Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-04-04
- Reviewer: Staff
Sloane's delightful debut Regency features a spirited heroine and a daring leading man. Lady Lucinda Grey is surprised when William Randall, duke of Clairemont and a notorious rogue and heartbreaker, begins courting her. Little does she know that "Iron Will" is actually a member of the Corinthians, a top-secret English spy agency, and assigned to protect her from a kidnap plot masterminded by notorious French assassin Antoine Garenne. Lucinda only agrees to suffer Will's company because he promises her a prize racing horse, but soon she comes to see the man beyond the rumors and he learns to admire her spirit. The danger and misunderstandings all come undone in an action-filled climactic scene. Though veteran romance readers will not find the characters and plot particularly original, they will nonetheless be charmed by the opulent details and happy ending. (June)