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Kissed by Shadows (Kiss, #3) ❰PDF❯ ✑ Kissed by Shadows (Kiss, #3) Author Jane Feather – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather has won legions of fans and critical accolades for her unique blend of sizzling seduction, dangerous intrigue, and passionate adventure In this second o New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather has won legions of fans and critical accolades for her unique blend of sizzling seduction, dangerous intrigue, and passionate adventure In this second of two romances featuring two unconventional sisters whose quest to solve the mystery surrounding their lives puts each of them in the path of an irresistible hero, Jane Feather tells the story of Kissed by PDF/EPUB or a young bride in peril and a mysterious English lord who find themselves at the center of a sinister plotand a reckless affairKissed By ShadowsLady Philippa Nielson had no memory of what took place in her bedchamber in the dead of night nor knowledge of the dangerous plot that put her life in jeopardy But with a brief touch of his hand and one glance of his knowing gray eyes, Pippa felt a connection to the dark stranger who should have been her greatest enemy Who was this man who seemed to understand about her life than she did herself Why did she respond to his most casual caresses with the most urgent and reckless of desires Lionel Ashton had been appointed guardian of both Pippa and the secret she unknowingly bore And protect this sensuous and fiercely independent woman he would, even from the king himself But what Lionel knows about Pippa will put both their lives in the greatest danger even as they slip under the spell of a daring seduction that will turn them into passionate outlawsand legendary lovers.

    Kissed by Shadows Kindle ¼ Kissed by PDF/EPUB or secret she unknowingly bore And protect this sensuous and fiercely independent woman he would, even from the king himself But what Lionel knows about Pippa will put both their lives in the greatest danger even as they slip under the spell of a daring seduction that will turn them into passionate outlawsand legendary lovers."/>
  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • Kissed by Shadows (Kiss, #3)
  • Jane Feather
  • English
  • 19 May 2018
  • 9780553583083

About the Author: Jane Feather

Jane Robotham was born on in Cairo, Egypt, where her British parents were stationated She grew up in New Forest, in the south of England She earned a Master s Degree in Applied Social Studies from Oxford University In , she, her husband and their three children moved to New Jersey There, she worked as a social worker She began writing in Kissed by PDF/EPUB or after another move, this time to Washingt.



10 thoughts on “Kissed by Shadows (Kiss, #3)

  1. Susan (the other Susan) Susan (the other Susan) says:

    Spoiler that s also a warning The premise of this romance is so nauseating, I couldn t enjoy it The hero assists devoutly religious King Philip in repeatedly raping a drugged woman for the purpose of getting her pregnant, so that her baby can then be taken from her, if necessary, to be passed off as the queen s own child If forced seduction makes you queasy in historical romance novels, wait till you read about the calculated use of an unconscious girl as a baby maker for the hero s boss, and her subsequent imprisonment, with the full cooperation of the hero who rationalizes his participation in the rapes by assuring himself that he will find a way to make it right after his king s baby momma has served her purposeYes, I know that women in the Dark Ages were powerless and could be used as men wished , but I don t read romances for an education in how ugly the world can be, and I HATE it when a heroine falls for her rapist I learned long ago to avoid authors who use rape as foreplay The Jane Feather I ve enjoyed typically has class than that Her bad boy heroes might coerce and deceive to get their way, but this There s something so calculating and clinical about the rapes in this book, and the hero s justification for helping it happen, that it somehow seemed harder to get past than the usual carried away by passion bit that turns rape into fantasy in novels set in the Middle Ages There s no passion at work in the rape of poor Pippa the fun and flirty younger sister we met in To Kiss a Spy She s been chosen as an incubator, period And we re supposed to believe she could get past the knowledge that a man who claims to love her was an accessory to her rape Why did I keep reading I think I kept hoping I d believe in the developing romance and feel less dirty for having picked this up It didn t work It s been several years since I read Kissed By Shadows, and I still think of it as Jane Feather s Drug Rape Book.Should fairly have been titled, Raped By Monsters.

