Image of The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton (The Burgundy Club)


Image of The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton (The Burgundy Club)

There’s plenty of plot, wry humor and mystery/adventure in Neville’s latest frolic that reads a bit more like a naughty Georgian romance than a late Regency. Nonetheless, readers will enjoy this over-plotted caper from the witty dialogue to the hot love scenes and surprise climax.

Miss Celia Seaton has been on the receiving end of dandy Tarquin Compton’s sharp and scathing tongue. Suddenly she has the opportunity to pay him back in kind. After being kidnapped and left in a cottage Celia nearly trips over Tarquin’s prone body on the doorstep and discovers he’s lost his memory. She tells him he is her fiancé, Terrance Fish, and they must escape the men who left him for dead. They’re off on a wild adventure and then Tarquin’s memory returns. Honor demands he protect her and that when they are caught in a compromising situation he proposes marriage. Celia wants nothing to do with him when she realizes he is to wed a countess. But a naughty book and an overwhelming attraction draw them into a heated affair. But until Tarquin and Celia uncover why she is a killer’s target they are at risk. (AVON, Aug., 380 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin