Ivy, Jan 2002, 6.99
Viscount Trevor Robard, grew up abused by a nasty father who not only left the man with physical and mental scars, he wasted the family estate so that the St. Wulfson heritage is one of decay and depradation. Trevor relishes his seedy reputation among the Ton as “Sin” though he also performs the dirty deeds for his country including assassination.
The Widow Nell Nolan, former mistress to the late Lord Clonegal, is on a quest of her own. She wants to confront Lord Routland over the money her deceased spouse left in his care for her when he died at the battlefield. Her only avenue to his estate is acting like a whore so that one of the rakes escorts her. Trevor agrees to take her to see Routland in exchange for an evening of sex. He succeeds, she confronts, but she also flees before their evening together. Nell fears Trevor because she knows he is the one from the broken mirror a long time ago in Ireland. Trevor plans to collect, but love is a powerful stimulant.
Award winning Emma Jensen has written a stalwart Regency romance that will thrill fans due to the lonely lead couple. The story line engages the audience from start to finish while showcasing the author's ability to refresh sub-genre elements. The keys remain Trevor and Nell who defy polite society that would prefer to flush them away. Ms. Jensen has another humdinger of a novel that will brighten the day of her innumerable fans.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner