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Beakers and ball gowns don’t mix. So when lady chemist and avowed spinster Miss Liliana Claremont receives a coveted invitation to the earl of Stratford’s house party, no one expects her to accept. After all, it’s well known Lord Geoffrey Wentworth, a rising political star, is in need of a suitable bride, and it’s assumed he will choose one from the select group of attendees.  

Yet Liliana has no desire to lure the rich and powerful earl into marriage. She’s come to Somerton Park for one reason - to uncover what the Wentworths had to do with the murder of her father. She intends to find justice, even if she has to ruin Stratford to do it.  

To get the evidence she needs, Liliana intends to keep her enemy close, though romance is not part of her formula. But it only takes one kiss to start a reaction she can’t control....    

Winner of the Golden Quill for best published Regency romance.

Sweet Enemy is the first full-length novel in the critically acclaimed historical romance series from national best-selling author Heather Snow. Those who love Courtney Milan, Lisa Kleypas, Jennifer Ashley, Meredith Duran, Sabrina Jeffries, and Grace Burrowes should enjoy this audiobook.

©2012 Heather Snow (P)2018 Heather Snow

Critic Reviews

“Historical intrigue and heart-pounding passion make Sweet Enemy a great read. Romance fans will love it.” (Number-one NYT best-selling author Julie Garwood)

“Heather Snow combines sizzling tension, witty dialogue, and achingly raw emotions for a passionate love story you’ll remember long after the last page.” (Kathryn Smith, USA Today best-selling author)

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Lilianna will not give up.

After she interrupts an intruder, Liliana finds some old letters that gave her a clue to her father's death. In order to find out who murdered him, she has to go to a house party at Lord Wentworth's home. She suspects that Lord Wentworth, or someone in his home, killed her father. What she discovers is, love. She realizes that Geoffrey did not murder her father and that his father was murdered also. Geoffrey thinks that Lilianna may be just like his mother, conniving. He doesn't find out about her snooping until after he has fallen in love with her. Well, he will marry her, but he just won't give her his heart. Easier said than done. Will they uncover the mystery of their father's deaths?

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An Exquisite Adventure Where You Will Fall in Love

Absolutely breathtaking! A female chemist ahead of her times, a murder mystery, a Lord who wants to be anywhere else but being hunted by marriage-minded ladies, and a missing treasure... this novel will take you on a delightful adventure into romance, royalty, and treason.
Heather Snow delights with characters that are enchanting, funny, and have depth. Many times romance novels can sort of blend together, but Sweet Enemy truly stands out. The heroine is clever, determined, and unlike ladies of her time. The Earl of Stratford is powerful, progressive, and heart throbbingly portrayed. The chemistry between the two sizzles to the point of a brilliant explosion. The underlying plot is well thought out and leaves the reader wondering as to the conclusion throughout the novel. It's a fun, emotionally powerful read that is impossible to put down.
The audiobook, narrated by Kate Marcin, is expertly portrayed. Her voice is soothing and her tone and pace add depth that pulls the reader into her every word. Absolutely a must listen-to novel for anyone who loves a good romance!

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Sweet Enemy

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review the audiobook of Sweet Enemy. I loved listening to the narrator reading and "acting" the story. Liliana and Geoffrey are quite a pair. They had wonderful chemistry. I cannot wait to find out what happens in the Veiled Seduction series. Good stuff.
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Terribly slow and boring

I am not sure why this book was so terrible. It should have been great and suspenseful, but it just dragged. The scientific explanations did not help. The h/h were just a little too perfect. Two people without flaws should have no problem getting together.
I am beginning to hate heroines that keep saying they will never marry, but slip out of their clothes as soon as possible. The phrase I don't want to marry you, but can we have sex is just too modern a concept for this time, and seems out of place. There was also a little too much intimacy ( I can't believe I am saying this) for an h/h that doesn't want to marry. Also the heroine is smart, but then does dumb things. If the two of them had just had an open conversation about the "mystery" all would have been resolved. Don't bother talking, but let's have sex is also a modern problem...
The narrator was not good enough to save the book. At times I thought the English accent was faked. Unfortunately I have relatives visiting from England so the comparison makes her accent seem false.
This is my first Heather Snow novel, and probably the last. I just can't understand the plot, characters or why barriers keep coming up for no reason. I thought this was a wasted credit.

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Prefer writing that doesn't "tell" me the story

I dislike this kind of writing most of all. Show me, don't tell me, what the character is thinking/doing through their actions, interactions with other characters and their environment, the actions and interactions of other characters, etc. I like a book that makes me feel like I'm watching a movie or play, where I don't know what's going on in the characters' heads - more like life itself.

I dislike this author's style of writing, and it's too irritating to get past the first chapter. I much prefer the style of Dorothy Dunnett and her like. This author's style of writing is too irritating for me to get past the first chapter.

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