"A Must-read story with has a little of everything"
In the land of Alanadon, a family with debts "convinces"
the only male member to contract a two-year marriage to
make enough money to pay off the debts left to them by
their parents. Thomas, barely a man and already named the
finest warrior in all of Alanadon, has no urge to marry
anyone, especially a stranger he feels he's being sold to.
Lady Evelyn of Silvadale is unaccustomed to running an
estate. After a rift with her family, she left to pursue
a career in the ISB (a government intelligence agency).
She was called home to rule after her parents and brother
died. Now, to keep her home, she has to produce a
bloodline child. After seeing Thomas in battle, she
decided that only a man as chivalrous as he was good
enough to father her children.
Kidnapped on his way to his own wedding and held for
ransom, Thomas finds himself rescued by the lovely Lupa
and her band of protectors, educated in the lady he is to
marry, and wanting more in life than a temporary
marriage. He wants a permanent arrangement like his
parents had. Luckily, he finds that Lady Evelyn is just
his type (and is just as agreeable to such an arrangement).
A year later, a very pregnant Evelyn is kidnapped in an
effort to steal her estate. It's up to Thomas, Martin
(Evelyn's right-hand man and another former ISB
operative), and Emma (one of Thomas' sisters--an
accomplished midwife) to get her back before her child is
born and they lose all chance to save Evelyn and the baby.
At this point, the book goes from good to one of the
best. The courtship between Thomas and Evelyn is nothing
compared to the courtship of Martin and Emma (a woman so
mistreated by her former fiancÚ that she has given up on
sex, love, and anything having to do with men). Can
Martin, long held as a legendary lover, change her mind?
And, does he just want a fling or much more from Emma?
The book has a little of everything. It's hysterically
funny. The birth scene is a perfect testament to Lady
Evelyn. It's touching. The characters are real and
engaging. Even the secondary characters have great life
stories, especially Lupa's band of vigilantes. It's a
definite keeper and a must-read!
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Posted June 6, 2003