"warm historical novel"
In 1848 Earl Jared Westbrooke decides to take a breather
form his work at the Home Office to go home to see his
wife Alexandria. The day after her father died, he
married her eighteen months ago in Alexandria and left her
five minutes after exchanging vows. He expects to make
love with her for the first time because he needs an
heir. Once he is through with her, he will go on his next
mission, making inquiries on the coast involving smuggling
of guns into famine-ravaged Ireland.
When he reaches his home, he finds paying guests staying
at his lodge. His wife apparently is hosting a fishing
tournament and making a lot of money from her customers.
He wonders what she is doing with the money. When she
fails to recognize him, he goes underground to learn if
she is helping the smugglers take weapons to the Irish.
Though the audience will have some problems with Jared's
neglectful behavior, fans will gain much pleasure from
this delightful Victorian romance. The lead protagonists
are an interesting couple as he hides the truth of his
identity while she keeps secret her activities. With a
fine story line, THE PLEASURE OF HER KISS is a warm
historical novel that readers will enjoy.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 1, 2003