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A Regency Romp with flair from first time writer Galen,
This review is from: When Dashing Met Danger (Mass Market Paperback)
There is a lot of new writers out of late, and I am enjoying the fresh voices! Shana Galen is another demonstrating she is a writer to keep an eye on. In her debut novel, Galen has strong tale, with threads of delightful secondary characters promising more in a series.
Set in England in the very early 1800s, Lady Lucia Dashing is manhandled by her drunken fiancé Reginald Dandridge. To the rescue comes dashing Alexander Scarston, Earl of Selbourne. It's been give years since the earl has seen Lucia, and he is amazed how the week slip of a lass has gone into a woman! Lucia being a sensible and strong-willed woman, insists she is fine, but Alex is adamant that he protect her. Alex is tempted by the adorable Lucia, but he has other fish to fry currently.
Alex is a spy, and he has been asked by Lucia's father to find out what happened to her twin brother John. John has gone a missing. Lucia is determined to find her brother, too, but Alex really doesn't want her interfering or get in his way. What Alex wants has little consequence, when the forceful Alex is determined to say the day. As they work to solve the disappearance of John, they fall in love, but Alex believes he is too old for Lucia. Lucia has other notions!
It's an action packed Regency tale, that keep the reader turning page after page. Galen delivers engaging characters in Lucia and Alex. I will be looking forward to her next book and watching her progress as a rising Regency star.