There Is Nothing Innocent About "Danger Wears White"

Danger Wears White (The Emperors of London, #3)Title:  Danger Wears White
(The Emperors of London #3)
Author:  Lynne Connolly
Format:  ERC
Length 243 pages
Expected Date of Publication:  July 7th, 2015
 Publisher:  Lyrical Press
Rating:  4 Stars

Hoping to live down her family’s connections to the traitorous Jacobite cause, Imogen wants nothing more than a quiet life in the country. When she stumbles upon a wounded man, the white cockade in his coat tells her he’s a Jacobite, and a danger to the crown. Yet there’s something about him she can’t resist . . .
In search of a document on behalf of his powerful family, Tony is shot and left for dead. Secreted away to a hidden chamber, he finds himself both a guest and prisoner of a beautiful but mysterious woman. What she wants and who she serves, he cannot know. But what he does understand is the desire burning strongly between them. And that neither of them will be spared until their lust is sated.
When the action moves to London, suddenly it’s Tony who has to act to save Imogen. Forced to become a lady in waiting to Princess Amelia, she is in peril from the Jacobites, who are convinced she is their salvation. Only the strength of Tony and Imogen’s love can save them now.  -Amazon

My Thoughts
Imogen Thane is a woman happy to live the quiet life that her comfortable country home affords her. Secure in the knowledge that seasons, social jockeying, and the mad dash for titles and husbands is well behind her,and self-supported spinsterhood her future.
But when she discovers an injured man in a tumbledown hut on the outskirts of her property. She knows that she must do all that she can to help him. Even though she knows that to do so is treason.

Tony Shaw is nothing that he seems...
To Imogene...he is irresistible!

Danger Wears White, is the perfect blend of romance, political intrigue, and mystery. Leading man Tony/Antonious and lady Emmy/Imogen are allowed to know each other as people, without all of the pomp and circumstance of society.
Because of this, readers are able to hold on to the truth of these two, and their feelings for each other as the lies and secrets swirl around them.
A large part of the story sees the two parted, and Imogen thrust rather unceremoniously into the societal lion's den that she'd tried to avoid.
This is the time when secrets that have plagued but Tony and Emmy are revealed, as are schemes and plots by supporting characters.

There is a wonderful balance between drama, romance, mystery, and suspense. The only detraction coming from a confusing back and forth concerning who is loyal to the sitting crown, and who is of the dreaded Jacobite faction.

Both Tony and Emmy are strong and intelligent characters, who are easy to root for. Emmy is allowed to be outspoken, and is never made a pawn of the people around her.
Come lords, ladies, kings, or queens; Imogen Thane takes on all comers with an unmatched wit and quiet grace that readers can't help but adore.
This is the third book in this series, but because each book is a companion to the other; books may enjoyed in any order.

About Lynne
Lynne Connolly I was born in Leicester, England, and lived in our cobbler’s shop with my parents and sister. It was an old house and most definitely haunted, but I didn’t find out until I left that my great uncle had hung himself in the living room! But I think our ghost might have been older than that. It was built on the site of the old Roman cemetery, and the land had been constantly inhabited, being in the centre of town. Then, when the council bought the house from us to build a road, my grandfather retired and my father went and worked for the Post Office. My mother was a sample machinist; that is, she worked with designers on the prototypes (models or samples) of garments. So I was very well dressed! We bought a relatively modern house in the country, and my mother was blissfully happy. It’s all very well living in a large old house, but it’s a dreadful task to keep it clean and warm!

My mother's side of the family are Romany gypsies, although sadly we haven't any of the old trailers that are so astonishingly beautiful. I was taught to read the Tarot cards, and I usually use two packs; the Rider pack for simple readings and the Crowley Thoth pack for the complex stuff.
I've always had an interest in the paranormal and it's been a delight to be able to put some of this into my novels.

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