McAlistair’s Fortune by Alissa Johnson {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 30 June, 2014 by Amanda / 8 Comments

McAlistair’s Fortune by Alissa Johnson {Amanda’s Review}McAlistair's Fortune by Alissa Johnson
Series: Providence #3
four-stars
Also in this series: As Luck Would Have It, Tempting Fate, Destined to Last
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Romance
Pages: 323
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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To Miss Evie Cole, ignorance was never bliss. That principle had driven her to become quite adept at a most unladylike pursuit—eavesdropping. And it was while honing this skill that she heard her guardians’ elaborate scheme to find her a husband. Too bad she’d vowed never to marry. At least she knew the peril they were planning to help entrap her was only pretend. 

What she didn’t hear would change everything. James McAlistair wasn’t supposed to be part of the bargain. Not only was the retired assassin dark, silent and intimidating, but Evie also happened to know from an accidental encounter on a warm, moon-drenched night that the man was an exceptional kisser. Now the danger was real. Because now Evie might fall in love.

Need the rest of the series.

Thoughts on McAlistair’s Fortune

Sometimes when you find an author you like (Hello, Alissa Johnson!), you have to set aside your dislike of reading series out of order and just dive in.

Especially, you know, when Goodreads goes down and you’re at the library looking to get in and out and on with life. As one does.

So, obviously, two couples preceded this book. And I suffered the usual confusion about existing characters and their relationship dynamics, but rather than being frustrated, I reserved the first book in the series at the library. Problem solving. ‘Tis good.

McAlistair’s Fortune told me that I may have hit my limit on “I want you, but I’m not good enough for you” heroes. McAlistair was like that, but… his history with Evie (rawr, moonlight kisses) saves him from being too eye rolling. He was fighting himself, not his love for Evie.

And Evie… despite her approach of the situation (I’m also not sure the historical accurarcy of the situation; it’s almost more romantic suspense than historical, though it was historical—still, I liked it), she was fun. Evie and McAlistair together were better.

I’m ready for the rest of the books in the series. Bring it on, Alissa Johnson!

four-stars

Filed under: ESR: 8, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda,

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8 Responses to “McAlistair’s Fortune by Alissa Johnson {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. You know, one thing that I love about historical romances is that I can read them out of order. I’m generally a “I must read every series in order” person, but I can totally relax with historical romances.

    I’ve never read anything by Alissa Johnson, but I’m thinking I should! I actually like then the hero is all “I’m not good enough for you.” Well, usually. Sometimes it doesn’t work.

    Thanks for the review.

    I just read Seducing Mr. Knightly by Maya Rodale. It’s my first Rodale book. I liked it (although it isn’t my favorite). Have you read anything by her. I’m thinking I want to read another. I’m wondering where I should start.

    • I went back and read the previous books. I enjoyed the second one more than the first, but they were all good.

      I haven’t read anything by Rodale. Now you have me curious, though.

  2. This sounds like a win to me Amanda! Glad the “I’m not good enough for you” nature of the hero wasn’t too frustrating and didn’t detract too much from your overall enjoyment. Looking forward to seeing what you think of the first two couples!

    • Definitely a win! And I enjoyed the first two couples so, woo hoo! (I have no idea when the reviews go up, though. Some time between now and September. o.O)

  3. Damn you, Goodreads! *shakes fist*

    I’ve gotten kind of casual about reading out of order lately. It’s almost a challenge these days. And the “I’m not good enough for you” heroes. *eye roll* Come on, dude. Get over yourself.

    • Using the library as my primary source of books has made it difficult to read in order, too. But I’m learning to get used to it.

      I dislike the “I’m not good enough for you” heroines, too. It makes me want to slap the character and say, “BUT HE/SHE LOVES YOU.” Ahem.

  4. I’m so with you. The “I’m not good enough for you” trope can get on my nerves real fast. It takes an author with talent to make me enjoy that sort of story. I’ve added the first book in the series to my wishlist TBR jar. :)

    I’d never heard of Alissa Johnson before so thanks for putting her on my radar!

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