Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wed Him Before You Bed Him-Sabrina Jeffries

Wed Him Before You Bed Him
Sabrina Jeffries
Pocket, Jul 2009, $7.99
ISBN: 9781416560821

When Charlotte Harris was eighteen and Charlotte Page she made a horrific mistake when she sent a letter rejecting a suitor that became published in a tabloid scandal rag. The scandal ruined David’s reputation unfairly and she made hers worse when she eloped with Captain Harris.

Years later in 1824, she still regrets what she caused, not for herself as she likes being the Headmistress of the Mrs. Harris School for Heiresses, but to the gentleman she hurt. However, her school is in financial difficulty and “Cousin Michael” whom she has corresponded with and helped her through the worst of times is not writing; she is worried about him as that is out of character. Her only hope is the man she inadvertently destroyed. However she also is ignorant as to what he has done to avenge what she did to him years ago; he just never expected to remain in love with her.

The final School for Heiresses Regency romance is the one fans of this strong late regency saga have waited for and will agree that Sabrina Jeffries surpasses our expectations; the pressure on the gifted author for Charlotte’s tale must have been immense. The story line is fast-paced and filled with strong support characters while the lead “triangle” is top rate as Cousin Michael’s ’s web of deceit is entangling Charlotte and himself in what looks will be another enormous scandal. Great fun for sub-genre readers as Ms. Jeffries closes out her series with a winner.

Harriet Klausner

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