"A fun to read Regency tale"
Like her five siblings, Freyja Bedwyn enjoys independence,
freedom, and adventure, the very traits that the Ton
in a woman. Still with four wild brothers as role models,
Freyja does her own thing in spite of the aristocracy
frowning at her scandalous behavior. His family believes
needs to be married, a state they ignored until he gained
the title when his uncle passed away. However, as he
his grandmama in Bath, Lord Joshua Moore is tired of his
family's effort to find him a wife.
While Joshua flees the latest matchmaking machination, he
meets and pleads with an amused Freyja to hide him. When
they talk, he offers her a deal. She pretends to be his
fiancee so that he can have a little relief from the
marriage mart and she can use that cloak to go on an
adventure. Freyja accepts. However, neither Freyja nor
Joshua expected to fall in love, an emotion putting a cramp
on what they thought they desired.
The third "Slightly" Regency romance is a fun tale
by two strong, stubborn, yet seductive stars. The story
line is amusing, as neither Freyja nor Joshua wants to fall
in love. Though in many ways, Freyja is a female version
her brother Rannulf (see SLIGHTLY WICKED), fans of Mary
Balogh, the sub-genre, or just a delightful entertaining
novel will appreciate this fine tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 25, 2003
Growing up with four powerful brothers has made Lady Freyja
Bedwyn far bolder than most society ladies. From feisty
manner to long, tumbling hair, Freyja is pure fire, a woman
who seeks both adventure and freedom.
Adventure soon finds her on the way to Bath, when a
handsome stranger bursts into her inn room in the middle of
the night and entreats her to hide him. He is Joshua Moore,
Marquess of Hallmere, a man with a hell-raising reputation
of his own.
They meet again in Bath, where sparks fly as two strong
wills clash and each tries to best the other. But when
Joshua needs sudden rescue from the matchmaking schemes of
his aunt, it is Freyja to whom he turns because he knows
that only she is reckless enough to engage in a fake
betrothal with him for the sheer fun of it.
And fun it is until the Duke of Bewcastle, Freyja's eldest
brother, learns of the betrothal. And until passion
blindsides them both. And until a danger more deadly than
marriage threatens Joshua. While he tries desperately to
preserve his freedom--in more ways than one--Freyja tries
just as determinedly not to lose her heart--again.
But there is no doubt about the fact that it admirably
suits both Freyja and Joshua to be caught up together in
something very slightly scandalous...