This story is very intensely focused on the restrictive limits placed
on marriageable parties in Victorian England. There is fun in watching the vast differences between "Miss Prissy Brit" and the "cowboy from Texas" shift to an independent, loving relationship.
References the Victorian passion for women's archery competitions. Really, who knew?
I really liked this story. Vulnerable alpha male, alot of conflict. Lots of interesting historical detail tossed in.
An OK read. Great hero, heroine was initially interesting. Not as good at The Proposition or Beast. If I'd reviewed the book at the end of the first half, I would have given it four stars. But the second half "Part 2" just didn't work for me. The heroine became more and more unlikeable, and you couldn't help but feel sad and sorry for the hero, the way she treated him was horrible. And strangely, Judith Ivory wrote the denouement of the story to be about him needing to resolve something - rather than her (or at least both of them). I was dismayed.
Further dismaying was the number of typographical errors in the book. Distracting to see "offs" instead of "off" or "mean" instead of "men". Typos, not grammatical errors or malapropisms. Just lack of proofreading. A shame.
A brash Texan meets a strait-laced noble beauty.
Nice quick read and kept me interested.
I love a wel-written romance novel that has plenty of humor and competition involved.
Lady Lydia Bedford-Browne's small rebellion becomes the adventure of her life, when her coach crashes and leaves her stranded on the treacherous Dartmoor with the only other passenger: a rugged, disarmingly attractive Texan named Sam Cody. Sam's slow, melodic drawl and dark, hypnotic eyes tempt Lydia in ways she never thought possible. But dare the lord's daughter loosen her proper English restraints any further?
Foul luck has caused the dashing American millionaire to miss his own weeing to an unforgiving bride...for the second time! Worse still, he's stuck in the middle of nowhere with a straight-laced noble beauty. But there is an unmistakable spark of courage, sensuality, and wild passion beneath Liddy's prim exterior, daring Sam to pursue even further what his heart and his soul now desperately desire - even though both the Texan's and the lady's vastly different worlds will be rocked if they dare surrender to...