Secret Admirer



❮Read❯ ➹ Secret Admirer ➼ Author Michele Jaffe – E17streets4all.co.uk Lady Tuesday Arlington seeks refuge from the horrible nightmares that invade her sleep by doing what she does best she paints them But when her husband is found dead in a setting identical to one she Lady Tuesday Arlington seeks refuge from the horrible nightmares that invade her sleep by doing what she does best she paints them But when her husband is found dead in a setting identical to one she has painted, she becomes the prime suspect Lawrence Pickering, special investigator to Her Majesty, the Queen, takes over the inquiry and cannot help but fall for the beautiful and talented Tuesday But a cruelly sinister presence waits to turn their picture perfect love into a masterpiece of murder.Secret Admirer

Michele Jaffe b March in Los Angeles, California , is an American writer She has authored novels in several genres, including historical romance, suspense thrillers, and novels for Young Adults.

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  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • Secret Admirer
  • Michele Jaffe
  • English
  • 20 August 2019
  • 0345447107

10 thoughts on “Secret Admirer

  1. says:

    The SkinnyTuesday paints to escape her nightmares She paints marvelous copies and beautiful portraits for her family s livelihood with her dear friend George fronting as the artist She has adopted the three children who live next door that come and go at all hours She takes in the vagabonds and gives them a home and a purpose, even when the finances are already stretched thin She finds a way to make do.Until her husband is murdered and one of her paintings is the murder scene She becomes La The SkinnyTuesday paints to escape her nightmares She paints marvelous copies and beautiful portraits for her family s livelihood with her dear friend George fronting as the artist She has adopted the three children who live next door that come and go at all hours She takes in the vagabonds and gives them a home and a purpose, even when the finances are already stretched thin She finds a way to make do.Until her husband is murdered and one of her paintings is the murder scene She becomes Lawrence Pickering s single suspect, and Tuesday s evasiveness drives him even further down the road of conviction He quickly finds she is an oddity after watching her every move Tuesday just knows too much Things happen too neatly It s like the killer is in Tuesday s subconscious As the surveillance goes on, what everyone has joked as Tuesday s gifts from her Secret Admirer turn darker, and deadlier Lawrence moves beyond Tuesday as the suspect, but the Secret Admirer is so clever and cunning at getting close to Tuesday and then disappearing into thin air.The PlayersTuesday a strong woman who caresfor how others feel than herself she has endured a lot of heartache at the hands of menCurtis Tuesday s husband exploited her familyGeorge Tuesday s close friend who helps support her family by posing as a brilliant artist he asks Tuesday daily if she will run away and marry himCeCe Tuesday s maid and friend beautiful and charmingLawrence the Earl of Arden one of Queen Elizabeth s prime investigatorsGrub Lawrence s right hand manTom a young man in Lawrence s investigation served with Lawrence in SpainI thought George s unwavering and silly proposals to Tuesday were quite sweet but they would get annoying after a while George, it is very kind of you to offer, but I must say no It would utterly destroy our friendship you know how messy I am, and how you hate chaos I would learn to live with it No Your esteem means too much to me Now be serious, princess I ve got it all planned out First ImpressionsI recognized in the previous books the pattern of the main male and main female characters, so I kind of had an idea of what I was getting into, but Tuesday surprised me beyond imagination.Second ThoughtsLady Tuesday Arlington is such a flawed character that her character her nature is stunningly beautiful She was born under the worst of circumstances for a family of tradition, and continues to be the bane of her father s existence.She felt tears prick the back of her eyes, not because of the ruined painting no one was ever going to see it, so it hardly mattered but at this further proof of what she already knew she always ruined everything It had been like that from the day she was born on a Monday, instead of on a Tuesday like every other woman in her mother s family since the time of William the Conqueror and continued with no appearance of abatement They had given her the maternal family name, Tuesday, despite her lapse of breeding and she bore the paternal surname, Worthington, but she wore them, like ill affixed labels She did not fit in with her family, did not look like any of them, could not sing or play the lute or do embroidery like them Six generations of Worthingtons had been ladies in waiting to the queens of England by merit of their extraordinary skills as needle women But everything Tuesday touched just unraveled Even as a grown woman, supporting the household, she is nothing but a disaster in her father s eyes Obviously she is to blame for making her husband, Curtis, leave Their relationship unravels throughout the novel, just as Tuesday feels she unravels everything she touches What is revealed through multiple characters is so heartbreaking, and it begins to change Lawrence s opinion of Tuesday, or at least see her in a different light She is the kind of woman who brings out the protective nature in him Lawrence s impression and revelation of Tueday s description is quite striking She was taller than average, with hair the color of autumn grass, and she was holding a badly knotted gold cord in her hands Her eyes the gray green of summer thunderheads before a storm and, Lawrence suspected, capable of flashing like them rested on his face, but she was not meeting his gaze George Lyle, Tuesday s devoted friend and her cover as the brilliant