by Margo Maguire

December 2011
ISBN: 9780062096456
Reviewer Graphic Button Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback

Christiana Warner, Lady Fairhaven, has been put in a very compromising position. Her husband is dead, unfortunately it was untimely and in the arms of his mistress. Her brother is dead and there is question to that, and now she is being blackmailed behind the death, or lack of, her brother. She has to gather the money, and try to put a stop to it before things get any more out of hand than they already are. Now, she has found out she is the granddaughter of a very rich and influential duke (who by the way abandoned her and her newly discovered twin sister) and he has sent someone to find and collect her for reward. Can this week get any worse?

Gavin Briggs, second son of a cruel earl father, has to find the other Windmere twin, collect his money, and get his sister and her daughter settled. It is unfortunate when he finds Christiana, she is having target practice and he gets in the way of her bullet. When Gavin lays eyes on Christiana he knows this will not be a simple errand with a huge pay off. He has to help her find out about her brother Lang and unravel this mystery blackmailing situation. He is just here to help, thatís it. At least that is what he tries to tell himself.

Christiana and Gavin find an explosive attraction to each other they cannot resist. Christiana thinks less of herself because her husband harbored a mistress to her complete embarrassment. Gavin does not feel he is truly worthy of any blue-blood woman. On this journey, they both discover the worth in each other and hopefully build trust and love as an unseen enemy tries to destroy their lives.

Brazen is a really good read. It explores the importance of knowing your self worth and allowing others to see it. Christiana is a woman after my own heart. Even though she is an aristocrat, she is brave, compassionate, and very hot-natured. This story will take you on a journey of story telling that will keep you enthralled.

Reviewed in April 2012 by Lakisha.

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