As children, Arabella Trent and Gilbert St. John were best of friends. Wherever he led, she happily followed. Their friendship held fast until Gilbert went off to fight Napoleon and Bella stayed home. Years passed and their youthful camaraderie faded to pleasant memory.
Now Gilbert is home from the wars and Bella needs his help. From the moment she climbs in his bedroom window, he knows he's in trouble. Can this beautiful desirable young lady be the same hoydenish friend from his childhood? Can Gilbert rescue Bella from her desperate circumstances even if it means... marriage.
There weren't any surprises, which is a shame, as the writer shows she has the right tools at hand.
I'm going to have to listen to the Stone Creek novel by the same author before I can make a fair decision on whether or not to add Ms. Novark to my favorites list.
Will I listen to this one again? No, I don't think so, and that's my benchmark for romance novels.
Any additional comments?
This book should not be under the category saga; it should be under chick lit and romance or mild erotica. My rating is unfair because it reflects my personal opinion of the start of the book. All the way through there are lingering and lustful thoughts etc. which you expect from some regency novels. I don't personally enjoy this type of book but I'm sure it will be very entertaining to others. I will be returning it. If it had been listed as erotica or romance rather than saga I would have not bought it.