I picked this book up because I liked something contemporary that was written by this author. There were a few interesting plot twists in this book, but most of the action was heavily contrived and predictable. Within pages of the abduction we know the heroine is concealing "weak lungs" and low and behold - she gets very sick. Some similar revealing lead-ins. Not a great book, maybe stick with contemporary books where she can do edgier writing.
from the back cover:
kidnapping a novice from her convent was only one sin among his many, Lucian Barret mused, but in desiring his brother's intended bride the offense gree darker. Twas much to atone for, true. Why then did his passion for melissande seem so pure and fated ... and right?
Mere weeks before her final vows as a nun, Melissande Deverell found herself held fast in the arms of lucian barret, her childhood companion. The idyllic visisons of marriage to his brother he claimed were her destiny did little to calm her. For Lucian was now a warior of great prowess-and compelling sensual charm that bestirred her cloistered heart to things forbidden.