Monday, May 8

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Tycoon by Joanna Shupe

By: Joanna Shupe

Narrated by: Courtney Patterson, Ryan Stone

Series: Knickerbocker Club, Book 0.5

Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins

Release date: 05-09-23

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Historical romance /to review

Audio novella! I was all in, I can do short.

A quick start. Ted is about to board a train, a strange woman grabs him. Play along, play along! But he is rich as f. Women always throw themselves at him. 

Clara saw something bad and sees a chance and hopes the man will play along.

Together at a train for a few days. Sparks fly, but she does not tell him the truth. Which sure, ok she wants to protect him, but no wonder he gets mad and thinks something else at the end.

A bit of drama before that happily ever after.

A short story that works.

Good narration, a male and a female narrator that takes the two povs and it works well.

Standing on the platform at Grand Central Depot, Ted Harper is surprised by a fiery kiss from an undeniably gorgeous damsel in distress. He's certain she's a swindler who's only after his money, but he's never met a woman so passionate and sure of herself. Disarmed, he invites her to spend the journey to St. Louis in his private car—perhaps against his better judgment . . .

Clara Dawson has long known how to take care of herself, but the savvy shop girl is at a loss when she witnesses—and becomes entangled in—a terrible crime. Desperation propels her into a stranger's arms at the train station, but she hadn't expected Ted to offer her the protection she so badly needs—nor did she expect their chemistry to develop more steam than the engine of the train. He's everything she never thought she could have, and she's everything he didn't know he wanted. But as her secrets begin to unfurl, their fledgling romance could be in danger of derailing before they arrive at the next station.


Blodeuedd said...

Look, I was here early for once.
I do wanna find more novellas

Carole Rae said...

Early bird!