"Charmy, sexy, wonderful"
This is my first book by Zoe Archer--won't be the last.
Zowie! What a wonderfully original tale. Ian Blackpool and
Sophie Andrews are heart-steallers. Their romance sizzles,
but it's not just the hot love story, its the depth of
these wonderful characters that held me mesmerized.
Sophie is one of those dreadful bluestocking in the Regency
period, when women were little more than servants or
bobbles on a man's arm. However, Sophie would have none of
it. Her mother wants Sophie married, but she has little
interest in men that won't appreaciate her mind as well as
her body, and they want little to do with a woman who loves
stalking the wild fungi!
In pursuit of a new fungus, Sophie stumbles upon Ian
Blackpool. Our lad has a lot on his mind, but Mr. Tall and
Sexy has a yearning to discover if there is really a thing
called love, and Sophie seems just what he needs for
his "experiment". From a meddling mother to a beloved
uncle, Archer conjures well-drawn characters to thrill and
The novel -- to quote the late Robert Palmer - is simply
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted February 23, 2007