by Loretta Chase

March 2005
ISBN: 0-425-20150-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

A case of mistaken identity, an ancient papyrus, and a delightful reckless knight errant accompany scholarly widow Mrs. Daphne Pembroke on a dangerous quest that will take her from the famous exotic city of Cairo across land, sea, and blazing desert to rescue her beloved brother from a nefarious Egyptian antiquities collector. But to make her quest a success she will need help—the tall, muscular, masculine kind of help.

Incarcerated for being a good Samaritan—and brawling in the streets with the local constabulary—Rupert Carsington, the Earl of Hargate’s troublesome fourth son, has only one way out of Cairo’s most infamous prison until an intriguing veiled angel of mercy secures his release. The catch is he has to help her locate her missing brother who has been kidnapped by a rival antiquities scholar. The deal is Rupert will supply the brawn on their journey and Daphne will be the brains. Their alliance is strictly business until the benefits of their partnership become more passionate.

Daphne is not normally moved by a pretty face and fine manners but there is something about Rupert that stirs her very soul. However, she has been disappointed by love before and tries to resist the siren’s call of desire when Rupert is near.

Loretta Chase continues her witty new series featuring the Carsington brothers with Mr. Impossible. Ms. Chase has not lost the knack for grabbing her readers’ attention and holding on until the very last word. This little jewel has it all: witty dialogue, delicious sexual tension, and Loretta Chase's trademark facile ability to engage and entertain. You will love it!


Reviewed in April 2005 by Cynthia.

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