"Passionate, well-plotted Victorian romance with a dash of mystery and suspense."
Reviewed by Suan Wilson
Posted September 16, 2007
Romance Historical | Romance
Three years ago, Bethany Munro fell in love with Ian
Rockwell, who was in charge of protecting her from killers.
When the villains were apprehended, Ian vanished without a
word. Now, he turns up at the most inopportune time.
Bethany is visiting her friend whose father is a suspected
anarchist. Bethany explores his home for answers regarding
the disappearance of her devoted teacher, who was last seen
at his house. In her searching, she uncovers suspicious
papers that indicate a larger conspiracy. Caught snooping
by Ian, she reluctantly tells him of her personal mission.
Sir Ian Rockwell lost his reputation when the Home
Secretary and his family were assassinated while under his
protection. Ian is relentless as he attempts to find who
betrayed him. His investigation leads him to Whitley Court
where several suspected anarchists are meeting under the
guise of a house party. Finding Bethany at the event
complicates his mission. Bethany and his late wife are the
only ones who've been able to melt his resolve and allow
emotions to interfere with his work. And Ian needs his
famous control to succeed in his mission.
Bethany pokes and prods not realizing the consequences of
her actions. She can inspire passion in Ian but Bethany
wants to prove her worth. That becomes difficult when a web
of danger falls upon them as the result of her rash deeds.
Ms. Thomas continues her successful streak of writing
novels that are keepers. She fills her tale with passionate
and larger than life characters in a well-plotted story.
The mystery and suspense are intertwined with the romance
providing hours of pure pleasure for readers.
Bethany Munro was once madly in love with the dashing Ian
Rockwell. Then Ian left on a mission for the Crown, and
Bethany was forced to put her heart aside...
until one glittering night when she spies him across
a crowded ballroom, and the feelings she once felt come
rushing back. But she has her secrets...
...and so does he. Sir Ian Rockwell has led a dangerous
life and is now a suspect in a crime he did
not commit. He never imagined the naive girl he knew so
long ago could be the beauty standing before
him now, or that she would be the one who could help him
prove his innocence. But in a world of glamour
and intrigue, where nothing is as it seems, their
perilous game of seduction soon turns into a night
of sin, a night where they both discover the only thing
more dangerous than passion is falling in love.
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