Jewels of Maythwaite Manor

Catherine L Byrne
Jewels of Maythwaite Manor
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eXtasy Books
Release Date
February 2016
Book 1 of Secrets of the Marriott Brothers
Erotic Romance, Historical Romance

Victorian lady Euphemia Boothby is sent to live with her adopted uncle and his three sons, whose romantic and adventurous secrets will change her life forever.

1867. Euphemia Boothby is orphaned at the age of eighteen. With no other guardian, she goes to live with her adopted uncle Tristan and his three sons—Joshua, the intense, scholarly eldest, Jacob the mild, sensual middle one and Jack the hedonistic, impulsive youngest.

Something is amiss at the Manor however. Raised voices in the night, secret conversations, strange visitors…Effie does not know who to trust. Which brother will be her friend, which her enemy and which her lover?

Adventure, romance and death ensue as she realises her new family has secrets and plans which will change her life forever.

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Apr 17, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
102 people found the following review helpful
When the prim and proper Miss Euphemia Boothby is suddenly orphaned, she turns to her adoptive relatives for shelter. It is soon apparent that Maythwaite Manor -- and its occupants -- are somewhat lacking in refinement.

Author Catherine Byrne launches the first installment in the Secrets of the Marriott Brothers series with JEWELS OF MAYTHWAITE MANOR.

As the story unfolds, Effie discovers that her three male cousins aren't exactly what she expected. In fact, I was a bit confused by their mercurial personalities.

Described as a historical romance, there's plenty of drama and intrigue as Effie stumbles upon family secrets. What ensues is a rather complicated escapade involving pirates, stolen jewels and three brothers who are not what they seem.

I found the storyline interesting, but somewhat lacking in development. The twists and turns became confusing without sufficient details adding support.
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