The Widow Vanishes (Heart of Enquiry, #0.5)

The Widow Vanishes (Heart of Enquiry, #0.5) A Lady In PerilA Disastrous Marriage Leaves Annabel Foster Buried In Her Dead Husband S Debt And At The Mercy Of A Menacing Cutthroat Faced With Death Or Selling Her Body, She Makes An Unthinkable ChoiceA Scotsman With A PastHaunted By His Past, Scottish Soldier William McLeod Seeks Forgetfulness In The Arms Of A Tempting Wench What Begins As A Night Of Lust, However, Transforms Into Desire Beyond His Wildest FantasiesOne Night Of PassionInsatiable Hunger Flares Between The Pair Even As An Evil Enemy Seeks To Destroy Them Both Can One Night Of Passion Lead To Their Salvation And Love Forever The Widow Vanishes Is A Novella Approximately 36,000 Words And Had A Preview Release In The 2014 Scandalous Summer Nights Anthology. I rarely try out new writers because most of the time, I find myself getting burned by them That s why it came as a shock to me when I started reading Grace Callaway s The Widow Vanishes immediately after rage quitting Tessa Dare s A Lady by Midnight Normally, I d stick to what I call safe reads after a bad book those written by tried and tested novelists like Lisa Kleypas, Amanda Quick, and Lorraine Heath to drain my anger away But I decided to take a risk with this one And it paid off I rarely try out new writers because most of the time, I find myself getting burned by them That s why it came as a shock to me when I started reading Grace Callaway s The Widow Vanishes immediately after rage quitting Tessa Dare s A Lady by Midnight Normally, I d stick to what I call safe reads after a bad book those written by tried and tested novelists like Lisa Kleypas, Amanda Quick, and Lorraine Heath to drain my anger away But I decided to take a risk with this one And it paid off Because this novella is a gem, and the writer deserves to be discovered by the historical romance world I loathe the fact that this only has 71 ratings, and it s my hope thatpeople will try this out after this review.First, I have to make it clear that the book was not flawless In fact, I found the prose too simplistic at times, making me f
I have to be careful with Callaway books because some of her books are too explicit and not to my tastebut one thing you can count on for her books is original plots.I enjoyed this novella thoroughly One of my favorites Its so hard to connect with the characters in these short books and only a few can pull off true character development in a few pages but Callaway manages it beautifully Annabel s tenacity, fortitude, and craftiness to evade her fate and McLeod Sometimes I laughed out l I have to be careful with Callaway books because some of her books are too explicit and not to my tastebut one thing you can count on for her books is original plots.I enjoyed this novella thoroughly One of my favorites Its so hard to connect with the characters in these short books and only a few can pull off true character development in a few pages but Callaway manages it beautifully Annabel s tenacity, fortitude, and craftiness to evade her fate and McLeod Sometimes I laughed out loud at McLeod s frustration when she keeps outwitting him McLeod again is the typical Callaway hero.I love himendearing and completely smitten and helpless in the face of his feelings for Annabel I really liked the development of their relationship from sexy erotic to tender and heart wrenchingly beautiful The scene when she walks in on him while he is naked in the bed with glasses on and reading a book is right out of my fantasies This
Over a month has passed since I read the book, so I don t remember too many of the specifics I do remember that the hero and heroine were a bit annoying the book started off quite promising, but they became attached to each other very quickly and it turned sappy and corny FAR too quickly for my taste Granted it s a novella, so there s not much word space to spread it out, but at this point I ve read several fantastic historical romance novellas, so I know that it can be done.While I ve read s Over a month has passed since I read the book, so I don t remember too many of the specifics I do remember that the hero and heroine were a bit annoying the book started off quite promising, but they became attached to each o
What a lovely story I really loved Annabel and Will It didn t occur to me that Will worked for Gavin Hunt Her Wanton Wager and I totally remembered him from when he was a bodyguard for Charity in Her Prodigal Passion I didn t make the connection until Will went to see Hunt I love how Grace Callaway brings character from her books with surprise appearances in other ones We get to see Hunt and Percy which was really nice Then a surprise visit from Alaric, Will s brother, who was as arrogan What a lovely story I really loved Annabel and Will It didn t occur to me that Will worked for Gavin Hunt Her Wanton Wager and I totally remembered him from when he was a bodyguard for Charity in Her Prodigal Passion I didn t make the connection until Will went to see Hunt I love how Grace Callaway brings character from her books with surprise appearances in other ones We get to see Hunt and Percy which was really nice Then a surprise visi
