Book Review

by Celeste Bradley

Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: Regency England

2009 Historical Romance Of The Year Nominee

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From its unconventional prologue to its superb conclusion, every page of the first in Bradley's Runaway Brides series is perfection and joy. Tinged with humor that never overshadows the poignancy and peopled with remarkable characters (especially the precocious Melody) who will steal your heart, this one's a keeper.

Aidan de Quincy had a passionate affair with widowed Madeleine Chandler that ended badly and left him an embittered bachelor. Now, 3-year-
old Melody sits on the steps of his club, believing one of its members is her father. Could it be Aidan or his friend Colin or Jack? Aidan and Colin smuggle Melody into the club before Aidan tracks down her mother, Madeleine.

Madeleine loved Aidan but had to
let him go before her past came crashing down on them. Like a knight in shining armor, Aidan rescues her again, and
to protect them, she lies about being Melody's mother. She and Aidan
rekindle their affair, making Madeleine's dream of love and a family possible. What will happen when Aidan learns
of her past and that their love, as well as Melody, is endangered? (ST. MARTIN'S, Aug., 380 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S

Published: August 2009

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