Monday, April 26, 2010
The Runaways by Julia Herbert
Harlequin Masquerade #2
ROR Spring Challenge
Royal Romance Challenge
She was abducted by Lucifer himself! Georgina White felt no safer now that Richard Barr had rescued her from the powerful Duke of Quinton. And, as they fled, she realized she was confused by her own mixed up emotions. She knew too that for the first time in her life, she had crossed swords with a man she could not rule. When she clutched him, pressing herself against his strong, muscled back, she felt a strange desire. But for what? Was it love? Perhaps she didn't want to rule him. Perhaps she wanted to be ruled.
I really enjoyed this short, "on the road fleeing from a villain" romance set in Georgian England. The heroine, is spoiled but grows up, and the hero is a good man, steadfast and realistic-a nice change of pace from the"reformed rakes" that is so prevalent in most newer romances. Richard Barr was a great, good leading man like Colonel Branden in Sense and Sensibility.
No love scenes but the story did not lack from it. If you like the vintage Regencies ala' Heyer and Chesney, you'll like this. 5 stars.