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Isn Just Grossman S just Grossman s building that deserves a spotlight I absolutely adore her characterization and her grasp on pacing and plot structure make her writing an enjoyable and effortless treat Amalia isn t our typical historic heroine She s twice divorced and financially independent She s also delightfully spunky and has a got get em attitude that made me grin Then there s David swoon That man is just Five fags a day yeah There almost aren t the words for him He s one of those book boyfriendsou just wanna put in Wicked Affairs p 2 your pocket and take withou everywhere Thankfully this is available in ebook so I canI would highly recommend this to all historical romance readers out there It isn t our average run of the mill example of the genre It has diverse characters both of the main characters are Jewish and it does a fantastic job of dropping the reader into the late nineteenth century I really loved Felicia s first book Appetites and Vices and was immediately grabby hands for the second as soon as I d put that for the second as soon as I d put that down I was thrilled to be approved for an ARC from NetGalley so I could plunge right back into her delightful words This book did not disappoint I found it curious that rather than setting the book in a contemporaneous time with Appetites and Vices Felicia chose to follow the next generation of Truitts and that allows us to move along in history to see how things have changed or not The romance itself felt very different as well because the characters had different freedoms and new problems to contend withI adored David and Amalia They re unite after many ears apart with a history between them that they need to unravel But the immediate mystery afoot is Who is sending death threats to Amalia As they travel together David is sent to protect Amalia on her journey home they search for answers to uncover the identity of her would be assailant while flirting teasing battling and tempting each other as only old friends can do The banter between them is delicious and Amalia reminds me at times of Scarlett O Hara in her wiley use of her femininity and her witty dialogue Of course Felicia does not disappoint with a slow burn that heats up at intervals and kept me flipping the pages rooting for the eventual HEA Highly recommend This is a story that some might pick up and not really give it a chance but just like Appetites and Vices The Piper in the Wind you have to stay with the story Beta heroes are not normally my go to reads but I have to say David is out of this world The connection between David and Amalia is intense Their story is interesting and the side characters do no detract but make the story even interesting These stories are different in a very good way Love itI received a complime Felicia Grossman is the singular reason I as a non historical romance junkie have developed a new appreciation for a genre I had all but written off Her debut Appetites Vices was the first historical romance my contemporary loving heart adored So needless to say I was champing at the bit for the next in The Pruitts series from Carina Press Dalliances Devotion And just as her first book left me swooning and in love so did this oneGrossman tackles her genre with a uniue flair and a steady gifted touch There s nothing about her writing I d call predictable or dry She delves into the time period in which her stories are based and paints a picture so vivid and beautifulet somehow perfectly balanced so as not to steal the show from the plot itself that I get utterly lost within the historic tapestry She draws in the most minute details clothing gadgets customs even accurate locales and allows the reader to travel effortlessly back in timeBut it isn t just Grossman s world building that deserves a spotlight I absolutely adore her characterization and her grasp on pacing and plot structure make her writing an enjoyable and effortless treat Amalia isn t The Proposal your typical historic heroine She s twice divorced and financially independent She s also delightfully spunky and has a got get em attitude that made me grin Then there s David swoon That man is justeah There almost aren t the words for him He s one of those book boyfriends Prey you just wanna put inour pocket and take with Addicted to Womanhood Book One you everywhere Thankfully this is available in ebook so I canI would highly recommend this to all historical romance readers out there It isn tour average run of the mill example of the genre It has diverse characters both of the main characters are Jewish and it does a fantastic job of dropping the reader into the late nineteenth centur. Some is problematic to say the leastIn very close uarters with danger lurking around every curve with each kiss and illicit touch the wrongs of the past are righted But David can't weather another rejection especially with his career in jeopardy And Amalia can't possibly take a lover never mind another husbandnot with so much depending on her repaired reputation Not when she’s hurt David her David so badly befo. T go with those things mask an interior that the rest of the world does not the rest of the world does not Amalia knows exactly what most people think of women who present themselves as she does and she uses those expectations to her advantageDavid Zisskind is the Pinkerton her family hires to protect her as she travels home from the Midwest to Delaware for her nephew s bris And he and Amalia have a history So we have historical second chance enemies to lovers bodyguard road trip romance with a Jewish hero and heroine Maybe I should have led with that Because Grossman packs so much into this book And not just tropes I highlighted a LOT of uotes but I ll share just a few to give Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth you an idea of how good it is First up here s David being wryly confessional about how he knows how to pleasure a woman despite having vanishingly little experience First I m very skilled at finding interesting reading material And second there are only two topics men in the military talk about and I wasn t that interested in weaponry Oh I didn t mention that David was a soldier in the Civil War with Amalia s two brothers one of whom died in front of them His PTSD from the war takes on a particular poignance with this memory We have to bury him The sun s setting and tomorrow s Friday and we have to or it ll be too late and we won t at all We can t leave him like this We have to bury him We can t wait You know we can t waitWe get to visit for a little bit with Amalia s parents Ursula and Jay from Grosssman s first book Appetites Vices Ursula continues to be very awesome For her part Mrs Truitt sidled up to him to whisper the words considerourself lucky I have a long memory and am not a hypocrite in his earAnd in the end we get a delicious swoony speech from David I love Once is Never Enough you have always lovedou and just want to find a way to be with Successful Employee Communications you but so neither of us is at a disadvantage where neither of us has to change too much I want us to build a world together not fit into each other s to be a family no matter what we call it I was given an Advance Reader s Copy in exchange for an honest review Dalliances Devotion by Felicia Grossman is book Two in The Truitts Series This is the story of David Zisskind and Amalia Truitt I have read the previous book but felt this could be a standalone book ifou wish to do so Amalia is a beauty columnist who is also a twice Divorcee who help other women seek divorces who can t afford it So she wants to return to Delaware to claim some of the Truitt family fortune which will help her fund her cause But there have been death threats from a stalker and her family doesn t want her to travel without protection Enter David who works for Pinkerton and looking to be promoted after doing this job But Amalia and David have a past of love and heartache due to them breaking up and the lost of her brotherhis friend in the war David struggles with the past horrors that still effect him today David and Amalia have a long way to travel physically and mentally to get to where they need to be along with the danger that is following them Enjoyed their story This review originally appeared as part of Pink Heart Society s August editionRating 45 starsYes Vikings in Wales An Archaeological uest yeses This was just what I wanted to read A newspaper columnist and two time divorcee is the target of harassment and needs a bodyguard in the form of her first love YES And let s also mention that they are both Jewish plus he s an immigrant All set a few My Life with Princess Margaret years after the end of the American Civil WarOur wonderful couple consist of Amalia and David formeroung lovers who have a misunderstanding and part ways with Amalia going as far as to get married to another man in reaction Yes really Amalia comes ac Felicia Grossman is the singular reason I as a non historical romance junkie have developed a new appreciation for a genre I had all but written off Her debut Appetites Vices was the first historical romance my contemporary loving heart adored So needless to say I was champing at the bit for the next in The Pruitts series from Carina Press Dalliances Devotion And just as her first book left me swooning and in love so did this oneGrossman tackles her genre with a uniue flair and a steady gifted touch There s nothing about her writing I d call predictable or dry She delves into the time period in which her stories are based and paints a picture so vivid and beautiful Un amor fora ciutat yet somehow perfectly balanced so as not to steal the show from the plot itself that I get utterly lost within the historic tapestry She draws in the most minute details clothing gadgets customs even accurate locales and allows Nation When her family learns she's been receiving anonymous death threats a solo journey is out of the uestionEnter David Zisskind the ragtag peddler turned soldier whose heart Amalia brokeears ago He's a Pinkerton now and the promotion he craves depends on protecting his long lost love on the unexpectedly treacherous journey across