Review Tour: Of Hope and Anguish by Silvia Violet

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Jack and Eli have been separated for months while Jack gathers intelligence in Philadelphia and Eli spies on British officers in New York. When Jack has to take on the role of spymaster and work behind-the-scenes, Eli offers to insinuate himself in Philadelphia’s loyalist circles, taking Jack’s place.

As Eli works to uncover traitorous negotiations between a high-ranking American officer and the British, he cozies up to British spymaster John Andre. Jack doesn’t like Eli putting himself at risk, nor does he like seeing him fawning over a beautiful, charming man.

As the chances of the American army surviving the winter decline, tensions mount between Jack and Eli, threatening to tear them apart. They will have to rely on their love and trust for one another to make it through these harrowing months.

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Silvia Violet writes fun, sexy stories that will leave you smiling and satisfied. She has a thing for characters who are in need of comfort and enjoys helping them surrender to love even when they doubt it exists. Silvia’s stories include sizzling contemporaries, paranormals, and historicals. When she needs a break from listening to the voices in her head, she spends time baking, taking long walks, curling up with her favorite books, and spending time with her family.

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Fast paced, dramatic historical which still leaves some questions!

Of Hope and AnguishOf Hope and Anguish by Silvia Violet

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5*

Argh, there better be a book three on its way because, although this wraps up the majority of the narrative, we’re still not at the end of the Revolutionary War.

The pacing in this one is faster, it’s more dramatic as Eli and Jack are now a pair in love but separated by duty. There’s a few plot threads still left open by the end of this which need some sort of conclusion but it’s still a rollicking good read.

Constance is still a brilliant solid presence in this and we get to know Randall Bradford a bit more too, with as few new characters joining the roster, the dangers are ramped up hugely over book one.

Without going into vast detail, there’s the usual beautiful emotions between Eli and Jack – and the incredibly hot sex – but there’s a few ups and downs too.

This is another truly engaging historical in a setting which often gets overlooked for romance.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Washington’s Revolutionary spies backdrop this romance

33733821Revolutionary Temptation by Silvia Violet

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great historical which looks at the Culper Spy Ring established by Washington during the Revolutionary war in the late 1700s.

It very much reminded me of TURN: Washington’s Spies, an excellent TV show which is also based on the same subject.

Although the characters in this are fictitious, the events they centre around were very much real in the turbulent time of the 13 Colonies trying to break free from British rule.

I liked that in this there are no good and bad, both sides act in the manner in which you’d expect in a time of war, with honour and cruelty alongside each other.

The characters are engaging and Jack and Elias are wonderfully drawn and fully fleshed out men with radically different morals and methods of behaviour. Their relationship is fraught with tensions but neither man can deny their passion either.

There are also wonderfully strong and resourceful female characters, again based on real life people, and it was a delight to read about how they were as important as their male counterparts in the Colonies efforts for independence.

The cover is absolutely beautiful, although Jack perhaps is drawn a little older than he is in the book, but it wonderfully depicts the strengths of each man.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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