"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
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