Bess Saunders has fallen in love. He is big, he is charmingly masculine, and his Scottish accent sends her reeling with very unmaiden-like desires.
Having inherited his mother's English home and title, Earl of Dunkirk of Scotland is considered a prize catch by the haute ton. He knows one day he will have to marry to carry on his name, but he wants a wife who "understands" they will each go their own way after she gives him an heir - a marriage of convenience.
Lady Bess does not fit into those plans. How could she? She is exquisite, yes, but she is also an innocent who expects faithfulness. He won't ruin an innocent, and yet, he can't get her out of his head.
All this time, and right in their midst, evil hovers. Although Bess doesn't look for it, she finds it - and Bess is not your average, simpering female. She takes on danger and mayhem like she does everything else: full throttle.
Adventure ensues as we travel with Bess through romance and the battle of her life.
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Romantic fun with adventure
The accents and characterization of the reading. It brought the story completely to life.
The earl of Dunkirk. He doesn't want to fall in love but he can't help himself. And Bess of course. She's so spunky.
Stevie brings the characters to life so clearly. She is really great with accents and somehow manages to distinguish between the male and female characters without sounding fake. And there are lots of great regional characters too.
Mostly laugh. Although there's a bit of adventure and suspense you never doubt how it will end -it's how you get there that is gripping.
- Renee Myrman Olichwier