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by Carolyn Jewel

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  • ISBN 0843953098
  • ISBN13 978-0843953091
  • Language English
  • Author Carolyn Jewel
  • Publisher Leisure Books; First Edition edition (February 1, 2004)
  • Pages 339
  • Formats lrf azw lit txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Erotica
  • Size ePub 1736 kb
  • Size Fb2 1404 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 738

While searching for his older brother's killer, new earl Captain Sebastian Alexander comes face to face with dark secrets that threaten his life and with the beautiful Olivia Willow, a young woman who could be either an innocent witness to the killing or a ruthless seductress out to destroy his family. Original.

Carolyn Jewel's second book The Spare really shows her growth as a writer. Again, Jewel demonstrates the growth in her talent by having such a strong relationship between these two wonderfully crafted characters. Original and Page Turning Regency. Published by Thriftbooks.

Carolyn Jewel's second book The Spare really shows her growth as a writer. Her first book demonstrated her talent, but there were a few nagging problems, as if she did not fully know her hero and heroine and how they would react, or she made them do things that seemed totally against their characters. In this book, you see none of that. Her craft is stronger, and a subtle deftness is in her prose that makes this book so strong, so perfect. com User, 15 years ago.

Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award winning and USA Today bestselling author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master’s degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has two cats and two dogs.

Oh, Carolyn Jewel: how you confound me. Every time I read one of her . Every time I read one of her books, to a lesser or (as in this case) greater extent I am left with the same basic feelings: 1. I like this more than I should. The Spare is a rare Gothic Romance gem contemporarily crafted by Carolyn Jewel (2004). In the tradition of the classic Gothic, the plot revolves around a dark mystery – the unsolved murder of the former Tiern-Cope heir and his wife. Praise be for a historical romance set in the depths of Cumbria and not in the tedious London hothouse of degenerate rakes and simpering debutantes. Praise be for a hero who is a real hero, a decorated veteran of countless naval battles.

This book is a work of fiction. The Spare is a Regency romance murder mystery

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental. The Spare is a Regency romance murder mystery. If you like well-plotted tales, engaging passion, and a touch of gothic, then you’ll love Carolyn Jewel’s steamy and mysterious novel.

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McNaught wishes to know if you require a change of raiment for your excursion to Far Caister. Sebastian looked at Price from over the top of one of the letters from the morning's post. Sebastian looked at Price from over the top of one of the letters from the morning's post Mrs. Edward Leveret?" he asked. I believe, among other things, Mrs. Leveret heads the committee for the establishment of a school for Far Caister's less fortunate children, my Lord. He scanned the page again. His brother's papers tilted in a precarious stack before him, threatening to fall at any moment.

The Spare is a Regency romance murder mystery. If you like well-plotted tales, engaging passion, and a touch of gothic, then you’ll love Carolyn Jewel's steamy and mysterious novel. Пользовательский отзыв - skirret - LibraryThing. I have Goodreads Recommendations to thank for introducing me to Ms Jewel's work, and myself to thank for starting with what I believe to be her debut novel.

Carolyn Jewel, CreatorJewel, Carolyn. The Spare She’s missing a day from her life. He thinks she may have killed his brother. A delightful battle-of-wills romance, tinged with suspense. Kathe Robin, Romantic Times) The Spare is a Regency romance murder mystery. Scandal A proper young widow. Let the game of love begin. WOW. Simply, wow. That is the only word I can use to describe this masterpiece. Romance Novel TV) Scandal is a Regency romance novel featuring a complex and dysfunctional pair.

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I've never read anything by Jewel before, but I so enjoyed her style here that I'll be looking up more of her work.

By far the best part of this book was the plot, which involved a third brother (Sebastian) who unexpectedly became the heir & an aging spinster (Olivia) who was invited to his house party as the spare female to even out the numbers. The twist? Well, there are several, but here's the basic gist. Sebastian is intent on finding a wife quickly (then heading back to sea with the Navy) & solving his brother's murder over the course of his house party. Olivia is the sole witness to the murders of Sebastian's older brother & sister-in-law, but she can't remember any of it. While Sebastian attempts to unlock what's hiding in Olivia's brain, a ghost haunts the pair, confusing them with all-too-realistic dreams of intimacy & desire.

