Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Blog Tour : Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey (+Giveaway!)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Title : Suitors and Sabotage
Author : Cindy Anstey
Genre : YA historical-fiction, contemporary
Release Date : April 17th, 2017
Publisher : Swoon Reads

Shy aspiring artist Imogene Chively has just had a successful Season in London, complete with a suitor of her father's approval. Imogene is ambivalent about the young gentleman until he comes to visit her at the Chively estate with his younger brother in tow. When her interest is piqued, however, it is for the wrong brother. 

Charming Ben Steeple has a secret: despite being an architectural apprentice, he has no drawing aptitude. When Imogene offers to teach him, Ben is soon smitten by the young lady he considers his brother's intended. 

But hiding their true feelings becomes the least of their problems when, after a series of "accidents," it becomes apparent that someone means Ben harm. And as their affection for each other grows—despite their efforts to remain just friends—so does the danger. . .

Suitors and Sabotage is my third Cindy Anstey's books, after Love, Lies, and Spies and Duels and Deception. And after reading this, I'm convinced that Cindy Anstey can do no wrong when writing YA historical-fiction, because once again I'm in love with her book!

Suitors and Sabotage follows Imogene Chively, a shy, aspiring artist whose parents always told her what to do and what not to do. With parents like that, naturally they'll also pick the best suitor for her. When the "parents-approved" suitor arrive at her house with his brother, Imogene soon become interested with the wrong brother, Ben Steeple. Unlike Imogene, Ben is charming and lively. He always know what to say in every situation, so of course everyone likes him (me included!)

Once again, Cindy Anstey manage to write a book that's both lighthearted and engaging. While this book is mostly about "getting to know each other", there's also some mysterious "accidents" that makes me guessing throughout the book who's behind all of it. So in some ways, it feels like reading a mystery novel too.

The romance is obviously the best part from this book. It's very subtle with hints here and there, and it always leave you wanting more. Imogene and Ben, despite being very different, makes a very adorable couple. Oh, and no worries, there's no love-triangle! I also like the friendship between Imogene and Emily. They support each other throughout the book, eventhough there's some problems between them.

In conclusion, Suitors and Sabotage is worth the read! If you haven't pick up any books by Cindy Anstey, do start with this. You won't regret it!


Whenever she is not sitting at the computer, throwing a ball in the backyard, gardening or reading, Cindy can be found–actually, not found–adventuring around the world with her hubby.
She has lived on three continents, had a monkey in her yard and a scorpion under her sink, dwelt among castles and canals, enjoyed the jazz of Beale St and attempted to speak French.
Cindy loves history, mystery and… a chocolate Labrador called Chester. Love, Lies and Spies is her debut novel.


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  1. Great review, Tiffany! This sounds like a well written and compelling read! Glad you liked it! :)

  2. Great review! I've only read Duels and Deceptions before, but I'm excited to read this one!

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