Hawkins concludes her sensual Just Ask Reeves Regency series (following Her Master and Commander) with a hint of mystery. Former highwayman Christian Llevanth, Viscount Westerville, is determined to discover who falsely reported his mother as a traitor, leading to her imprisonment and untimely death. Convinced that the duke of Massingale was his mother's betrayer, Westerville plans his revenge, deciding to gain entry into the duke's household by romancing the duke's granddaughter, Lady Elizabeth. But Lady Elizabeth is an enigmatic woman, a forward thinker who doesn't wish to marry and even affects a stutter to discourage would-be suitors. Neither Westerville nor Lady Elizabeth expect emotions to become involved during their saucy, witty flirtation, but as they join forces to unearth the mystery behind the fate of Westerville's mother, excitement and passion bring them closer together. While the novel lacks the emotional intensity and taut romantic tension found in the best of this genre, the protagonists' frank, intelligent dialogue and a twist of suspense carry the novel through to a well-plotted conclusion. (June)
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Karen Hawkins was raised in Tennessee, a member of a huge extended family that included her brother and sister, an adopted sister, numerous foster siblings, and various exchange students. In order to escape the chaos (and while hiding when it was her turn to do the dishes), she would huddle under the comforter on her bed with a flashlight and a book, a habit she still embraces to this day.
Karen Hawkins is a great author and I enjoyed this book greatly. This is the second book in the series "Just Ask Reeves Series". Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sissymae
Not as good as the first and the title is quite misleading, but a good story.Published 7 months ago by Brandi Slade
Follows Her Master and Commander: twin brothers who were kidnapped and attempted to be murdered; both escape, one to conscription on a Navy ship, the other to nearly starve on... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Julie's Bookshelf
One word, Christian. Christian is a charming, charismatic, and veritable gentleman bad boy. The storyline is enticing and keeps you wanting to read more. Read morePublished 12 months ago by lovelottabooks
Great story! Characters were intriguing and the storyline was interesting. Wished the character reeves might turn up in another story that might not be related.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
You just have to love Reeves, I am hoping there might be more in this series sometime in the future :)Published on July 21, 2013 by T Counce
I love any book written by Karen Hawkins. Everyone is a delight and page turning. Her men are to die for.Published on June 12, 2013 by jaws
Enjoyable. I enjoyed the first book more but this was a nice roundup of the first novel in the series.Published on January 31, 2013 by A devoted Reader