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Hippolyta Royle is running for her life. Pursued by hounds on a cold, rainy night, the heiress flags down a passing carriage and throws herself at the mercy of the coach's occupant. Whoever this handsome traveler may be, he is her only hope to escape a terrible fate. But should he agree to escort her to safety, he's in for much more than he bargained for.
At first Matthew Mortimer doesn't believe Hippolyta's story that she's a fabulously wealthy heiress who's been kidnapped. He assumes she's a beggar, an actress, or worse. But once his new travel companion washes the mud from her surprisingly lovely face, and they share a breathtaking kiss, there is no turning back.
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By Lady M on 07-10-16
Great Short Story!
Best $3.50 I have spent. This well written short story keeps your interest throughout. The mystery of Hippolyta Royle's kidnapping is not revealed until the end of the book. Her muddy , smelly and tattered condition when she stops Mathew's carriage causes him to believe she is a woman who preys on men and when she tells him she is an heiress he bursts out laughing. When he agrees to take her to the next Inn their adventures begin.
Ashford McNab's did a decent job as narrator.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Valerie on 08-11-16
Cute but crude
Two things about this story:
First, the story was classic "damsel in distress" and could have been cute but the author just had to wander into crude territory. The story is not enhanced by the occasional four letter word and in most instances it diminishes the story not the least of which it doesn't really belong in a Regency era story.
Second, the narrator does a good job of voicing the story and different part but she speaks so slowly that the story is much better told at 1.25X than the normal pace. There were times when the dragging on of the sentences was painful.
Otherwise, a cute story for quick read if you can ignore the crudeness.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful