"A Rgency novel that is creative"
Even winning an estate at cards from Lord Barrett turns
into another losing chapter in his life for Gabriel
Sinclair. He left England in disgrace and just recently
returned to win the estate only to have Barrett send thugs
after him because dead men not only don't tell tales, they
also fail to collect debts. The timely appearance of a
coach near the theater alley where he had been accosted
saves his life.
Psyche Hill thinks Gabriel is an actor that she has
hired to masquerade as her fiancÈ. Though an heiress, her
uncle holds her purse strings unless she marries. However,
Uncle Wilfred has always managed to drive away her suitors
because he plans to have his niece marry his son. The
dynamics of relationships change when Psyche introduces
Gabriel to Wilfred as her intended. Intrigued by her and
needing a haven, Gabriel plays the part of someone in love,
which he soon realizes is not a role anymore.
Placing aside the name of the lead female character,
DEAR IMPOSTOR is a puissant Regency romance that employs
action and humor to add depth to an alluring story line.
The plot works because the reader can see the transition of
Gabriel from bumbling ham into ardent lover at the same
time Psyche changes too. The support cast adds intrigue
and danger to a fine tuned mix that will send sub-genre
fans soaring with Nicole Byrd's engaging historical romance.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 16, 2001