by Sandy Hingston

March 2003
ISBN: 0-425-18907-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Gannon Finn met Christiane díOliveri while on his tour of the Continent. Christiane is the proprietress of an exclusive gambling hall in Paris. Gannon fell in love with her, as only a young 20-year-old man could, HARD. Christiane, on the other hand, is a woman of the world, several years older than Gannon, and knows that his infatuation for her is only a phase and treats it thus.

Years later, they meet again. Gannon as a rich Irish Lord and Christiane as a headmistress of a highly, proper academy for young woman. With his niece in tow; Gannon is shocked to learn that the former proprietress will be teaching his impressionable niece to become a Ďladyí. Not if he has anything to say about it.

If you like your women older than your men, this book is for you. If youíre like me, it might not be your cup of tea. The characters arenít very developed and I was left wondering if there was something more that the author could have told me about them. The storyline itself didnít hold my attention for very long and it was very hard to finish reading the book. I did like Gannonís niece though. She was a very feisty young woman and brought life to an otherwise, non-exciting story.

Reviewed in July 2003 by Debbie.

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