  2. Elle Elle says:

    Up front, I ll just say that I can t see why the villains of this piece went to such extremes to breed a royal bastard when the story so proliferates with them.The setting England Mary has ascended the throne and married Philip of Spain The story centers around the queen s futile efforts to bear a child Royal bastard 1 is literally royal King Philip The story opens with him and some of his toadies standing over a young woman who is unconscious on a daybed The toadies assure the king that she is drugged senseless and will remember nothing They then set up a privacy screen so he can rape her while they stay in the room as witnesses to the act When it s over, royal bastard 2 is directed to tend to her He covers her where the king left her naked She wakes and looks into his eyes, looks at a brooch at his collar He puts his hand over her eyes and when she drifts off again, he carries her out to royal bastard 3, her waiting husband.The heroine Lady Philippa Pippa Nielson, the second daughter of Guinevere heroine of The Widow s Kiss Pippa s married to Stuart, who is a great friend and shares her love of fashion cliche alert this is apparently a subtle hint , though his lovemaking has been dutiful than passionate But he s been even of a disappointment lately This is not the first morning Pippa has awakened feeling queasy and finding sticky fluid between her thighs She Stuart out for not having the decency to at least wake her Did I mention that his lovemaking was boring Must be, if she believes she keeps sleeping through it Stuart flushes and then blusters about being drunk and just couldn t resist, and anyway she s his wife to use as he pleases, and she drops the subject, tho she makes it clear she will not be pleased if it happens again.Pippa and her husband are at court, although Pippa is much in disfavor She was a lady in waiting and friend to Elizabeth, and voluntarily went to the Tower with her Mary, who sees plots everywhere, has since imprisoned Elizabeth at Woodstock in Oxfordshire, but refused to let her be attended by any but strangers Pippa, whose support of Liz is viewed as borderline treason, is required to remain at court, not even permitted to see her family in Derbyshire The queen treats her with contempt and dislike, which is sure to win the loyalty of any subject But then Mary wasn t concerned about winning loyalty by being a decent, kind, or merciful queen, either in this story or in history.One day at court Pippa sees a man and stops dead in her tracks His eyes are familiar she s seen them before but can t figure out where, and the she tries to place him the she gets this really creepy scary feeling He sends her a complicit gaze as if they share a connection She asks her stepbrother Robin who he is and learns his name is Lionel Ashton, an Englishman who has lived in Spain and is one of Philip s men Later she encounters Lionel and asks if they ve met, and when he denies it she asks why he seems so familiar, he says he couldn t say with an amused tone Because a good guy would be amused by that question under the circumstances If you haven t guessed yet, the king with Bloody Mary s approval, as well as Stuart s cooperation and the facilitation of other toadies including Lionel has been raping Pippa in order to breed an heir to secure Spain s claim on England Mary is in her 40 s, and while he is also trying to breed a legitimate heir with her, if that can t happen they ll take Pippa s baby and claim it is theirs And thus far the plan is working well Pippa is in fact pregnant which is a relief so we don t have to see than that one royal rape And the queen thinks she s knocked up as well, a claim confirmed by her physicians and various symptoms Pippa is puzzled when the queen insists that she be tended by the royal physicians, disregarding her protest that she s comfortable with her family s physician The waters get even murkier when she is placed under house arrest and ordered to stay out of the royals sight Odder still, instead of her husband, Lionel is assigned to supervise her activities she s not allowed to leave her chamber without his consent She can t figure out why the king and queen would on one hand show such forceful interest in her pregnancy and yet not want to lay eyes on her and treat her like a prisoner And she cant get a straight answer from anyone, certainly not Lionel and least of all her husband Some of Stuart s behavior has made her think that he has a mistress, but one day she wanders past a half open door and hears her DH knocking boots and a few sundry other bits with another guy I know you must be faint from the shock Pippa doesn t know this just yet, but it seems the king and his toadies found out and threatened Stuart s lover with exposure which would mean a gruesome death , if he doesn t deliver Pippa Stuart has his priorities, and his wife doesn t rank quite as high as his boy toy But he feels bad about what he s been doing to her, so he shuns her and treats her like crap to make up for it Feather goes to some effort to make his quandary sympathetic We re meant to root for him to find a way out of this trap, which he quite rightly recognizes will end with his death when he s no longer useful, but he doesn t care as long as his lover is safe And I guess you could argue that by rendering Pippa senseless before he takes her to be raped, he makes sure that she won t have any knowledge that the royals might find inconvenient So there s that But still, I couldn t make myself care much what happened to him No matter the motivation, what he did was brutal and cruel and done to someone he d already abused by using her as his beard As for Lionel, well, let s just say he is toadying to Philip for reasons of his own Good reasons when you read them you will fully grasp some of the horrors of those days But while you can sympathize with his goals, they simply don t justify his actions, not only going along with the king s violation of a subject, but keeping Pippa in ignorance, not warning her or trying to find alternatives like, oh, I dunno, maybe a noble but slutty woman who would willingly screw the king, hand over her spawn, and keep her mouth shut in exchange for a tidy fortune Lionel feels guilty, which is meant to make us like him, but it just made me angry He is constantly assuring himself that he will make it right But how right could he possibly make this His plans to help this innocent, lively woman who loves her family turn out to be cruel in their own way It s explained away supposedly he was so set on his own goal that he thought that any discomfort suffered by the victim was justified he didn t really feel bad about it until he had to face that he was doing this to a beautiful woman who happens to warm his loins makes ya wonder whether his conscience would ve even flickered if she happened to be fugly.Ok, sorry I just hated this guy all through the story and I never got past it So I gakked up hair balls every time this couple sucked face and flipped past the pages where they did the nasty, since it just felt like violation to me, particularly when she s banging him while still ignorant of what he s helped the king do to her Oh, and towards the end he has the balls to claim that even before he knew her he loved her But earlier he tells her he went along with all this before he knew her Yeah Some love there, buddy Even so, once again, the book gets lots of stars because I was heart and soul caught up with the heroine s plight I cried and I m not an easy mark when it comes to that I actually yelled at the book a time or two And, if the romance required me to stomach a HEA with royal bastard 2, I ll say this Feather does at least leave you wondering how that s going to happen, given Pippa s inconvenient marriage of convenience and it doesn t work out the way you probably think And Pippa s rationale at the end was almost satisfying I still might ve rather seen Lionel eat midden, but eh, OK Oh, and some decent adventure and well researched history as well Even though the rape baby swap part of the story is fiction, you ll realize that England really dodged a bullet when Mary s baby turned out to be a tumor, and Philip s manner of death was probably karma at work Nuff said I recommend this entire series, and Feather has a permanent place on my favorite authors list.

