"Scrapes abound in this hilarious romp!"
Belle Winston is not the usual simpering maiden you would
normally find in a historical romance. She can gamble, ride
and shoot with the best of them, thanks to her stepfather
Nabob Lydgate. So she's simply furious when her supposed
fiancé leaves her at a house party when they have an
argument. That's where she meets Stephan Kirkton.
Stephan's biggest problem is he was born on the wrong side
of the blanket. He became engaged to a woman to give him
respectability but unfortunately she broke the engagement.
Now he's trying to drown his sorrows and Belle just may be
the person to help. After all she is a light skirt, isn't
As Stephan and Belle get to know each other, Stephan has
decided that he must save Belle from scandal by marrying
her as quickly as possible. The problem is that Belle
doesn't want to be saved or married. What can Stephan do to
As Belle and Stephan ride across England for the Scottish
border in order to be wed, they encounter all sorts of
adventures. Will they ever reach Scotland and be married?
That remains to be seen.
I do so appreciate Melanie Jackson's dry wit in her books
but this one just had me holding my sides from laughing so
hard. The scrapes Stephan and Belle find themselves in
would try the patience of a saint. This excellent romp had
me swiftly turning pages in order to number one see what
they would get into and out of next and number two see how
Melanie Jackson would end this magnificent story!
Reviewed by Kathy Boswell
Posted April 4, 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006