Love adventure, love stories that take you to different countries and cultures. I rarely say this. Those of you who read my reviews know that I'm not really into heroes. I tolerate male POVs. It's the heroines I really pay attention to tho Courtenay has created the perfect hero, and I have fallen absolutely in love with Jamie. He's a fighter, a lover, he's honorable and he has just the right amount of arrogance--just enough to ensure he's confident in himself and doesn't need to remind everyone constantly.
He is a self-assured hottie. And he cares about kids and dogs. Truly a man after my heart!
And oh, he's a tease. When he speaks to Zar, flirts with her, or even just makes a joke about rowing with one ore and going in circles, I chuckled or smiled and melted inside all over again. And Zar can hold her own as well. Though she's not a warrior woman, she faces a lot of bad situations and doesn't break down. She is a survivor. She's survived a bad marriage, a cruel stepson, and assault.
She's also highly intelligent, so intelligent that her deceased husband left her half of his trading business when he died She's also extremely adamant that she not wed again and be controlled by a man. Besides two awesome main players, the book also has another aspect in its favor: There's a stolen jewel, an abducted family, a tricky situation playing courier for a dangerous item, pirates, and as always when a valuable item is involved--a ton of greedy people who want it for their own reasons and will stop at nothing to get said item. So while it's in Jaime's possession And even better, Courtenay manages to place a lovable dog in the story, who in a way, saves the day!
Bit preposterous, far fetched at times, but a thoroughly enjoyable read. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. If Monsoon Mists were a box of delicious chocolates I would have eaten the contents in one day. As it was, unable to stop turning the pages, and read it in one day. I like romantic historical fiction which has been so well-researched that I do not have to suspend my belief.
These too hel[ped me immensely in picturing the sights the hero of my story would have seen during his travels.
Jamie Kinross flees his past from Smaland in Sweden to India where he studies gem cutting. At first, Zarminder spurns Jamie, but he is so different to other men who want to marry her that against her will she slowly thaws toward him. Jamie has more than Zarminder on his mind. My only quibble is that throughout the novel the dialogue is too modern for the era.
However, their lack did not in any way spoil my enjoyment of the novel. Monsoon Mists is a entertaining romp through romantic, exotic India of the s.
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Very nice story line. An excellent read lots of adventure and romance. A good plot and charming characters. It was a nice story but a little long and drawn out. I found it very predictable. I really enjoyed this book! It has romance, mystery and adventure. Lots of twists and turns and it keeps you wanting to read just one more chapter.
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