Saturday, 19 September 2009

Review - Lady Notorious by Jo Beverley

Review of Lady Notorious by Jo Beverley

Lady Notorious, aka My Lady Notorious was my first Jo Beverly book and coincidentally is the first in the feted Malloren series. Ms Beverley fascinates the reader with this tale set in Georgian England bringing to life characters you are eager to pursue well beyond the confines of this one book.

Returning from the Peninsular wars, Cyn Malloren, recovering from the effects of a fever is bored by the constant attentions of his family and when waylaid by a highwayman, whom he soon realises is no man but a beautiful girl in disguise, decides to relieve his boredom by playing into her hands. Thus begins an adventure of discovery, intrigue and passion.

Lady Chastity Ware is desperate to help her widowed sister and baby travel to a safe haven and is unprepared for her arrogant captive’s intervention in her plans. Nonetheless, the sexual tension between the two carries the story forward at such a pace that you are left breathless at their daring and intrigued by each twist and turn in their story.

As with all Ms Beverley’s novels, Cyn and Chastity’s story races to an explosive and satisfying conclusion, leaving the reader eager to read more in this wonderful series.

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