Fun farce with quirky characters and a sexy couple
Reading Level: Adult Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2001
Publisher: Zebra; First Printing edition
Pages: 350 pages
Reviewed By: Kate McMurry
Desdemona Quiggley is a free spirit determined to be mistress of her own fate. Together with two close female companions, she forms Lucy Lavender Enterprises. Unfortunately, the business falls into debt, and the ladies are in danger of losing everything they’ve worked so hard to gain. But Desdemona refuses to give up. In order to keep them all from debtor’s prison, she conceives a wild plot to capture a highwayman in order to collect the large reward on his head.
Arriving at Yorkshire to visit his aunt, the Marquis of Daxonbury is knocked off his feet by a deadly accurate slingshot wielded by an irrepressible young female who has confused his noble person with a common footpad! Immediately caught in the delightful snare of the most fascinating woman he has ever met, Dax finds himself up to his ears in solving a villainous plot, the plucky Desdemona by his side, every step of the way. And to think Dax assumed his visit to dear old auntie’s would be a dead bore!
This lively novel is full of wit and charm in the form of clever dialogue, quirky characters with sparkling personalities, and many hilariously outrageous situations. The hero and heroine are a wonderfully balanced match, both of them intelligent, stubborn, and dynamic with a shared sense of the ridiculous. If you like a book with lots of laughs along with warm affection and hot sexuality, you’ll really enjoy this treasure!
I rate this book as follows:
Romance Plot: 5