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5.0 out of 5 stars An Exciting Regency Ride, 14 Sep 2011
This review is from: Swept Away (Kindle Edition)
I don't usually "do" regency romances. They are rather formulaic for me: 1 rake + 1 ravished virgin = scandal & forced marriage, or there abouts. Thankfully, this regency by Marsha Canham is refreshingly different.

Without giving the secrets of the plot away, the gyst is this: The heroine, Annaleah has refused to accept the hand in marriage of a man of her parents' choosing, so as punishment, she is sent to languish with an old spinster aunt in a crumbly old manor house in Cornwall hoping that a lengthy spell of boredom away from the bright lights of her usual social circle will bring her to her senses. Boy were they wrong!

She finds a near naked man washed up and unconscious on the beach, and raises the alarm. He is brought back to her Aunt's house where he is tended, but when he awakens, he suffers from complete memory loss. Before long, its realised that he is wanted by the authorities, and he has to go on the run but not before he has established a connection with Annaleah. Not knowing who he is, what he is running from, what he has done or where he is running to, he kidnaps Anna to help him find his way.

Although there's lots of action and drama, there is much humour too to balance, and of course lots of sizzling sensuality to keep you page turning. The fun comes from their relationship whilst on the run: fighting those that would capture him, fighting each other and also their progressive feelings for one another, also adding to the rollercoaster his occasional recalls of memory and the quest to clear his name - oh and lots and lots of sexual chemistry.

Its a winner. An aimiable heroine, a gorgeous multi-faceted hero, memorable and interesting secondary characters (Annaleah's eccentric Auntie is a real scene stealer), lots of intelligent (and non-corny) conversation, masses of action, and some steamy sex scenes to boot.

I loved it; its a definite keeper.
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2012 16:02:44 BDT
There's a lot of good regency romance out there now, if you're looking for some more to read I can recommend Julia Quinn and Amanda Quick :) I think people finally cottoned on that you couldn't just use the same plot and change the names any more!
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