"A fun romp"
In Scotland, sixteen interfering, muscular and fearsome
MacFearson uncles insure that none of her suitors meets the
different criteria set by each one of Melissa MacGregor's
caring relatives. To help Melissa find a spouse, her
parents (stars of LOVE ME FOREVER) pry her away from the
well meaning crowd and plan to send her to London.
Before leaving her family on her adventure, Melissa
spends time with her younger cousins at a pond. Not long
afterward, Viscount Lincoln Barnett, just home from two
decades of family enforced exile, rides by the pond.
Lincoln and Melissa react positively towards one another.
However, in a bloodthirsty feeding frenzy, her uncles go
bongos when they learn that Lincoln is Melissa's choice.
They remember an incident two decades ago when he behaved
like a berserker so now they plan to keep this lunatic away
from their beloved niece. They might contain Lincoln, but
when it comes to love Melissa is fiercer than any other
THE PURSUIT is a humorous historical romance that
contains a fast-paced story line. Though quite amusing,
the tale also comprises a deep dysfunctional yet poignant
relationship between Lincoln and his mother. Fans will
have to get over the fact that the doting uncles truly hold
an incident that they helped cause when Lincoln was ten
against him as anecdotal evidence that the lead protagonist
is dangerous. Though the tension is between the couple and
her uncles (as opposed to that of the lead protagonists),
the tale remains a fine sequel to Johanna Lindsey's LOVE ME
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 31, 2002
It was to be a grand adventure for Melissa MacGregor -- an
escape from the wilds of her Scottish home into the whirl of
the London social season, and far from the stifling
protectiveness of her mother's sixteen strapping, somewhat
bumbling brothers, six of whom are named Ian. There the
bewitching lass is sure to find a suitable husband who will
not be intimidated by her suspicious uncles and who is more
appealing than the many local suitors whom her uncles have
already deemed unworthy. But before she begins her pursuit
of a new life, Melissa is distracted by an intriguing
gentleman stranger she encounters on her grandfather's
Lincoln Ross Burnett is no stranger to Scotland, however.
The seventeenth Viscount Cambury, Lincoln once called this
fair land home -- until as a boy of twelve he was sent away
to live with relatives in London after his father's death.
To stay would surely have meant his own demise, for a bitter
feud was raging around him, marking young Lincoln as a
target of a brutal gang of "savages" who went by the name
Now as he restlessly roams the countryside he so loved as a
child, Lincoln can feel the anger and bitterness returning
-- only to be dispelled by the beauty of the lady who stands
before him. Though they part after but a few spoken words,
the damage has been done: Lincoln's heart has been claimed
forever, and he will never be complete again until Melissa
MacGregor is his bride.
Though destiny is carrying them along separate paths,
Lincoln knows he will pursue Melissa to London ... and to
the ends of the earth, if necessary. But ties of blood and
duty have made his heart's obsession with the enchanting
beauty not only desperate but quite dangerous. For the woman
Lincoln must have is the niece of those who, even now, are
sworn to his destruction, and who are willing to dog his
every step, even following two yearning souls fated to be
lovers into the glittering world of the London ton. The
longtime feud is raging hotter than ever before -- and even
the irresistible shared passion of Lincoln and Melissa may
not be powerful enough to withstand its devastating fire.