by Anne Mallory

November 2006
ISBN: 0-06-087295-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback

Facing the choise of fleeing or a wedding that she cannot agree to, Kate Simon has chosen to run as fast and as far as she possibly can. Disguised as a boy, she takes refuge at a roadside inn and finds herself rooming with Christian Black, a very secretive and intimidating man, who should he ever learn her true identity would ruin everything. Kate finds herself shivering with anticipation in Christian's presence and whose piercing gaze seems to strip her naked before him. How is she ever going to keep her disguise when he looks at her in such a way?

Christian Black has a dark past and dares not let anyone learn of it or that he is in truth the Earl of Canley, especially not a slip of a girl whose masculine disguise has not fooled him for a minute. How can the men in this roadside inn be so blind? But now that destiny and a murderous crime have united them, Christian can no longer contain his desire of Kate's sweet lips. But will he be able to taste that temptation before the murderer can be found?

Murder, intrigue, adventure and romance...what more could you ask for in your romance? Kate is a very headstrong woman who takes her life into her own hands whe she runs away from an unwanted marriage. Christian is running from his own demons as well, but never expects to find his heart's desire at a little inn and with a girl dressed as a lad! But when these two finally come together, the sparks fly and fairly burns the pages.

Ms. Mallory writes such exquisite romances and never leaves any details out. Everything is well thought out and well written, taking readers to a far away place in another time period and woos them with love, sex and a romance that will make you melt.

Everything Anne Mallory writes is a keeper!

Reviewed in October 2006 by Debbie.

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