"Powerful early Victorian romance"
Bow St. Chief Sir Ross Cannon hides behind his desk to
conceal his erection caused by the visit of Sophia Sydney.
He pats himself on the back for holding a rationale
conversation with Sophia though his hormones rage out of
control. Sophia has applied for the Bow St. assistant
clerking job, but Ross says no as the position is male
only. He offers her a housekeeping position, but Sydney
says both or none. Ross known as a monk for his celibacy
allows his desires to decide and agrees to a one month
Sydney blames the death of her younger brother on Ross, the
magistrate who sent him to die in prison. However, the
cold hearted villain with no room for compassion inside the
law is not what Ross is. She realizes he is a kind
individual who tempers justice and the law. As they fall
in love, her deceased brother casts a specter on any
permanent relationship between them.
Lady Sophia's Lover is a powerful early Victorian romance
that provides a deep descriptive panorama of the era. The
story line contains erotic scenes that are deftly written
in as part of the fast-paced plot and not used to shock the
audience. Ross is a great protagonist filled with passion
and courage, but Sydney acts out of character at times as
she occasionally seems weak for someone so brave. The rest
of the cast is three dimensional and their roles propel the
powerful plot. Lisa Kleypas provides a wonderful novel
that will return the author to all the best selling lists.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 11, 2002