  3. Tina Tina says:

    Skim read listened for the most part but counting it as a finish.Old Skool Medieval romance with a lot of the plot of book using real life historical events in the story The heroine was a lady in waiting to Elizabeth and had accompanied Elizabeth at her house arrest during the Reign of Mary Tudor after her marriage to King Phillip of Spain The background of the story is pretty distasteful And requires a TW CW for rape The book uses the historical fact of Mary s inability to have a baby as the main plot impetus She and Phillip were so committed to the Catholic faith that their plan to have a child and cement Catholicism with England But Mary wasn t getting pregnant So Phillip, Mary and the courtiers came up with a plot Phillipa, the heroine, was in much disfavor because of her loyalty to Elizabeth and her husband a man held in much favor by Mary had a secret that he could be blackmailed for you can probably guess what the secret was For several nights, he d drug her and Phillip s courtiers, including the hero Lionel, arranged for Philip to visit her while she was out and rape her The plan was to get the baby on her, fake a pregnancy with Mary and pass the baby off as Mary s.But Lionel the hero, has plans of his own He as inveigled his way into Phillip and Mary s inner circle in a keep your enemies close sort og thing To him, England falling under the rule of the Inquisition is the worst thing that can happen and he plants to do everything he can to bring them down So while he finds what is happening to Phillipa terrible, he does nothing to stop it But he I can grudgingly say seeks to help her in small ways.At this point I start to skim I read, I want to get to the end When does she find out about her husband How will she find out what happened to her Does she end up pregnant with the King s kid How does she reconcile her growing feelings for Lionel with what he stood by at let happen to her.While those questions get answered and Phillipa comes out triumphant, I can t say I enjoyed anything really about this book.

  4. Carissa Carissa says:

    One of the automatic DQs for me with a romance novel is when the female hero is sexually brutalized or humiliated or raped in any sense of the word This book STARTS with such a scene, as the prologue, and makes it the major plot complication Basically ruined the story of two quite likable characters I also wish the secondary story between the female hero s stepbrother whom we ve known for three books and his love interest had emotional effect A wasted opportunity.

  5. Nicola Davidson Nicola Davidson says:

    Jane Feather is a great writer and I ve really enjoyed her other books, but the plot of this one was too much for me A heroine who is drugged and raped by the king each night to get a child he could potentially pass off as the queens And a hero who delivers her to this situation each time No Just no.

  6. Owusua Adwoa Ayeh Owusua Adwoa Ayeh says:

    What was done to her was hurtful and the husband was the worst of all kind.

  7. Lydia Lydia says:

    If I could give this book negative stars I would What the actual F This book starts by royal dudes raping a woman for the sake of bearing a royal child with her husband standing by and justifying the action I m already over it I will burn this book.

  8. Catherine Labadie Catherine Labadie says:

    Too boring and obvious.

  9. Samantha Antoni-Sparks Samantha Antoni-Sparks says:

    Paranormal romance Light read Good weekend book.

  10. Marian Marian says:

    1554, not my favorite period to read but this was a knock out This was a time of intrigue and one false move and you would die, horribly A time where fanatics on both sides of religion used it for power and gain.It is July, 1554 and Mary, daughter of Henry VIII is on the throne, married to Phillip of Spain, and Lady Elizabeth is in prison Phillip and Mary have devised a devious plan to allow Spain to eventually have control of England and the secret could cost the lives of many Lady Phillippa Nielson had no memory of what took place in her bedchamber in the dead of night nor knowledge of the dangerous plot that put her life in jeopardy But with a brief touch of his hand, and one glance of his knowing gray eyes, Pippa felt a connection to the dark stranger who should have been her greatest enemy Who was the man who seemed to understand about her life than she did herself Why did she respond to his most casual caresses with the most urgent and reckless of desires Lionel Ashton had been appointed quardian of both Pippa and the secret she unknowingly bore And protect this sensuous and fiercely independent woman he would, even from the kind himself But what Lionel knows about Pippa will put both their lives in the greatest danger even as they slip under the spell of a daring seduction that will turn them into passionate outlawsand legendary lovers.

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