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by Jo Goodman

Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: Regency England

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Goodman's latest Regency romance is charming, with a leisurely pace and all the proper mannerisms, but it's not her usual best. The romance is weak, with a misplaced "risque" scene that will jar many readers, and the ending leaves too many unanswered questions.

Emmalyn Hathaway is a
poor relation with no prospects, dowry
or family, aside from a benevolent uncle and his daughter. Yet someone wants
her dead. After barely escaping a kidnapping, she turns to a stranger with a reputation for protecting the innocent.

Restell Gardner agrees to protect
her and track down her would-be abductors. Everything points to a case of mistaken identity, until the second attempt on Emma's life. Restell makes
a hasty proposal as he slowly starts
to unravel the mystery surrounding
her abduction -- one full of scandal, madness and betrayal. (Zebra, Sep., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Maria Ferrer

Publisher: Zebra

Published: September 2007

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