The reading of this book is so gastly, especially when the reader tries to do a Scottish accent, that I felt that my cringe might just become permanen..Show More »t. As with the last reviewer I found this book so bad that I too (with almost 200 books in my library) find myself writing my first review.
I have over 300 audio books from Audible, and this is the 1st time I've written a Review. However, I enjoyed this book so immensely that I feel compel..Show More »led to write this review so that others can also experience that enjoyment. I'm a Johanna Lindsey fan; others who also appreciate her books will find this a treasure! I only wish it had been longer; the overall situation was unique, characters are well developed and makes one want to know more about them (Rafe's family particularly). Ophelia and Rafe, whose intricately woven personalities draw one into the story, are ..... well, I don't want to tell too much! Discovering who they are and how they interact gives this book much of it's charm! I hope Audible will be able to make available more of J.L.'s titles.
This is an older book, but a good one. The charming and devastatingly handsome Marquis, Rupert St. John, is a spymaster for Queen Victoria. He leads a..Show More » double life and trusts no-one.
Lady Rebecca Marshall is the newest maid of honor in the Queen's court and is sent to Rupert's superior's room by the noblewoman in charge of the maids of honor to look for letters or anything incriminating. Believing she is ultimately doing it for the Queen, Rebecca does her bidding, and gets caught by Rupert St. Johns. St. John is aware the noblewoman is using the maids to spy on powerful courtiers for nefarious reasons of her own, and believes Rebecca is a willing participant.
After Rebecca learns more about the noblewoman she questions the Lady's actions, and tells her she will not do it again. But having caught her once, Rupert does not believe anything Rebecca says, and when she goes to his room to warn him, he seduces her. Although Rebecca was an innocent Rupert remains hard-hearted and attributes wrong motives for her being there.
Johanna Lindsey is a very talented author, and Rosalyn Landor a great performer. The length of the book is just right for an evenings entertainment.