A BRIDE BY MOONLIGHT
Number of pages: 432
Royden Napier, Baron Saint-Bryce, is tall, dark, and ruthless—and on the hunt for a dangerous beauty . . . On the eve of her escape to the Continent, bold, beautiful Lisette Colburne accepts a proposal she dare not refuse: masquerade as the future bride of the steely-eyed Royden Napier and help him solve his most dangerous case. Soon Lisette is in even greater danger—of losing her heart to the one man with the power to destroy her . . .
Estranged from his aristocratic family, the enigmatic Napier has forged a reputation as Scotland Yard's most relentless police commissioner. He's vowed to bring Lisette to justice—but with every forbidden kiss and every tantalizing touch, he finds himself becoming less convinced of her guilt . . . and more certain he must have her. But when danger touches Lisette, can he save her?
My Review :
This was a good book. I'll give it 3.75 stars. Let's start with the drawback-- For me, I had a hard time getting into it. The beginning is fraught with what I felt was background information. While you need it for the book, I wanted to jump into more of the time where the main characters are alone away from London and beginning their masquerade as an engaged couple. It took me until chapter 3 to get to the "I don't want to put it down" point. Once I got there I was hooked! There are some well written 'steamy' scenes which always adds to a good romance book :) The intrigues among Royden Napier's long lost family is quite entertaining. Until the very last minute, I was still going back and forth between two characters trying to figure out 'who did it'! I love that in a book!! A Bride By Moonlight was wonderfully written. If only I could have fell in love immediately rather than 3 chapters in, it would have gotten a higher score for me. It's one of those that I loved when I was done but I'm not sure that I'll reread due to the slow start. However, I'm fairly sure that's just me and I was expecting a different beginning! lol :) Give it a try yourself, you won't be sorry !
About the Author:
A lifelong Anglophile, Liz Carlyle cut her teeth reading gothic novels under the bedcovers by flashlight. She is the author of over twenty historical romances, including several New York Times bestsellers. Liz travels incessantly, ever in search of the perfect setting for her next book. Along with her genuine romance-hero husband and four very fine felines, she makes her home in North Carolina.