Monday, February 18, 2013

Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards by Kit Brennan

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Whip Smart:
Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards

by Kit Brennan

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Published: February 2013
Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions LLC
Genre: Historical, Romance
Paperback: 274 pages
Rating: 4

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Whip Smart series:
Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards
Lola Montez and the Poisoned Nom de Plume - release: summer 2013

A wild and sexy romp through history based on the real-life adventures of the audacious, Lola Montez. It is 1842, London, and the gorgeous, ever-capricious 22-year-old Eliza Gilbert, (aka Lola Montez) is in deep trouble and seeks escape from a divorce trial. Desperate to be free, Lola accepts an alluring offer of a paid trip to Spain, if she will only fulfill a few tasks for Juan de Grimaldi a Spanish theatre impresario who is also a government agent and spy for the exiled Spanish queen, Maria Cristina. Lola soon finds herself in Madrid, undercover as a performer in a musical play. But when she falls dangerously in love with the target, General Diego de Leon, Lola becomes a double agent and the two hatch a plot of their own. Disaster strikes when the plot is exposed, Diego is captured, and Lola is forced to flee on horseback to France, with a dangerous group of Loyalists in hot pursuit.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): tough cookie
Enjoyable account of the beginnings of Lola Montez. You will get a dose of some action, romance and a masquerade as you follow Lola on her adventures in France and Spain during the 1800's. Lola is a heroine-in-the-making in this lively tale.

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