the danger around them.” —bookworm2bookworm
“Intriguingly suspenseful with unique dilemmas and a number of dangerous risks. . . . Stone has created a noteworthy setting for the series, one that is continuously attention-grabbing. Part romance and part mystery with a hefty dose of suspense, where each moment of the novel is imaginatively captivating.” —Single Titles
“...grips the audience from the moment we meet the lead couple...the relentless diligent detective and his courageous equal make the first Gentlemen of Scotland Yard a heated affair."—Genre Go Round Reviews
“An intriguing, well-written romance, this is definitely a must read. Loads of fun and entertainment!”—Historical Novel Review
“Jillian Stone brings 1887 London to life with characters that are smart, sexy and perfect for each other...the mystery will keep you flipping the pages.”—Rogues Under the Covers