artist, is a very interesting man He has jealous tendencies, especially of CeCe and the Burns children next door He prefers to have Tuesday all to himself, and their friendship was quite comical most of the time.He took a sip from the glass on Tuesday s work table, choked, and put it back What the devil is that Water, Tuesday replied, vaguely amused It comes I know where it comes from George wiped his mouth on his hand and stared at her as if she had tried to poison him George and CeCe seem to compete for Tuesday s attentions, and both are very needy characters Lawrence at one point observes that Tuesday seems to be the maid to CeCe as much as Tuesday does for her.Tuesday glared at him George, what happened That is an extremely good question, he replied airily It seems that your charming maid, CeCe, threw herself in front of the coach Threw myself You pushed me, said an outraged CeCe Why would I do that Who can say You probably thought it was amusing I suppose you like hurting animals as well Adore it Such a feeling of power Lawrence s first appearance in the novel caught my attention He sort of breaks into Tuesday s house, and walks right into a self made burglar alarm.Lawrence turned back around when he heard himself being addressed by a woman The top part of the burglar alarms was supposed to hit your head, not your chin, she explained, pointing to where his hand was massaging his jaw You are too tall No apology, nothing She just stated these things as if they were facts, as if it were his fault that he d been attacked by her doorway And Lawrence let her.Tuesday s nightmares are chilling The circumstances she finds herself in casts her in suspicion, and she has a hard time explaining that her husband s murder as well as others have all been painted by her the day before the murders which always happen on Tuesdays The psychological piece of the novel the fact that the killer seems to be in Tuesday s very mind is uncanny It again does nothing but point the finger at Tuesday, but her Secret Admirer starts sending darker and deadlier gifts They are no longer cute trinkets left by an anonymous man.Tuesday is an impossible woman, in Lawrence s eyes She won t directly answer his questions, she is evasive and her own house staff will lie through their teeth while being utterly charming in order to protect her How could she not be the killer Evidence upon evidence is stacked against her, she is found at her husband s apartments, and despite that she acts in such comically evasive ways that it seems to only further cement her damnation, or insanity We are not going back to your house Now answer my questions I believe I told you yesterday, Mister Pickering, that while I am happy to talk to you at lenght on a vast variety of subjects, questions from you of any type are decidedly unwelcome Plus, you owe me an apology You are insane, aren t you I wonder why your coach isn t moving Do you know how close you are coming to getting your neck wrung Perhaps your coachman has fainted I ll go take a look My coachman is fine You do realize you are under arrest, don t you Isn t the weather lovely As Lawrence delves deeper into the Tuesday murders, he is caught between wanting to protect the utterly vulnerable Lady Tuesday Arlington, and wanting to arrest her on the spot His own trust issues and his past obscure his objectivity and when there seems to be undisputed evidence that links Tuesday to the killings, Lawrence can no longer protect Tuesday as he desires to Despite all of his good intentions, Lawrence cannot keep himself from slowly falling in love with Tuesday Arlington It is a sweet romance that blooms from his need to protect her.This was a terrible idea, the worst possible idea, whatever they were, doing everything they shouldn t be They didn t even like each other They couldn t even be in the same room without glaring at each other She might have killed her husband, he might be her jailer They were both too fragile for this, both too broken.Tuesday is a woman just like any other, and yet not like any other She loves with intensity, cares greatly, and is damaged beyond repair Regardless, she is taken aback to find herself in the same predicament that Lawrence secretly finds himself in in love.Don t look at him don t look at him don t look at him She looked at him She forgot everything she was going to say She forgot English How come you get to say what happens she sighed I am in charge Why This is my house Does that mean I am in charge at my house No Where can I be But it isn t until one of Tuesday s former fianc s is called to visit Lord Pickering that the heart of the matter of Tueday s past relationships is revealed and a crushing truth expounds Lawrence Tuesday always made to feel she s not good enough has been rejected over and over again, only reinforcing this idea in her mind This can take an incredible toll on your psyche, and when she feels this coming on, she harshly reminds herself she is a terrible wife and all manner of other things as have been said about her It made me cry onthan one occasion.All of the characters in this final installment play important roles for the plot to continue moving along steadily Just when I thought I had figured out who the Secret Admirer was also called the Lion I was proven wrong And then wrong again The Secret Admirer is nothing short of a crazed lunatic who can show some mode of decorum and reasoning, but once he starts slipping into his W craziness, it s the end of the line I don t remember why, but he has some fascination with the letter W, so everything with a W is capitalized.I found myself doing three things as I read this last novel of the Arboretti family I was either constantly giggling at the antics of Tuesday and her friends, or sobering up and crying buckets for Tuesday I also found myself refusing to continue reading because I didn t want Tuesday s story to come to a close I wanted to prolong it as much as possible, but I found myself giving in Who can resist Lady Tuesday Arlington