This is another novella by Grace Callaway and although I normally don t like novellas, this was nearly perfect The pacing, the characters and of course the relationship and story development well balanced It was a joy to read The Widow Vanishes by Grace Callaway is a 2014 publication Annabel s husband left her in serious debt and now she has no other recourse but to work off the debt as a prostitute William McLeod returns from the war wishing for a peaceful life, but that is not to be After doing a job for the man Annabel is indebted to, William is given his choice of a prostitute as payment William wants to forget his pain and spending a night with a lusty woman just might give him some reprieve Annabel finds W The Widow Vanishes by Grace Callaway is a 2014 publication Annabel s husband left her in serious debt and now she has no other recourse but to work off the debt as a prostitute William McLeod returns from the war wishing for a peaceful life, but that is not to be After doing a job for the man Annabel is indebted to, William is given his choice of a pr
The Widow Vanishes by Grace Callaway was one of the stories in a box set I purchased, Scandalous Summer Nights, which has seven different stories by seven authors The novella, The Widow Vanishes, is the Prequel to the Heart of Enquiry Series by Grace Callaway The premise of the story centers around Annabel Foster, our heroine, because of a disastrous marriage has left her buried in her deceased husband s debt and at the mercy of the evil cutthroat, owner of a gambling hell brothel her dead hus The Widow Vanishes by Grace Callaway was one of the stories in a box set I purchased, Scandalous Summer Nights, which has seven different stories by seven authors The novella, The Widow Vanishes, is the Prequel to the Heart of Enquiry Series by Grace Callaway The premise of the story centers around Annabel Foster, our heroine, because of a disastrous marriage has left her buried in her deceased husband s debt and at the mercy of the evil cutthroat, owner of a gambling hell brothel her dead husband owed money Faced with death or selling her body to pay her husband s gambling debts, Annabel makes an unthinkable choice to sell the only thing left that she has, herself Our Hero of this story is a former soldier, William McLeod, who is haunted by his past He is a Scotsman who works as a guard, strong arm, for hire He receives Annabel as a bonus for a job he does for a gaming hell owner Seeking forgetful
Overall, this was an entertaining, easy read I liked the H h well enough, especially considering the mutual appreciation and respect between the two of them Annabel was a woman that one could relate to on some levels, and Will was a man that many women would want, with his courage and kind, but straightforward demeanor Okay he was also hot And the hero s sinister and also hot brother Alaric was interesting enough that I MIGHT be tempted to read about him in the future However, the thin Overall, this was an entertaining, easy read I liked the H h well enough, especially considering the mutual appreciation and respect between the two of them Annabel was a woman that one could relate to on some levels, and Will was a man that many women would want, with his courage and kind, but straightforward demeanor Okay he was also hot And the hero s sinister and also hot brother Alaric was interesting enough that I MIGHT be tempted to read about him in the future However, the thing that threw me off was the mixing of old fashion prose in the telling of the story, with modern and sometimes crude vocabulary in regards to the sex scenes For example, there were many uses of the word twas and then we get a p y clench LOL It seems to me that if the author was going for aauthentic narrative, usingold fashion words like manhood, f
Wow I loved it I m usually wary when it comes to novellas because not many authors can fit a good story with believable plot and character development in such a short amount of pages In my experience, Courtney Milan seems to be the best HR author who does this form of writing justice There are other authors who sometimes get it right, but CM somehow excels at it I m now adding Grace Callaway along with CM She did a phenomenal job with this novella I was able to experience a range of emot Wow I loved it I m usually wary when it comes to novellas because not many authors can fit a good story with believable plot and character development in such a short amount of pages In my experience, Courtney Milan seems to be the best HR author who does this form of writing justice There are other authors who sometimes get it right, but CM somehow excels at it I m now adding Grace Callaway along with CM She did a phenomenal job with this novella I was able to experience a range of emotions through the novella The supporting characters such as Alaric, Gavin and Percy, were included effortlessly and didn t take the spotlight away from the main couple The romance itself was not forced The story was action packed without detracting from the romance This novella basically had everything a full length novel has The beauty of it is that s everything flowed naturally and it didn t feel overpacked Essentially, I f
It s not the book of the year, but honestly, for a novella, it wasn t bad at all, on the contrary Not as hot as I d hoped, but certainly steamier than your usual historical romance.It s an introduction to the series, obviously, and I m really really looking forward to reading about McLeod s brother