Rogue In My Arms
St. Martin’s, Mar 30 2010, $7.99
Sir Colin Lambert hopes he is the one who sired Melody, an infant left in front of his gentlemen's club three and a half years ago. Furthermore, he assumes the mother is his former mistress Chantal Marchant, an actress though he has problems understanding why she would abandon her baby without talking to him.
Colin searches for Chantal without much success until he meets the actress's seamstress Pru Filby. Struggling to feed her younger brother and herself, Pru agrees to be Mellie's nanny while Colin continues his search for Chantal, whom he knows he loves. However, when the adults are separated, Pru with the baby enlists the aid of a traveling troupe. When Colin, worried about both females, finds them he ponders why he wants Pru who hides from him she loves him as she believes her former employer has his heart.
The latest Runaway Brides Regency romance is an exhilarating historical tale that continues the saga of who Melody’s father and mother are (see Devil in My Bed). The story line is fast-paced from the moment Colin decides it must be him and goes about searching for the love of his life only ironically to realize the love of his life is accompanying him on the search. Although the suspense serves as a catalyst it remains secondary to Colin’s quest for love.