"The awesome author's best work to date"
In 1880 while attending a decadent party, Lord Martin
Kestrel realizes he loves his daughter's governess, Abigail
Perry. He immediately leaves for London to propose
marriage. A stunned Abigail says no and vanishes before
Martin can persuade her otherwise.
Martin cannot find Abigail until a letter from her great
aunt arrives. He visits her relative who sends him to meet
Ian and Hannah MacLeod on the Isle of Skye where Martin
demands to see Abigail who informs him that she is actually
Harriet MacLeod, an English spy assigned to protect his
daughter and him. An angry Martin, already filled with
mistrust after the infidelity of his deceased wife, calls
Harriet a liar before leaving. However, she finds that she
needs his services to gain entry to a house where her
brother might be held prisoner. He accepts the job only if
she agrees to be his mistress during the scenario, making a
permanent relationship even less likely between them.
Susan Sizemore is known for her strong historical
novels, but her current tale, TOO WICKED TO MARRY, may be
the awesome author's best work to date. This exciting
Victorian romantic intrigue stars a gender-bending heroine
assigned to protect the lead male protagonist and a strong
support cast. With a refreshing action-jammed story line
for the ensemble to star in, Ms. Sizemore provides one of
the best historical tales of the year.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 1, 2001