Image of As Luck Would Have It


Image of As Luck Would Have It

Brimming with humor and tenderness, Johnson's debut is a joyous book from
a bright new star.

After years of globe-trotting with her father, Miss Sophie Everton returns to England to discover her cousin has embezzled the family fortune. Now in need of money and a husband, the intrepid miss takes an assignment from Prinny to spy on members of the ton.

Confirmed bachelor and undercover agent Alexander, the Duke of Rockeforte, is assigned to monitor Sophie. They meet when her carriage careens out of control and he pulls her from the wreckage. One look at Sophie and Alexander is not averse to his mission. That Sophie gets into one accident after another and always escapes harm doesn't deter him. When she combines her spying with husband-hunting, Alexander places himself at the top of her list. Now they're in real trouble, not only from suspected traitors, but from the desire that rises between them. (Leisure, Oct., 303 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin