A desert isle keeper for all romance fans. Wonderful dialogue between the tortured hero and an unconventional spinster in 19th century England.
This starts out strong, flags in the middle but ends strong. I really liked emotionally tortured Lord Jonathan Devoran St. George. He's an adventurer but his family just doesn't understand his need to roam. Upon his return to England, a twist of fate puts Anne Marsh in his sights. Jack is very smooth and even after breaking into her house, convinces her to travel with him. For a young English miss engaged to be married (to someone else), it all goes downhill from there. Anne lets down her guard and converses with Jack as an equal which, of course, gets her in serious trouble. Their travels and their "night of sin" are tedious and boring. Once they arrive at his ancestral home, the action heats up again, and the story finishes strong. Not the best I've read by Julia Ross but not the worst either.
enjoyable romance with a twist of eastern sensuality
An exceptional love story of a man searching for his soul and a woman trying to reconcile religious upbringing with the "wantoness" of her heart. Can't wait to read Ryder's story.
Excellent book and great story.
Years of roaming the Far East have forged Lord Johnathan Devoran St. George into an intrepid, solitary world traveler, estranged from family and homeland. Yet the theft of a precious fossil has forced Jack back to England. It seems the thief has slipped the bounty to an unsuspecting young woman. Seconds later, the man is murdered--and Anne Marsh becomes the killer's next target.
A perlious guardian angel, Jack sweeps Anne off to his ancestral estate--all in the guise of protecting her. Engaged to another, she's never met anyone like WIld Lord Jack. Trapped in this handsome aristocrat's company, why not seize the chance to learn something new about the world, about love, about wickedness?