  2. says:

    Wow I was beginning to think that this book would never end I don t normally take on a book that s nearly 500 pages because it means a lot of skimming and a lot of the author repeating him or herself.It was a simple story about a serial killer who believed he was a knight and had to kill all the men who thought to take His Lady away from him And it was about Lawrence who the killer referred to as the Knight of Knights and who was the last knight the Lion was going to kill I saw no reason wha Wow I was beginning to think that this book would never end I don t normally take on a book that s nearly 500 pages because it means a lot of skimming and a lot of the author repeating him or herself.It was a simple story about a serial killer who believed he was a knight and had to kill all the men who thought to take His Lady away from him And it was about Lawrence who the killer referred to as the Knight of Knights and who was the last knight the Lion was going to kill I saw no reason whatsoever why Tuesday s father was even in this book He added nothing to the story, all he did was take up pages.And another reason it was such a long book was because there was one misunderstanding after another between Tuesday and Lawrence and it was like they were portrayed as too stupid to talk about it It had to drag out forever I can t see myself reading this author again I hate misunderstandings and angst.There was explicit sex in this book, actually 2 or 3 scenes, but the first one was so stupid I almost quit reading So, picture this, an explosion and Tuesday is thrown out of the building and the chimney lands on top of her The doctor says it s doubtful she ll live through the night Lawrence and Tuesday are filthy from the explosion, he has burns all over him and she has burns and a broken arm and a cut on the head Something like 20 hours pass and she wakes up and then they re having sex Still filthy and still hurt and they re screwing Really Why the hell do authors do that kind of crap Do you really believe after being blown out of a building and having a chimney land on you that you re going to be thinking about sex any time in the near future As to the narration First of all you really need to have it on 1.25 speed Then his reading is perfect He reads with the best emotions BUT his women s voices are absolutely terrible

  3. says:

    Somewhat predictable but none the less fun to read.It was some what predictable but still a fun read The characters have a chemistry to them that is admirable but also seems childish in a way I liked how the author wrote glimpses into this insane murderers head and progressively made himinsane and driven.

  4. says:

    oh my god SUCH a amazing book i wish there weremurder love story books just like this its a great book

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