"Exhilarating Bedwyn Regency romance"
In 1815 Brussels, many English aristocrats arrive in the
city to be near loved ones getting ready to fight against
Napoleon who has returned to Paris. Also in town is
thirty year old Austrian Gervase Ashford. At a party,
Gervase finds himself attracted to eighteen years old Lady
Morgan Bedwyn, but knows she is too young for him until
he learns that she is the sister of Wulfric, a man he
hates for making him flee England in shame nine years
ago. He wonders if he can attain vengeance through the
sister and plans to find out.
Gervase displays wit and intelligence to Morgan, who finds
him quite attracive from the first sensual waltz they
share. As they become acquainted, he keeps her safe when
the French assault the city. As Morgan mourns her missing
and presumed dead brother, she and Gervase fall in love.
However, once Gervase's "Cherie" learns the truth about
his original deception, will she ever be able to trust his
vows of love again?
The fourth Bedwyn Regency romance is an exhilarating tale
that brings to life Western Europe during the final stages
of Napoleon's comeback. The story line is loaded with
action though it takes a bit too long to learn why Gervase
detests his beloved's brother. Morgan is a young delight
who brings out the best in everyone she meets. Sub-genre
fans that have missed this series will be more than just
slightly miffed at themselves as Mary Balogh has written
fabulous tales worth reading.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 6, 2003