Christmas Awards 2011

Monday 30 August 2010

Ane Impetuous Miss

An Impetuous Miss by Anne Ireland

Publisher: Red Rose Publishing

February 2010

ISBN: 978-1-60435-657-1

Pages: 294

England & Brussels 1815

Megan Hardy is one of four daughters. Being the second oldest is not easy especially since the girls lost their mother five years ago. What makes things even more difficult is the fact that since their mother died their grandfather, their mother’s father, stopped the allowance he provided while his daughter was alive. Megan knows that the only way they are going to be able to find good husbands is if at least one of them gets a chance to have a season in London. She has a plan to make sure that happens. What she doesn’t plan on is meeting a man that makes her heart race. Especially when it seems that he is a smuggler.

Matthew Devereaux has a plan to avenge the death of his best friend. First he has to make sure he has the money he needs to get in the right circle of people so that he can find the man he is sure is responsible for his friend’s death. The best and quickest way to do that is to be a smuggler at least for a short while. Just when he is about to finish his last job he meets a girl that makes him start to forget all about vengeance and more about what his life might be like without chasing after vengeance. The last thing he needs is to get involved with Megan but he just can’t seem to stay away from her.

Now that Matthew has caught the attention of the man he is after he is going to have to be very careful or else Megan just might get dragged into his plans for vengeance and she might get hurt in the process. Now Matthew is going to have to try to convince Megan and himself that he doesn’t feel anything for her and he is finding out that is not as easy as he would like. Only time will tell if he will be able to get the vengeance he is after and just maybe be able to have the life he is suddenly wishing that he could have with Megan. Megan is finding out that there is a lot more to Matthew than she first thought and no matter how much she tries to convince herself that he is not the man for her the more she wishes that he was.

This is one story that is so rich in detail that the history opens up to the reader so they can see what it was like to live in that time period. This is also an emotional read that will have the reader hoping that everything will work out between the characters. The secondary characters also create and add to the overall story so that the reader will hate to have to put this one down for any reason until the very end of the story.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

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