"Interesting Regency romance"
In 1811 English spy Derrick Jamison and American
painter Elizabeth Blackthorne are attracted to one another,
but his assignment for the crown keeps them apart. Besides
which they ran in different circles as she is a noted
bohemian reputed to pose nude while he is a foppish
aristocrat. Though both want it, nothing comes of their
first encounter in Washington DC.
They next meet in Naples where they fall into each
other's arms and make love. However, not long afterward,
pirates capture Beth and sell her to the dey of Algiers so
though not a virgin she can join his harem. Derrick
manages to rescue her, but their adventures have just begun
even as that initial attraction turns to love.
WANTON ANGEL is such a non-stop action thriller that
readers will need oxygen to keep up with the frantic pace.
However, the cost of all the action is that the characters
are not quite developed so that the audience never
understands Beth's attitudes on life, so different from her
peers. Still Shirl Henke knows how to spin a heated tale
so that Regency fans will enjoy a change of pace caper
after caper tale that never slows down until the final safe
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 10, 2002