Stealing the Bride

Stealing the Bride

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by Elizabeth Boyle
     
 

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A Scandalous Elopement

The Marquis of Templeton has faced every sort of danger in his work for the King, but chasing after a wayward spinster who's had the effrontery to run off with the wrong man hardly seems worth his considerable talents. But when the heiress in question is none other than Lady Diana Fordham, Temple is about to meet his match. Tempestuous and

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A Scandalous Elopement

The Marquis of Templeton has faced every sort of danger in his work for the King, but chasing after a wayward spinster who's had the effrontery to run off with the wrong man hardly seems worth his considerable talents. But when the heiress in question is none other than Lady Diana Fordham, Temple is about to meet his match. Tempestuous and passionate, headstrong and opinionated, the lady is everything a man should avoid...

A Dangerous Plan

Diana has no intention of making Temple's assignment easy. In fact she has every reason to turn his life upside down — just as he did to hers when he broke her heart years ago. Now it's Diana's turn to give Temple a lesson in love, from a teasing glance to a scandalous embrace. However, as she leads him on a merry chase from London to Gretna Green, they soon realize that a kiss once given is hard to forget, and a rekindled passion is impossible to deny.

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Publishers Weekly
Tired of waiting for the Marquis of Templeton to come to his senses and marry her, Lady Diana Fordham, the brassy heroine of this cookie-cutter Regency-era romance, devises a plot to ensnare him. Her plan: to run away with a man of ill-repute and wait for Temple, who acts like a typical London fop but is really a fearless undercover agent, to rescue her. A spirited spinster, Diana is one of the few people who knows Temple's true profession, and she has been pining after him ever since she learned the truth. Though Temple is reluctant to fall in line with her plan, he has little choice in the matter when his boss, a good friend of Diana's father, orders him to save her. His mission turns deadly, however, when a fanatical Frenchman, who wants Diana for his own mysterious purposes, enters the picture. Boyle crowds her tale with stock characters-a hero who is brave except when it comes to matters of the heart; a heroine who defies convention at every turn; and a villain who exudes evil from every pore. Add to the mix a pair of bumbling ancillary characters known as "pins and needles," who long to marry Diana, and you have a frothy confection buoyed by witty dialogue but weighed down with predictable plot turns and unremarkable characters. (July) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380820900
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/24/2003
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
533,461
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)

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