Genevieve Kent (first seen in The Prisoner) and her unforgettable family of urchins reappear in this utterly delightful romance starring her brother, the irresistible ex-thief Jack Kent.

Jack's concerns about his fledgling shipping company are put aside when he attends a society wedding.

When the bride, American heiress Amelia Belford, decides to bolt and climbs out a window, Jack rescues her, spiriting her away in his carriage. Jack agrees to help Amelia locate the young man she loves and protect her from her irate family. He has no idea what he is getting into…

After a sojourn in London, where Amelia is lured to a ball where her parents are set to grab her and force her into the planned marriage, Jack whisks her away to Scotland. There she is immediately adopted by his eccentric, lovable family. Now she just has to get Jack to admit his love for her.

The heart and soul of THE WEDDING ESCAPE is the unforgettable, likable cast of characters, from Jack and Amelia to Genevieve, Oliver and the rest of the Kent clan. You'll be utterly captivated by the charm of this winning love story and Monk's ability to craft a humorous tale tinged with poignancy. SENSUAL (Mar., 400 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin