Joanna Shupe: Tycoon AUTHOR Joanna Shupe



Joanna Shupe ✓ 4 Summary

Business dealings and nowing that it took bold men to become a part of history I am ok with that Maybe the right lady will be able to smooth out those rough edges I am eager to see how Ms Shupe does with the longer format and I am already intrigued by Magnate s story line Closer to 25 starsI rarely read novellas as their real estate don t allow for adeuate character development But this book is a precursor to a promising series about a group of business tycoons the Knickerbocker Club plus I like the time period the Gilded Age and what can I sayI love the coverThe novella is 80 pages long Despite the length the author was able to create a believable historical setting and I read this because I personally find the time period chosen by Ms Shupe very interesting using the almost mythic lives of the Captains of Industry as a set up for her Tycoon is the preuel novella to Joanna Shupe new series about a group of business tycoons the Knickerbocker Clu 35 StarsPreuel NovellaLove the setting I believe it s turn of the century New York City It s difficult to find American historicals that aren t cowboy romances The heroine in this book is a hoot She talks a lotand even acknowledges that she does so to try to confuse the people around her into agreeing with her But it also seems like she s just adopted that tactic for everyday conversations She s a little bit goofy Innocent but not naive She s a somewhat poor perfume salesgirl happy with life and content with herself She s on the run when the book opens up The hero is an uber rich bank owner He s accosted by the heroine in the opening scene when she tries to use him as a cover to get away from the men chasing her He s a good guy all around but not uite convinced that she s not trying to get to his moneyOne smoking hotbordering eroticlove scene Me likey The story was too short as usual with novellas The romance and the ending were both very rushed but I very much enjoyed it anyways Will for sure read the next book the first full length in the series Magnat. Ms at the train station but she hadn't expected Ted to offer her the protection she so badly needs nor did she expect their chemistry to develop steam than the engine of the train He's everything she never thought she could have and she's everything he didn't now he wanted But as her secrets begin to unfurl their fledgling romance could be in danger of derailing before they arrive at the next station.

And fell in love when Clara on the run after witnessing a murder accosts Ted at Grand Central station and insists on boarding the train with him in order to evade her pursuers This makes for a nicely dramatic opening and Ms Shupe eeps the thriller element bubbling along nicely while also allowing Ted and Clara to spend time getting to Presidencies Derailed know each otherAt just thirty two Ted is a multi millionaire so is rather used to young women throwing themselves at him He is initially suspicious of Clara and especially so when she insists she has no idea who he is but he eventually accepts her explanation and comes to appreciate the breath of fresh air she brings to his busy life The story is well put together and Ted and Clara are engaging characters but I didn t like the way that Clara insisted on concealing the truth and evading Ted s direct uestions about the reasons for her running from New York It s true that Ted doesn t tell her his true identity either and that perhaps had he done so Clara would have realised that he really would have been able to protect her from the bad guys And even after the truth is out between them yet another misunderstanding is thrown in to create a bit tension between them before the HEA Even with those reservations though Tycoon is one of the better novellas I ve read recently and while the page count doesn t allow for the same sort of scene setting that is so impressive in Magnate it s a good introduction to the series and is definitely worth a look when you re in the mood for a uick but satisfying read 325 Stars This is a new seriesick off by JS Since it is a short and a Creationism in Europe kick off book she has to pack a lot of information and world building and a romance in a very short word count format Of course the ILYs came pretty fast and furious but I am willing to give a lot of leeway considering what the author needed to accomplish I like the fresh time frame as the golden age isn t usually found in romances I liked Ted but he and his friends make no bones about being corrupt in their. Ndler who's only after his money but he's never met a woman so passionate and sure of herself Disarmed he invites her to spend the journey to St Louis in his private car perhaps against his better judgment Clara Dawson has longnown how to take care of herself but the savvy shop girl is at a loss when she witnesses and becomes entangled in a terrible crime Desperation propels her into a stranger's ar.

4 12 starsFrom page 1 the story and the delightful heroine s antics had me enthralled I love it when I read a book and am immediately thrust right into the action when the Hh meet at the very beginning There s no better way to hold my attention The ending was a bit rushed and there were some misunderstandings I felt could have been handled better but I can only take 12 of a star off for that The story was engaging and the characters were really well fleshed out for such a short book and the time period felt authentic Given the limited number of pages Tycoon was extremely well done It s a novella I enjoyed the glimpse but love Meh Good sexual tension and uick plot The story had good bones Just not enough pages to make it believable 25 Stars Setting up the stage for the upcoming new series revolving around a group of rich and self made men gathered in the exclusive Knickerbocker Club Clara and Ted s love story briefly introduces us to 1887 Gilded Age New York a nice and welcome change in the Historical Romance panorama these daysAt barely 80 pages I was already expecting the love story to unbelievably proceed at breakneck speed and in fact it did but the nice writing lively dialogues and the likeable characters especially the gentle hero made for an enjoyable read nonetheless While not necessary in order to better understand the following instalments as the plot is conclusive and there appear to be no other links except a mention of Ted being friend with future heroes and part of the Knickerbocker Club it is anyway a promising start and a uick way to get a taste of the mood that will permeate the series I gave this a B at AAR so that s 35 starsHaving read and enjoyed Magnate which is the first full length novel in Ms Shupe s new Knickerbocker Club series I decided to backtrack and pick up this preuel novella In Magnate we met banking Tycoon Ted Harper and his vibrant voluble wife Clara a former New York shopgirl at first glance perhaps a rather mismatched couple In Tycoon we discover how they met. In Gilded Age New York City the bachelors of the Knickerbocker Club spend their days rubbing elbows with Manhattan's most elite citizens and their nights with its most intoxicating womenSometimes the journey is pleasurable than the destinationStanding on the platform at Grand Central Station Ted Harper is surprised by a fiery iss from an undeniably gorgeous damsel in distress He's certain she's a swi.

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author JOANNA SHUPE has always loved history ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon While in college Joanna read every romance she could get her hands on instead of attending classes yet still managed to graduate with a journalism degree She enjoyed a few years in sports and theater marketing but soon returned to romance by crafting her own racy historical novelsIn 2013 she won Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® Award for Best Historical Joanna’s first Gilded Age historical novel MAGNATE was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by Publishers Weekly and one of 2016′s top romances by The Washington Post and KoboShe currently lives in New Jersey with her two spirited daughters and dashing husband