She's the Hellion of Hyde Park...
A foolproof plan to avoid marriage:
1. Always carry at least three blades.
2. Ride circles around any man.
3. Never get caught in a handsome duke's arms.
Wild Highlander Mary Elizabeth Waters is living on borrowed time. She's managed to dodge the marriage banns up to now, but even Englishmen can only be put off for so long...and there's one in particular who has her in his sights.
Harold Percy, Duke of Northumberland, is enchanted by the beautiful hellion who outrides every man on his estate and dances Scottish reels while the ton looks on in horror. The more he sees Mary, the more he knows he has to have her, tradition and good sense be damned. But what's a powerful man to do when the Highland spitfire of his dreams has no desire to be tamed...
It took me some time to get used to the writing as it is somehow a bit distant and the author has a very unique style. this is not necessarily bad, of course, it just wasn't what I expected at first.
I was a bit put out though, when the deception, that domineered most of the action in the book, kept on and on and ....you get it, right? When our hero, Harry, Duke of Northumberland and our slightly hoydenish heroine Mary Elizabeth Waters who are both very special and very lovable characters, fell in love despite both of them very much trying to resist that pesky feeling, I might have smiled a bit goofily, sometimes I laughed out loud and I simply adored Mary and her Highlander brothers and their ways.
Blunt and to the point, loving and, well, protective as well, as Harry has to find out, her brothers don't beat around the bush when they think that their sister needs their help.
A well woven and convincing story, interesting and lovable characters - despite my reservations at the beginning, I really enjoyed this book. This was the first book by Christy English that I' ve read but it won't be the last.