PennsylvaniaThat their physical connection has endured the test of time and then. Yet another brilliant and engaging historical romance from Ms GrossmanI am a huge romance lover but historical romance isn t my go to unless romance lover but historical romance isn t my go to unless author is one as gifted as Ms Grossman She won me over with book one in her Truitt series Appetites Vices so I was SUPER anxious to get my hands on this puppy and it did not disappoint Dalliances Devotion stars the daughter of Urs and Jay from Appetites Vices fame I absolutely fell in love with Urs kinda want to be her when I grow up and her charming counterpart Jay Amalia manages to embody uite literally some of Ursula s traits such as her resilience and inner strength She has been thrice divorced which is incredibly scandalous in this time period She picks herself up after such painful moments and creates a career for herself as a beauty columnist teaching all women how to best care for their hair skin and nails But in her personal life she draws on her eternal optimism and perseveres in believing that one day her prince will come Even if deep down she knows she s already met himEnter darling David We need LOTS of heart eye emojis just for saying the name because I literally happy sigh thinking of him He is a caring and empathetic male lead which we sadly do not see enough of in romance be it contemporary or historical I adore him and his begrudging ceaseless devotion to the girl he fell in love with so many Blue Murder years earlierAmalia finds herself in the crosshairs of a sadistic stalker think Fatal Attraction boiled bunny kind of stalker and David is charged with finding who it is with his Pinkerton counterparts A series of incredibly unfortunate events befall our beloved characters and they find themselves knee deep in survival mode I refuse to spoiler ANY of this fabulous roller coaster that is Dalliances Devotion not simply because I hate spoilers as a reader but becauseou need to experience it for ourselfFive stars is not nearly enough to encompass Ms Grossman sopho release I can t wait to read by this talented author and SINCERELY hope this isn t the end of the colorful and intriguing Truitt tribe What an amazing addition to the first book in this series Appetites and Vices I have to say I am excited to have discovered this author as she takes ou on a journey of romance and world building I learned a lot of history and was captured by the characters she created which actually come off the pageAmalia Truitt is a determined lady and is really a crusader for women and everybody is not happy about that David Zisskind is an old love who had his heart broken by Amelia in the past but is now protecting her on a trek to obtain money for her charity A Pinkerton I love the stories of this agency and swoon worthy to say the least the attraction is still there for the two It sparks right off the pageBut can they make it safely to their destination and find they are meant for each other Don t miss this exciting read that will keep ou turning the pages until the end 25 starsThis makes me utterly utterly sad but I did not love Dalliances Devotion As a Jewish reader I m always on the lookout for books with Jewish protagonists and bonus points if they aren t horribly depressing A nice romance book with Jewish MCs and bonus a historical romance my favorite and I m all in I was so so thrilled to see this book and this series and I couldn t wait to try it But alas it wasn t all that I was expecting I liked the Jewish aspects of the story most of all I liked the signs of the characters religious observances like the male MC s tzitzit and kippah and the little ways that their Judaism affected their life However I struggled with the characters themselves Both seemed a bit fickle and immature both toying with one another and going back and forth with their emotions I had a hard time getting behind them both individually and as a couple But an even bigger issue was the pacing It took me absolutely ages to finish the story and I found it to be very slow and hard to get through After two weeks of forcing myself to read I had to skim a bit in order to finish Maybe it s the fact that I don t really read any American romance or maybe it s that this was my first experience with this author but the book didn t uite measure up Too bad since the world needs Jewish romance goodreads instagram twitter blog The Lady In Pink and the PinkertonFelicia Grossman s sopho book is in a word wonderfulAmalia Truitt is a glorious heroine On the outside she appears flighty and shallow Twice divorced fashion forward and the spoiled baby of her family the exterior and the usual societal expectations tha. A change in course can be refreshingwhen it's done together 1871After two disastrous marriages beauty columnist Amalia Truitt's life is finally her own well it will be if she can get herself back to Delaware and demand access to her share of the Truitt family fortune After all the charity she's organized for women who can't afford their own divorces won't fund itselfHowever not everyone wants her to reach her desti.