One of the best historical romances I've read in a loooonng time; makes history interesting. This book would make a great movies - it has believeable characters, romance, action, mystery - I loved it.
"They have to know the truth Before it is too late" Those were the half -naked stranger's only words as he opened his eyes,looked into her soul,then lost consciousness in the shallow tidal pool. Annaleah Fairchilde,heiress and noble-woman ,soon learned the identity of the man she saved: Emory Althorpe,adventurer,accused traitor,and Napoleon's spy.Even as she bound under the spell of a man handsome as the devil,sent to her by fate.
He remembered nothing. Only the need tjo escape. Emory Althorpe was wanted for treason,yet his only hope was a shadowy memory hovering just beyond his grasp,and beautiful Anna,who aroused unexpected passions. He had no choice but to abduct her, needing her to gain access to London's ballrooms,where he could prove his innocence. Together they raced into the face of danger, determined to find the key to his past and live -or die-together,as destiny decreed.....
Easy reading, good escape book. It may sweep you away . . .for a while anyway!
historical romance by my favorite author. about a scoundrel who remembers nothing about his past, but knows he wants the woman who's saved him.
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Highly recommended, February 4, 2001
Reviewer: Firat CINGI (Istanbul, Maslak Turkey) - See all my reviews
At first, I passed by SWEPT AWAY because the cover misled me. It looks like the cover of one of those contemporary women's fiction novels that I don't enjoy. But inside is just the sort of story I really likea Regency-period historical, with a great romance, a heart-stopping plot, and real historical characters. In most romances set in this period, Napoleon is a distant tyrant. In this book, he actually appears.
The heroine, Annaleah Fairchilde, discovers on the beach a half-drowned, mostly naked man. He is, of course, well-built, good-looking, bearing the scars of physical torture, and missing his memory. He is also being hunted as a traitor to England, responsible for Napoleon's escape from Elba and suspected of a plot to save Napoleon from exile to St. Helena. Annaleah has good reason to believe he may be innocent, mostly because of the endorsement of her aunt, who knew him as a boy. She becomes involved in his attempt to find out the truth about himself and to end the nefarious doings of the real traitor.
If you like a complex plot, well developed with all the secrets revealed at just the right time, you will enjoy this book. If you like a romance laced with sexual tension and interesting encounters, you will enjoy it. If you like historicals that touch on real events, you will enjoy it. It was a book that I had difficulty putting down.