Sebastian is a complete jerk, lacking in any kind of emotional depth. Seriously, he's just cold & heartless &....dang it all, still sexy. I want to smack him & love him all at the same time. He is constant. He might not be your ideal hero, but he's all alpha & well-defined & is what he is without apology.

Olivia is a fabulous heroine. She's super intelligent, but knows that, as both a female & a spinster, she must conceal her true self to move about acceptable society. She's poor & has been abused & taken advantage of most of her life, yet she's not bitter. Even as she discovers horrible truths from her past, she simply accepts them & moves forward. She's a strong woman, & I had serious respect for her.

The dialogue was excellent! Very well-written, believable, & often quietly witty. Sometimes it was outright hilarious, especially when Sebastian & Olivia
started going at it. I loved how Olivia could dish out attitude to spar with Sebastien's arrogant condescension. After a while, it was obvious that Sebastian would toss out a condescending remark just to get Olivia to respond with her well-timed sarcasm. They enjoyed their verbal repartee, & so did I.

I didn't like all of the interactions between Sebastian & Olivia, especially toward the end as their relationship became defined. I wanted to yell at both of them (him for being a selfish jerk & her for cow towing to his pathetic arrogance), but the fact is their interactions were probably pretty realistic considering their characters & positions & the time period.

Every time I had to put this book down, I was itching to get back to it. I love how the characters made me feel things, even if it was negative. A character who inspires a reader's emotional response is real, & that's what these characters did to me. They were perfect for the plot, which is by far my favorite thing about this book, although the dialogue was pretty awesome too. So why did I rate it 4 stars? Simple. The characters still ticked me off, especially toward the end. And I wish the end had not been as abrupt as it was. Also I didn't see any resolution for a specific, horrific event in Olivia's life that should have severely affected her & Sebastien's relationship when she finally remembered it. I still really enjoyed the book, but those things kept this from being 5 stars.

If you like regencies, paranormals, alpha males, &/or intelligent heroines, then download a sample. This is a keeper for me.
My husband got this for me. I liked it even though and maybe because it was unusual from my usual romance fare. Sebastian, the hero's a bit of a dick but Ms. Jewel did a great job in writing a main character who was a product of his times with the values and prejudices common then. Same with other characters. No such thing as doctor-patient confidentiality, equal rights or fair justice here. Distasteful as it sounds, Ms. Jewel managed to present her characters as realistic human beings, flaws and all, firmly entrenched in said time period where the privilege rules almost absolutely with very little recourse for the poor. And yet somehow, she made them likeable. What an amazing feat.

My criticisms: very odd typos and lapses in grammar, such as brothers became bothers, etc. And story-wise, I would have liked to see the fallout when the hero and heroine got together. SPOILER (is HEA a spoiler in a romance novel?) After all, the hero and heroine spent a majority of the book thinking they were going to end up with other people (James with Olivia the heroine and Sebastian with Diana) so I would have liked the author to address James and Diana's reaction.
I love Carolyn Jewel. Just wanted to get that out before my review. I usually love her historicals but not this one. I have never read a story where I hated the hero before. I didn't even like him in the end of it. He is awful! Now believe me, I don't mind a hero who is a bit cruel at first. One who overcomes his faults and redeems himself. The hero is cold throughout the whole thing. Amazingly the heroine falls in love with him inspite of his cruelty. I just couldn't believe it. She was supposed to be smart and witty. It made no sense to me. Good writer just bad story for me. Three stars only because I was able to finish it without breaking my kindle.
I've read quite a few of the author's historical romances prior to this one and have enjoyed them immensely. The Spare has quite a paranormal slant to the storyline and didn't gel for me. I thought that the dream sequences were heavy handed, stereotyped and downright confusing at times.

I didn't really have a problem with the characters per se or the setting and I did enjoy the gothic feel to the story. I also liked that the title "The Spare" applied to both Olivia and Sebastian. I do enjoy the style of writing but the mystery component was weak. It's definitely not up to the author's usual high standard.