Though he had half the women in England at his feet, criminally handsome Alain Devenish had at the ripe old age of thirty-three eluded all the trappings of matrimony. Perhaps it was his devotion to his ward, Miss Josie Storm, the irresistible little minx he'd rescued from gypsy captors. Who would have guessed such a tragic waif would become such a beautiful lady? With suitors lined up offering for Josies hand, Don Juan Devenish was suddenly feeling less like a parent and more like a jealous lover. A situation Mis Josie Storm found most agreeable indeed.
Even though the concept is a bit far fetched, I still enjoyed this Patricia Veryan book. She has such a witty style and involves you in her characters so that you are rooting for them the whole time. It is better if you read her other books first so that you know who the characters are, but still good all by itself.