Angeline had always been a mirror image of Claire. Her hair was slightly darker, her eyes greener, her face kinder. She had never had cause to regret their similar appearances until the ruthless Prince Rolfe mistook her for Claire. Angeline refused to believe Rolfe's wicked accusations against her cousin. While Claire's head may have been turned enough by Rolfe's elder brother to become his mistress, there is no way that Claire would have helped murder him! Rolfe refuses to believe that Angeline is not really Claire and kidnaps her to get the information he needs to find his brother's murderer.
There is nothing Angeline can do to persuade him that she is not Claire - until Rolfe seduces her and finds her to be a virgin. Still, even though Rolfe has not found the woman he sought, he knows that Angeline helped hide her cousin and vows to use whatever means he must to pry the information from her. Angeline refuses to give in to his demands and unsuccessfully tries to remain immune to his charms. She has her chance to escape when someone tries to kill the Prince, but she finds herself saving his life and tenderly caring for his wounds. It seems that one of Prince Rolfe's own bodyguards is trying to kill him. But who? And why should Angeline care...?
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I thought that Angeline was a great heroine who displayed a lot of common sense and plain guts in standing up to the men around her and trying to do what was right. All of the characters, even the secondary characters, were well fleshed out and had distinct personalities. Jennifer Blake has a nice, smooth writing style with wonderful descriptions that really made the steamy Southern setting come to life. The plot was also a bit different from most romances and the reader was kept guessing as to who the real villain of the piece was. I think that the price is a little steep, however, and would look for a cheaper used copy of the book.
This report prepared by Debbie