When Juliet Wayborn discovers that Geoffrey Ambler, Marquess of Swale, hired thugs to beat up her brother, Cary, so that he would not be able to race against Geoffrey, she comes up with a plan to thwart the brutish nobleman's despicable scheme. Disguising herself as Cary, Juliet shows up at the curricle race and not only proceeds to neatly beat Geoffrey but also to publicly humiliate him once she reveals her true identity to the crowd. Geoffrey vows that Juliet will not get away with her little stunt nor with falsely accusing him of trying to harm her brother. How to even the score? He decides to seduce Juliet and ruin her already less-than-stellar reputation. The only thing Geoffrey didn't plan on was falling in love with the insufferable, impertinent, and totally irresistible Miss Wayborn. With its marvelously original characters, rich use of language, and deliciously outrageous and whimsical plot, Lejeune's debut is rare and resplendent. John CharlesCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
"Madcap mix-ups abound in this promising debut!"