Another great Layton story with recurring characters from "Return of the Earl" and "Alas, My Love." Daffyd Reynard, handsome, reckless, half-gypsy, "adopted" son of the Earl of Egremont, assists Margaret Shaw, respectable governess in a wealthy household, in tracking down her runaway seventeen-year-old charge.............
A very pleasant read, though not a keeper for me. The chemistry between hero/heroine is more warm than sizzling. This is a "road" romance; hero and heroine are both searching for the same person and they end up traveling together thru most of the bk. The bk has a slower pace to it, which suited it well.
Daffyd is a interesting hero. Meg is a bit of an idiot, but at least she knows shes doing something idiotic.
A reputation in ruins . Lovely Meg Shaw is a respectable governess in a wealthy household -- and it is her duty to bring her charge safely home when the headstrong heiress runs away. But the perils for a young woman alone on dark English country roads pale before the dangers posed by Daffyd Reynard -- a dashing, reckless gentleman with gypsy blood, who shadows Meg's every step.A heart at risk . An infuriating scoundrel, Daffyd has his own reasons for wanting to join Meg on her journey -- though scandal will certainly ensue if she's discovered in the company of the ton'smost notorious black sheep. Yet something powerful and inexplicable -- something more than a need for safety in the night -- is drawing Meg into his bold and brash arms. And her good name may well be the price she must pay for surrendering to the sweet temptation of her untamed gypsy lover .