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Zebra, Oct 2004, 5.99, 352 pp.
ISBN: 082176926X

In Wells, England, highwayman Black Rose accosts Lady Constance Landford demanding her purse and a family heirloom. Constance recognizes the eyes of the masked thief as those of the Marquis of Vere, Gideon Rochelle. She feels guilty that her father ripped off Gideon when he collected on gambling debts of the latter's sire, barely buried, but refuses to give him the jewel. Gideon takes a kiss instead.
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The Black Rose stops Gideon's coach and demand he hand over his money. He refuses and the woman posing as the Black Rose copycat challenges him to a duel. Before they start she kisses him. Though she is quite good and would have defeated most men, Gideon disarms her. When he realizes who the Lady Black Rose is he decides she is perfect revenge for what her father did to him and his family. However, he never expected to fall in love with his pawn.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving someone from historic enemy Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   investigating theft/fraud

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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