by Adele Ashworth

May 2008
ISBN: 978-0-06-112858-5
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Mass Market Paperback

Two years ago, while on assignment for the Crown, darkly handsome Garrett Burke left Lady Ivy Wentworth sleeping naked in his bed as he went in search of the missing Martello diamonds. After apprehending the dastardly thief, he intended to spend the rest of his life in the arms of the auburn-haired beauty. But when the case came to a shocking and dangerous end, Garrett was certain he'd been betrayed, but by whom?

Ivy once loved Garrett with a virtuous heart, but these days she can barely stand him. Arriving at a deserted estate on a mysterious errand, she never expected to see him again, nor feel the same ecstasy she once did at his touch. Now, joined with him in the search for the legendary jewels, she is willing to risk everything. Everything, that is, except her heart.

Strong characters and a good storyline make for a good read. Usually taken in deeply by Ms. Asheworth's work, this time, I just couldn't get into the storyline. Slow moving and characters that didn't hold my attention for long, it was difficult to finish this book. I like Mr. Ashworth's works very much, but this particular story wasn't to my liking.

Reviewed in April 2008 by Debbie.

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