by Nicole Jordan

February 2010
ISBN: 978-0-345-51011-2
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Mass Market Paperback

Nicole Jordan brings readers another lively entry in her Courtship Wars series. To Tame a Dangerous Lord offers two very headstrong main characters, and a rather unusual path to true love. Witty and entertaining, the book is a delight for series fans.

Madeline Ellis cannot believe her bad luck. Not only was she forced to leave her home, but that dratted Baron Ackerby has actually followed her! Does he really think she will agree to be his mistress? He must be dim indeed to think that will ever happen. As companion to an elderly lady she was safe from his unwanted attentions, but with her employer's death, her position has become vulnerable. The baron does not mean to take no for an answer. If only her brother had not decided to run off with his new bride and leave her alone. If only her father were still alive. He may have been a simple soldier, but he would be able to protect her. Well, she is no weak-minded miss. She will just have to protect herself.

Former spymaster Rayne Kenyon, Earl of Haviland, may have to marry, but he has no desire for love. Betrayal as a young man has cured him of those foolish notions. No, he must marry for familial duty alone. Setting himself about the business of finding a bride, he soon realizes that most of the young misses on the marriage hunt are shallow and annoying. How will he ever find someone who won't bore him to death?

A chance encounter sets both of them on the path to love. The road is rocky and slightly treacherous, but readers will enjoy every minute. The Loring sisters, from previous books are featured as well as Tess Blanchard. I believe Tess is featured in the next story and I cannot wait!

Reviewed in January 2010 by Paula.

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