"Futuristic Scarlet Pimpernel"

While almost a futuristic Scarlet Pimpernel, but instead of rescuing people, Lucien Charbonneau was plotting the galactic revolution. In his many disguises: an intergalactic gun runner, an outrageous revolutionary, a gentle nobleman, or a fop, Lucien always managed to look out for his wayward and headstrong wife.

Alexandra Fallon escaped the night of her dynastic marriage to the fop Lucien Charbonneau. Trying to complete her late father's dream, she and her maid fall from one adventure into another, always meeting men with a nagging familiarity.

THE BLACK ROSE is a sensual romp - I enjoyed meeting each rendition of Lucien, although I did start to think of him as poor Lucien *G*. He seemed to always be one step behind Alexandra - whether chasing her after her ingenious escape from the forced marriage (and that was an interesting scene) to trying to assist her as she was being stalked by her family, the galactic government secret police and it seemed EVERYONE.

Actually enjoyed this book. It provided an hour of light reading and a couple of fun lunches. No comment on the cover. The lovemaking in zero gs is GREAT!!

Sara Reyes /December,2000
Copyright 2000 for PNR Reviews

Reviewed by S J Reyes
Posted November 4, 2001


I enjoyed being introduced to the Dominion in Heart's Prey,

and the continuation of this society in The Black Rose was

fun to follow.


The Black Rose
by Jan Zimlich

Love Spell
June 1, 2000
Available: November 4, 2006
ISBN #0505523841
EAN #9780505523846
368 pages
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Jan Zimlich

The Shadow Prince
Heart's Prey
Not Quite Paradise

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