The Masterful Mr. Montague: A Casebook Of Barnaby Adair Novel

by Stephanie Laurens

HarperCollins | April 29, 2014 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Masterful Mr. Montague: A Casebook Of Barnaby Adair Novel is rated 2.66666666666667 out of 5 by 3.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens pulls back the curtain on a world that has been hidden from us . . . until now.

Montague has devoted his life to managing the wealth of London’s elite, but at a huge cost: a family of his own. Then the enticing Miss Violet Matcham seeks his help, and in the puzzle she presents him, he finds an intriguing new challenge professionally . . . and personally.

Violet, devoted lady-companion to the aging Lady Halstead, turns to Montague to reassure her ladyship that her affairs are in order. But the famous Montague is not at all what she’d expected—this man is compelling, decisive, supportive, and strong—everything Violet needs in a champion, a position to which Montague rapidly lays claim.

But then Lady Halstead is murdered and Violet and Montague, aided by Barnaby Adair, Inspector Stokes, Penelope, and Griselda, race to expose a cunning and cold-blooded killer who stalks closer and closer. Will Montague and Violet learn the shocking truth too late to seize their chance at enduring love?

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 448 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.9 in

Published: April 29, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062068660

ISBN - 13: 9780062068668

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Got Romance! Reviews - 4 Stars First I want to say I am a huge Stephanie Laurens fan. Fell in love with the Cynsters years ago. That said, this is not your typical SL book. When I first started reading it I was confused, where was the love story with Montague and Violet? Wait, why are we in the bedroom of the other two characters, and in their head. None of this fit the usual style. If you have read SL’s books you have seen Penelope in a few other books and her story with Adair has already been told in the previous book, Where the Heart Leads, and although I love to catch up with past characters, I do not need to be in their bedroom again. We have seen it and been there; we know their love story...I digress. I was confused enough to finally go to Ms. Laurens website where it states The Masterful Mr. Montague is a mystery with romantic elements. AHHHHHH well that's a horse of a different color isn’t it. So now that I am not expecting the typical SL romance I can get down to the mystery. And this is a mystery, in fact it's one of many and it appears that they will now include this whole group solving them. I have to say I didn’t guess who did it although there were times when I suspected. The story is good and I actually skimmed over the love scenes when they came (see above for why). My biggest complaint about the book is that the love story is shoved into the last few pages of the book and it is not given the time and the space these two characters deserve. I enjoyed these two very much and want to know more about them. Although I love the book, because the publisher is selling it as a romance I can't give it a 5, but because SL does explain on her website that it's a mystery with romantic themes it redeems the book back to a 4.
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not about Montague's Masterfulnesst First off, let me start by saying in general I love Ms. Laurens' work. I have most of her books in my library and often check if she has any new releases. That being said this book was a bit of a let down because the book focused more on Barnaby Adair and his wife Penelope rather than Mr. Montague and Violet. In fact Penelope and Barnaby had more pages dedicated to their conversations than Montague and Violet. I really felt that the supposed hero and heroine of the story became secondary characters and that is indeed a shame.
Date published: 2014-08-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Masterful Mr. Montague Barely made it through. Dialogue and flowery description are horrible.
Date published: 2014-07-01

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The Masterful Mr. Montague: A Casebook Of Barnaby Adair Novel

The Masterful Mr. Montague: A Casebook Of Barnaby Adair Novel

by Stephanie Laurens

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 448 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.9 in

Published: April 29, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062068660

ISBN - 13: 9780062068668

From the Publisher

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens pulls back the curtain on a world that has been hidden from us . . . until now.

Montague has devoted his life to managing the wealth of London’s elite, but at a huge cost: a family of his own. Then the enticing Miss Violet Matcham seeks his help, and in the puzzle she presents him, he finds an intriguing new challenge professionally . . . and personally.

Violet, devoted lady-companion to the aging Lady Halstead, turns to Montague to reassure her ladyship that her affairs are in order. But the famous Montague is not at all what she’d expected—this man is compelling, decisive, supportive, and strong—everything Violet needs in a champion, a position to which Montague rapidly lays claim.

But then Lady Halstead is murdered and Violet and Montague, aided by Barnaby Adair, Inspector Stokes, Penelope, and Griselda, race to expose a cunning and cold-blooded killer who stalks closer and closer. Will Montague and Violet learn the shocking truth too late to seize their chance at enduring love?

About the Author

New York Timesbestselling author Stephanie Laurens began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science, a hobby that quickly became a career. Her novels set in Regency England have captivated readers around the globe, making her one of the romance world's most beloved and popular authors.Loving Roseis her fifty-fourth book. All of her previous works remain in print and readily available.