Review: Indiscreet by Carolyn Jewel

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Edward, Marquess of Foye, would have been happy to continue his life as an unmarried gentleman rake. His brother's death changed everything. As the last of his line, Edward must now marry. Heart already broken by a capricious young girl, he vows to find an older woman-seasoned, mature. . .and no threat to his feelings.
Falling in love can be dangerous. . .
Sabine Godard was educated by an Oxford don beyond what was proper. Her studies became her salvation after her past left her unwilling to accept the touch of any man. Though she never intended to fall in love, when she and Edward meet, passion defies logic. Together they explore temptation and sensuality, healing old wounds. . .until events require them to risk everything for their love.

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This was the first historical I ever read and I’m a bit at a loss of words about losing my virginity in this category.

If you ask yourself why did you start a historical now? here’s my answer: The first time I saw this book I wanted to own it. Look at this wonderful cover, it distracted me mores than once from reading. Sure, I also read so many great reviews about it so I had really no other choice as to try it.

I enjoyed reading this book but I have to admit the language confused me a bit at first. After a few pages I kind of read into it and didn’t mind it. I think this will be typical for historicals so I hopefully won’t be surprised the next time I read one.

The plot is nice developed and I loved the way Ms. Jewel described Turkey. This totally sucked me in I couldn’t put the book down. I saw everything, the country and the people and felt like being in the middle of the action.

Sabine is a wonderfully kind and smart character. I loved that she is schooled and has her own opinion about nearly everything. She knows what she wants and what not. She was raised by her uncle and feels now bound to stay with him and help him the best way she can. I loved that she cares so much for him that she ignores her own longings just to make sure he is all right.

Lord Foye is a strong character, not willing to let something happen to Sabine. He knows he wants her and treasures her more than he wants to admit at first. He knows her past and doesn’t care about it. He notices from the start that Sabine is very intellectual and that she is trying to avoid falling in love. That is one thing he cannot accept so he does everything to convince her. He’s very canny and knows his way around in life. He is a real hero and won my heart real quick.

This two are a perfect couple. Their conversations are wonderful and their connection grows with every word spoken. I loved how their relationship developed and how they got to know each other- body ;) and soul.

The story was gripping, full of suspicion, treachery and lies. The whole world seems to be against our couple. The end was a bit over the top in my opinion but perhaps I’m a little skeptical there. I enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read another one of Ms. Jewel’s books.

To learn more about Carolyn Jewel and her books please visit her website here.

To read other reviews take a look @goodreads
You can buy the book @amazon.

I bought this book on my own.


Sparklybearsy said...

Oh that's a HAWT cover! look at his back! YUMM!

Johanna Lindsey writes awesome Historicals Susi, you should look her up *pimp pimp pimp* =D

pattepoilue said...

Ohhh i didn'tknow you were a Historicals Virgin!(well you'll soon have Outlander to read ;) )

I understand what you felt because when i saw this book i wanted to touch it i'd even say lol But i resisted the urge to order it right away (see i'm learning to control my urges lol)
I think it tells a lot that you gave 4 stars to this book even if you're not a fan of this genre, i think i'll be reading it sooner or later, because i've read so many positive reviews i can't NOT read it!
And that cover is so gorgeous.

SarahT said...

Thanks for the review! This book is on my must-read list. I enjoyed the one prior to this, 'Scandal'.

SusiSunshine said...

@Sparklybearsy Oh yeah the cover is so beautiful. I think I drooled on it! LOL Will check her books out! Thanks for the tip!

@pattepoilue Can't wait to get Outlander. Seems to take forever to get here. I couldn't resist the cover and the book is as good as the cover is.

@Sarah I got Scandal on my wishlist now. A new addiction.LOL

Leontine said...

This book is on its way to me YAY and even after reading various reviews you make me get more excited. And I'm so with you on the cover Susi...that back is one I wouldn't mind having my way with *grin*

Patti (Book Addict) said...

Oh, yes, that cover!!!! Putting this on my TBB list now...

Blodeuedd said...

Oh my loosing your historical virginity, I am so proud of you.
There are some awesome books out there to be found

SusiSunshine said...

@Leontine So true hon! A really distracting cover it is!

@Patti You won't regret it!

@Blodeuedd I'm quite proud myself. Realized that now already got tons of suggestions on twitter. I just love my pimps!

Mandi said...

Awesome way to lose your Hist Rom virginity! ;) I haven't read this one yet but I REALLY want to...loved Scandal!

Great review!

SusiSunshine said...

@Mandi Now I so want to read Scandal. Everyone says it's so great! Have to get it!

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Have this one my TBB list right now!!! I so can not wait to have this one in my hands... even if it to pet it!!! The cover is gorgeous... Your review is great!!! A historical virgin... Wow.. Then I am glad that you liked it! I am a highlander virgin!
I am really glad that you tried (and liked) another genre!!
Have a great weekend!

SusiSunshine said...

@Cecile You will love to read and pet this one. I'm really happy myself that I tried it. Thanks hon!

Smokinhotbooks said...

{pops champagne cork} way to loose the v-card for your first historical. Carolyn Jewl is one of those authors I see popping up on bloggerr's posts, I need to add her to my must read historical list. Great review *kissy noises*

SusiSunshine said...

@Smokinhotbooks You should do exactly that and thankies hon! *kissy noises back*

Christine said...

Hi Susi,
Congratulations on your first foray into historical romance. I'm fairly new to the genre myself, and actually read quite a bit of it this year.

I just finished reading Indiscreet about a week or two ago myself and enjoyed it very much. I loved both Sabine and Foye and think their love story was very well done. I, too, thought the author did a wonderful job with the setting in Turkey. It was fun to be in a country other than England for an historical romance!

I thought the ending was a little off, too. Maybe rushed? Or a tad contrived? I can't quite put my finger on it. But overall, it was a great read.

SusiSunshine said...

@Christine Exactly what I thought about the end. I thought now don't let that happen and wham it happened. But Loved the rest of the book!

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