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Something lacking in this story
on 17 October 2012
Lady Helena Laverick seeks out Mr Daniel Brennan in order to help her find her missing sister, Juliet. She knows she is going against all the lessons she's learnt in Mrs Nunley's Guide for Young Ladies by visiting this well known womaniser alone, yet she loves Juliet, and believing she was abducted, puts aside all propriety.
The son of a highwayman, yet a former worker of her brother in law, Griff, she knows he has the skills to get Juliet back. Daniel agrees to help her, but isn't happy she's tagging along. Not because he doesn't like her. In fact, it's the complete opposite. Daniel has long been attracted to Helena, but believes he's beneath her, as she's a lady and his past doesn't make him enough of a gentleman to ask for her hand. Yet throughout their journey together, they must fight their growing desire for each other.
I read this story after 'After the Abduction,' which is the story between Juliet and Sebastian/Morgan, so I already knew what happened to Juliet in this story. This story wasn't quite as enjoyable as Juliet's story. It reminds me a lot of another story by the same author, with Jackson Pinter (a Bow Street Runner) and Lady Celia, who desired each other, but Jackson thought he wasn't good enough for her. I should have enjoyed it more, since it's quite similar and I really liked Jackson and Celia's story, but felt as if something was lacking in this one.
Also, the book I received didn't have the same cover as what's shown on Amazon. Amazon need to update this.