Jove, May 2002, 6.99, 368 pp.
By 1822, Circe Hill feels her unrequited love for David Lydford will remain one sided though she has wished seemingly forever otherwise. However, David needs to court someone as a disguise to hide a dangerous diplomatic mission he performs so he rationalizes that Circe because of her perfect lineage and unquestionable respectability is the one. However, he really selects Circe because to him she will always be the kid sister of the wife of his best friend and so passion and love will never enter the equation.
However six years have passed since David last seen Circe who has just returned from studying art with the continent's masters. The Circe of his memory is not the beautiful woman enticing his heart and soul. This makes his mission even more dangerous as he struggles to concentrate on anything but the woman he now loves.
Readers who desire an action packed Regency romance starring two delightful protagonists need not wait any longer as Nicole Byrd delivers the goods with her latest tale, LADY IN WAITING. The story line would be typical of the sub-genre except for the strong cast that includes the return of the stars of the delightful DEAR IMPOSTOR and intriguing refreshing subplots that cleverly tie back to the prime courting theme. The lead couple charms the audience as Circe tries to seduce her initially unwilling but soon convert David into a lifetime together, which leaves the audience psyched for Ms. Byrd's next triumph.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner