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Lady Morgan Bedwyn is young, beautiful and eligible. Gervase Ashford, Earl of Rosthorn was exiled by his father after an episode that compromised his honor and integrity. He starts the relationship trying to seduce Lady Morgan as an instrument of revenge against her brother, Wulfric, but finds that she has touched his emotions in a way that make marriage the only option. Her family is against the match but Lady Morgan is independant and will make up her own mind.
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Dell, Jan 2004, 5.99, 356 pp.
ISBN: 0440241065

In 1815 Brussels, many English aristocrats arrive in the city to be near loved ones getting ready to fight against Napoleon who has returned to Paris. Also in town is thirty year old Austrian Gervase Ashford. At a party, Gervase finds himself attracted to eighteen years old Lady Morgan Bedwyn, but knows she is too young for him until he learns that she is the sister of Wulfric, a man he hates for making him flee England in shame nine years ago. He wonders if he can attain vengeance through the sister and plans to find out.

Gervase displays wit and intelligence to Morgan, who finds him quite attracted from the first sensual waltz they shared. As they become acquainted, he keeps her safe when the French assault the city. As Morgan mourns her missing and presumed dead brother, she and Gervase fall in love. However, once Gervase's “Cherie” learns the truth about his original deception, will she ever be able to trust his vows of love again?

The fourth Bedwyn Regency romance is an exhilarating tale that brings to life Western Europe during the final stages of Napoleon's comeback. The story line is loaded with action though it takes a bit too long to learn why Gervase detests his beloved's brother. Morgan is a young delight who brings out the best in everyone she meets. Sub-genre fans that have missed this series will be more than just slightly miffed at themselves as Mary Balogh has written fabulous tales worth reading.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by 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 Who:    -   brother Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   out for emotional revenge

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

   -   a teen    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   Boob talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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