McFalls' descriptive language
transports readers to another time
and place in this well-constructed,
emotionally satisfying story. While
the characters are vividly rendered,
the heroine can be irritating in her extreme bid for independence.

Lady Iona has spent her whole life decorously, and where has that gotten her? Her father plans to wed her to her cousin, Byron Lovington, who she loves as a brother. But Iona longs for a life of independence, where she can indulge in her passion of creating sculptures. In order to escape her fate, Iona propositions Lord Nathan Wynter for lessons in adventure and self-assertion.

Nathan wishes to mend his roguish reputation and get back into his family's good graces. He will never accomplish this if he brings ruin to Lady Iona's good name. During their adventures, Nathan realizes his deep feelings for Iona. Can he convince her to make the leap from co-conspirator to wife? (, dl $6.49)
Reviewed by: 
Keitha Hart