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Review: An Escapade and an Engagement – Annie Burrows

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About the Book:
Genre: historical
ISBN: 9780373296965
Page Count: 304 Pages
Price: $ $6.25
Reviewer: Julie Bonello
Sensuality Rating: Sweet
Star Rating: 4 Stars

Author's Website: http://www.annie-burrows.co.uk

Wonderfully passionate and sublimely romantic, An Escapade and An Engagement is an engrossing tale of sweet deception, powerful temptation and illicit desire from the outstanding Annie Burrows!

Lady Jayne Chilcott’s reputation as an ice queen is well deserved. Despite of her dazzling beauty and impeccable pedigree, the Earl of Caxton’s stunning granddaughter refuses to even contemplate picking a suitor from the plethora of admirers who profess their love for her on a daily basis. Although she is well aware that her disdain for the gentlemen who pay court to her has made her the subject of scurrilous gossip, Lady Jayne isn’t the slightest bit interested in what the Ton has to say about her – not when she can seek solace in the arms of a breathtakingly handsome soldier who is madly in love with her! Jayne is counting down the days until she can escape the stifling confines of society and become a soldier’s wife. However, Jayne’s matrimonial plans are thwarted when she catches the eye of a titled gentleman who is on the lookout for a countess: Richard, Lord Ledbury…

Nobody had been more surprised than Richard when he had inherited the title of Lord Ledbury and all the responsibilities that go with it! Richard had thought that he was going to spend the rest of his life on the front line fighting the enemy – he certainly never thought he would have to resign his commission, take up residence at his grandfather’s magnificently opulent house, Lavenham House, and find a suitable bride. Although he has become one of society’s most eligible bachelors, Richard hasn’t yet found the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with – until a chance encounter pushes him straight into the path of the most beautiful woman he has ever clapped eyes on: Lady Jayne Chilcott…

Jayne had gone to great lengths to keep her relationship with her handsome soldier under wraps, so she is not best pleased when her secret tryst is interrupted by a furious Richard! However, she is shocked when her feelings of annoyance and resentment for Lord Ledbury begin to give way to something more! But having already promised to marry a man who worships the ground she walks on, will Jayne give into her burgeoning feelings for the enigmatic Lord Ledbury? Or will she turn her back on the only man who can make her happy all for the sake of a foolish promise?

An Escape and an Engagement is a beguiling, evocative and absorbing Regency romance written with plenty of flair, panache and heart. Annie Burrows always pens hugely enjoyable historical romances full of intrigue, humour and charm and An Escapade and An Engagement is certainly no exception! Readers will be unable to resist this scintillating tale of passion, peril and prejudice which features a delightful heroine they will simply love and a deliciously brooding hero who will make their knees tremble!

An exceptional Regency romance that will keep readers mesmerized from start to finish, An Escapade and An Engagement is another triumph for the talented Annie Burrows!

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posted Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

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