by Amelia Grey

September 2004
ISBN: 0-425-19802-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Catherine Reynolds is in a bit of a predicament. After convincing her half-sister, Victoria, to go riding in the park before sunrise, their groom has fallen off of his horse and now Catherine must go for help. Racing back to the carriage, her path is cut off by a rider on another horse who jumped out of the trees, scaring her own mount. She fell to the ground and in the process, got the wind knocked out of her. Mercy, what else could go wrong?!

John Wickenham-Thickenham-Fines, the Fifth Earl of Chatwin, cannot believe what had just happened. Where the devil did this young woman come from and what was she doing in Hyde Park before sunrise? He helps her from the ground, concern clearly written on his face. Just what he needed, a damsel-in-distress! But what kind of distress -that’s the question.

When Catherine demands that he let her down, he insists on helping her on whatever mission is sending her careening through the park in the dark. When she tells him that she doesn’t need his help and that her errand is rather urgent, she does the only thing she can think of…she steals his horse, as hers had run off when she fell, no thanks to him! Never in his life had John let a woman get one over on him. And he wasn’t about to let this one do it now, but he knew when he was beaten…his horse was the fastest in London. His main challenge now is to find out who she is and where had she taken his horse!

Ms. Grey brings us another delightful story of fun, mischief and romance. A Hint of Seduction is all that and more. Catherine and John are a hoot! You’ll fall in love with their constant bickering, stubbornness and the bond that develops between them. Throw in a full cast of secondary characters, a ghost, and a gossip columnist that just won’t give things a rest, and you have a soon-to-be classic Regency romp.

This story is a very easy read with a definite “I just can’t put it down” feel. This is a top pick for your fall reading and I highly recommend it. Make sure you also pick up Amelia’s other stories, they will be a wonderful addition to your romance collection.

Happy reading!!

Reviewed in August 2004 by Debbie.

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