"A seductive tale"
In 1816 Yorkshire, the Earl of Braven, better known as
Brave, risks his life and rescues Rachel Ashton from
drowning in the nearby river. He takes her to his home
Wyck's End so they both can dry off and warm up from their
debacle. Rachel informs her savior that her abusive
stepfather Sir Henry Westhaver plans to sell Rachel to the
highest bidder by marrying her to fifty something, obese
lecher Viscount Charlton.
Brave decides a marriage of convenience will save both
he and Rachel. He would be removed from the dreaded
available bachelor list and thus enable him to hide his
broken heart received from a previous relationship. She
would be free of her odious stepfather and his even more
despicable groom. However, his concept goes awry as Rachel
and Brave fall in love, but is he really brave enough to
take the plunge into a loving relationship?
Though the story line of this Regency romance follows
sub-genre lines, the humorous exchanges between the lead
protagonists make the tale quite entertaining. The story
line is fun as Brave and Rachel banter on anything while
struggling with an attraction and a love that he never
expected. Kathryn Smith provides the audience with A
SEDUCTIVE OFFER of reading pleasure.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 16, 2001