For once, I didn't suspect who was behind all the problems! A delightful and action packed story with two great characters at the centre! A courageous and strong-willed heroine and a masculine but caring, and very dashing hero! A intriguing plot with many twists and turns - most of which I wasn't expecting!
No surprises here! If you’ve read any other books by Amanda Grange then you know what to expect – an easy read for a lazy Sunday afternoon or for light holiday entertainment. As many of her other books, this is set in the Regency period and most of the action takes place in Bath. We meet our gentle heroine, Cassandra, who is in Bath to tidy up her house there in order to sell it – she’s running low on money following the death of her brother. She meets Lord Deverill who has a secret (the book's title is a bit of a giveaway) and Cassandra meets him in order to try to find out what her brother was up to at the time of his death. It seems she has opened a can of worms; no sooner is she asking questions of her brother’s friends when near-accidents start to befall her. Of course, Lord Deverill is usually around to help her out of her scrapes – like all good heroes. Eventually they band together to catch the person behind all these problems and mixed with some espionage and the possibility Cassandra will go off Lord Deverill (he was, unfortunately, partly responsible for her brother’s death – a circumstance she seems to get over remarkably quickly) they eventually find their man. There are some interesting little vignettes into Regency life – bathing machines is one example – but this is no scholarly work in the tradition of Georgette Heyer. It’s a fun and gentle story with a very nice hero and heroine and even the baddies seem a little, well, amusing.