Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Monsoon Mists - Christina Courtenay

It’s 1759 and Jamie Kinross has travelled far to escape his troubled past—from the pine forests of Sweden to the bustling streets of India.

In India he becomes a gem trader, but when his mentor’s family are kidnapped as part of a criminal plot, he vows to save them and embarks on a dangerous mission to the city of Surat.

There he encounters Zarmina Miller a rich and beautiful widow whose haughtiness has earned her a nickname: “The Ice Widow”. When they meet, Jamie is instantly tempted by the challenge she presents.

But when it becomes clear that Zarmina’s step-son is involved in the criminal plot, Jamie begins to see another side to her—a dark past to rival his own and a heart just waiting to be thawed. But is it too late?

My thoughts:
Yes it is a part of a series and yes you can read it as a stand alone. Book 1 is about his mother, book 2 is about his brother and this being book 3 is about him.

There are evil women, and then there are Evil Women. Jamie was married to one nasty piece. But she died and he left to start a new life. It brings him to India. I can't say I have read a lot of books taking place in India during this time, honestly have I read a single one? Perhaps not about this century. The English are there, the French are there. Raja's rule and it's a melting pot just like today.

Jamie was good, I understand why he did not like women because arghh, she was evil. He works in the gem trade and he has a good eye.

Zarmina I did not like at once. But she is the Ice Queen after all. And the more I got to know her the more I understand that icy exterior. And she will never fit in really either, being mixed blood. I liked her brain, she knew business, and I liked her will to be free. Who needs a husband who will only rule you?

These two are thrown together and fights against the attraction. The plot at large is about a missing jewel and they both get mixed up in some shady business before they can get a happy ending. Because even if this is not straight up romance, I can still promise you that.

Conclusion:
A romance set to the backdrop of India in the 1760s. Danger and love promised.

Cover
pretty


Paperback, 320 pages
Publication: US PB September, out now in the UK. Out in ebook form now by Choc LitKinross Saga #3
Historical romantic fiction
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34 comments:

  1. He seems to be drawn to difficult women lol

    At least this relationship seems to work out!

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  2. :) Ooooh there are not a lot of books set in India. I love it.

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  3. Not my genre, but I have to say the setting is incredible and I love that beautiful title.

    ~Mogsy

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    1. I did love the setting, and talk about a title

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  4. It sounds like a nice romance, and I'm intrigued by the period. I haven't read anything during then.

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    1. I am trying to think of something but nah, I have read nothing. A century later, yes

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  5. Hmm that's a locale I've yet to read one in. How neat!

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  6. I love it when you get a chance to warm up to a heroine more slowly. It's great.

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  7. The setting appeals to me the evil woman not so much :)

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    1. She is dead on the first page so ;)

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  8. Ice Queen like Elsa in Frozen?

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    1. Just normal woman who tries to stand her ground in a patriarchal society

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  9. Even though these are standalones it sounds like something I would want to read all together.

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    1. *gasps* But you always read out of order! ;)

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  10. I like stand lone books in a series. Interesting!

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  11. Now that you mention it... I don't think that I've read a single book that took place in India.

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    1. See what I mean? I did read one that took place 100 years later, romance, but this early, no

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  12. I like the background setting very much. Like books set in colonial India.

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  13. I love books set in exotic places!

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  14. Don't think I've read a book set in India. Yep, I can see why the Ice Queen wouldn't want a husband, and why Jamie was down on women.

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  15. It's been a long time since I read a book set in India, and I love the sound of this one!

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    1. There should be more books like this

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  16. I'd read it because I loooove the cover, but it sounds good too ;)

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