What a marvelous read! I was so surprised to find that this book was published by Harlequin. My impression has always been that Harlequin books are inferior. I'm happy to admit that, in this case, I was wrong. Landon has drawn truly memorable, likeable characters. Their relationship is fraught with misunderstandings as the two childhood acquaintances get to know one another again as adults. But, those misunderstandings are not frustrating to read, as is often the case in other books. Landon is such a skillful writer that she develops their relationship in a slow but satisfying way, allowing the reader to understand each of the characters better while the characters themselves are learning more about each other as well. Landon also moves plot along quickly with lots of intrigue and adventure. Very, very good read.
Short, easy, fun read set in London 1473.
The time had come...duty called. Bound by his word, Sir Fergus Melrose would honor his betrothal, but first he must claim his betrothed...
His task wouldn't be easy. Lady Nicola Coldyngham was no longer the young lass who had worshipped his every move. Nor, since he'd spurned her childish love, was she willing to give up her heart so easily again.
Her defiance became his challenge--a challenge he was unable to resist. Spurred on by the promise of her fiery beauty, this was one contest Sir Fergus Melrose had every intention of winning.