Only a foolacted on emotion, but that was exactly what the Marquess of Andover had done when he allowed a mysterious beauty lure him to her home. No sooner had he decided she was the most appealing female he'd ever met, than the young lady drew a pistol and demanded he confess to the abduction of her missing cousin.
During her first and probably only season, someone boldly entered Charlotte's bedroom and abducted the lass. Her cousin Emma Wakefield feels a bit guilty because she arranged for Charlotte to have her season amidst the Ton. Used to taking care of everyone, Emma decides she is capable of rescuing her relative. She concludes that the Marquess of Andover is the most likely culprit as they were to attend his ball next week and rumor has it that he killed his fiancee six years ago.
Emma persuades the Marquess, Sebastian St. Clair, to share a tryst with her. However, instead of kisses, she incarcerates him in her cellar, but he escapes and informs his hostess that he will uncover the identity of the cad and rescue Charlotte. Emma insists on coming with him, but though attracted to one another from the start, neither one anticipated falling in love. However, she has a secret that once revealed will end their relationship before it flourishes.
DANGEROUS is an exciting, action-packed Regency romantic suspense that never slows down as Emma and Sebastian search for Charlotte. The story line combines typical sub-genre elements with a solid amateur sleuth investigative tale including a final intriguing twist. The lead couple is a pleasure to observe while the support cast grants the audience the opportunity to see the stars up front and personal, and even distorted by the author Austen (not that one silly). Debra Dier has furbished her fans with a strong novel that readers will appreciate.
Only a fool acted on emotion, but that was exactly what the Marquess of Andover had done when he allowed a mysterious beauty to lure him to her home. No sooner had he decided she was the most appealing female he'd ever met than the young lady drew a pistol and demanded he confess to the abduction of her missing cousin.
As a confirmed spinster who had handled her family's affairs for years, Emma Wakefield felt she was more than equal to the task of apprehending her cousin's kidnapper. But when the marquess escaped from her cellar and appeared in her bedroom, insisting that he would find the true culprit, Emma knew the tables had turned. For the first time, her life was quite out of control, and unless she could resist his potent sensuality, this adventure promised to become deliciously...Dangerous