"A steamy hot romance"
In 1819, Lady Kate Beverredge consoles her distraught best
friend Phoebe Claringworth over the death of her three-year-
old son and unborn daughter. Phoebe is lucky to be alive
though she might think otherwise as her husband was DUI
causing the coach to crash killing him and their two
children. Vowing she will never again be under the thumb
of a male, Phoebe cuts off her hair.
Three years later, Mr. Philip "Phizz" Marston is considered
the heir apparent to Brummell as the arbiter of style.
When aristocratic farmer David Hervey sees Phizz for the
first time ever, he wonders about himself, as he cannot
keep his eyes off the man. When Mr. Marston leaves, David
can't forget him. This somewhat disturbs David because he
has always favored women and has a near adult son born out
of wedlock. Soon David realizes why he is so attracted to
a male, as Mr. Marston is actually a masquerading female.
David begins to "court" Phoebe, disguised as Mr. Marston.
Soon they fall in love, but he must persuade her that they
belong together beyond just the pleasures of the flesh as
she knows the tyranny of marriage.
This is an entertaining Regency romance starring a
delightful lead protagonist and an intrepid heroine. The
reactions of Mr. Marston and Lord David upon first seeing
one another is priceless, especially that of the confused
earl. Though his learning of a plot to harm her seems
stretched, fans will appreciate this charming tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2003