|A MOST RECKLESS LADY|
by SANDY HINGSTON
| From Publishers Weekly|
Shades of Anastasia haunt Hingston's lengthy but lively debut for Dell, a historical set in war-torn Russia and Regency England. Lucas Strathmere, earl of Somerleigh, honors his dying friend's cryptic request that he find a Russian girl named Tatiana. She's beautiful, but Lucas is baffled by the point of his mission. When Tatiana's village is burned and her parents and fianc? killed, Lucas is clear on only one thingAsomeone else wants Tatiana dead. Now responsible for Tatiana's welfare, Lucas returns to Dorset and turns Tat over to his mother, who passes her off as a long-lost relative. The events following their arrival, such as preparing for a season with the ton, attending opulent balls, and deception, are standard Regency fare. Still, while building to her satisfying conclusion involving the discovery of Tat's true parentage, Hingston strikes a perfect balance of history, modulated characters and snappy dialogue that is what all romance should aspire to beAtransporting.
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From Literary Times
He rescued her only to wish he'd never met her... Lucas Kimball Strathmere found himself in Russia again for one reason only, to grant the wish of a dead friend. His sense of honor leads him to the doorstep of a young woman named Tatiana. The Russian beauty seems safe enough, betrothed and planning her wedding. But then destruction and death descend, forcing Lucas to leave Russia and take Tatiana with him. Having lost everyone and everything she held dear, Tatiana blames Lucas. Ensconced in... read more
He was her guardian. But could he protect her from her own reckless desire--for him?
A most reckless encounter...
Without warning, Lucas Strathmere's horse threw him into a snowdrift--at the feet of the most beautiful creature he'd ever seen. So this was Tatiana, the peasant girl he'd risked his life to find. Clad in breeches, she had the bearing of a duchess and the unbridled sensuality of a peasant. Not even Lucas, Earl of Somerleigh, could imagine the consequences as he swept her to England, determined to transform her into a lady fit for the ton . . . and uncover the mystery of her past.
A most reckless passion...
She'd learn a proper lady's ways, wear a proper lady's stays--all the better to turn her disapproving guardian into a very improper gentleman indeed. As Tatiana conquered Brighton and brought the randy Prince Regent to his knees, suddenly everything changed: Someone was following her, someone who knew the truth about her past. And even Lucas couldn't protect her--or himself--from the greatest danger of all: flashfire desire, and the scandal she courted in his arms. . . .
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