Friday, 22 August 2014

Review: The Troublesome Apprentice by Liza O'Connor

The Adventures of
Xavier & Vic
Book 1
The Troublesome Apprentice
By Liza O’Connor
Cases to be Resolved:
The Key to Aunt Maddy’s Death
The Missing Husband of Mrs. Wimple
The Disappearing Scarlet Nun
The Clever Butcher’s Wife
The Rescue of Lady Anne

While investigating the death of a friend and client, Maddy Hamilton, Xavier Thorn (reputed to be the greatest sleuth in England) is greatly impressed with Maddy’s nephew, Victor, and offers him a job as his secretary. Aware of Xavier’s history of firing secretaries, Victor garners a promise that for three months he cannot be fired. Vic then proceeds, in Xavier’s view, to be cheeky and impertinent at every turn. Xavier endures the impudent pup because Victor is most skilled in extracting the truth from clients and intuiting facts with little evidence to assist.
As they solve a string of cases, Xavier discovers a few more important details about his troublesome apprentice, such as her true gender, and the realization that she has awakened his long dormant heart.

The Troublesome Apprentice

Review
I'll be the first to admit I'm a bit of a fan of Liz's writing so I jumped at a chance for an ARC of this even though historicals are not normally my thing.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I loved the unique premise. The chemistry between Xavier and Vic was fun and the mystery back drop made this book hard to put down. I'll definitely be reading the next book in the series


Overall i give this 4 out of 5

I’m tired of telling my proper bio. So you get the improper bio.
Liza O’Connor was raised by feral cats, which explains a great deal, such as why she has no manners, is always getting in trouble, and doesn’t behave like a proper author and give you a proper bio.
She is highly unpredictable, both in real life and her stories, and presently is writing humorous romances. Please buy these books, because otherwise, she’ll become grumpy and write troubled novels instead. They will likely traumatize you.
Mostly humorous books by Liza:
Saving Casey – Old woman reincarnates into troubled teen’s body. (Half funny/half traumatizing)
Ghost LoverTwo British brothers fall in love with the same young woman. Ancestral ghost is called in to fix the situation. There’s a ghost cat too. (Humorous Contemporary Romance)
A Long Road to Love Series: (Humorous Contemporary odd Romance)
Worst Week Ever — Laugh out loud week of disasters of Epic proportions.
Oh Stupid Heart — The heart wants what it wants, even if it’s impossible.
Coming to Reason — There is a breaking point when even a saint comes to reason.
Climbing out of Hell — The reconstruction of a terrible man into a great one.

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20 comments:

  1. Great review! Sounds like another great one from Liza!

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  2. Raised by feral cats??? LOL

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    1. It's how I deal humorously with people who should not have been parents.

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  3. My cat used to be feral. I bet you would get along.

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    1. Most of my cats have been feral and that worked out well. Parents were untrainable.

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  4. I just started this the other night, but I'm hooked. Can't wait to read more tonight! Tweeted.

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  5. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK AND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  6. I love the premise of this book. can't wait for the rest of the series

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  7. sounds great
    thanks for the giveaway

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  8. I love Liza's books because of the sense of humor involved. The characters seem to get into trouble but not intentionally... just a Murphy's law type of accident.

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    1. Yes, they are just trying to solve crime. Flying inkwells not expected.

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  9. Great review, Liza. Wishing you the best.

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