Lady Laura Skylark is forced to ask for help from the last man she would want to turn to in a time of crisis-her ex boyfriend, Stephen. His reaction to her request for help is quite different because he had been pining away for her ever since she stole his heart only to go off and marry Hal Gardeyne.
Lady Skylark faces the decidedly unpleasant prospect of her son’s uncle committing murder upon her beloved child in order to gain control of her father-in-law’s title and estate. Knowing that she cannot defend Harry alone, she turns to Stephen.
Little does she know that Stephen, while genuinely willing to help her, has an ulterior motive: to rekindle the bright flame of passion that still glows hot and wild between them.
Jo Beverly does an excellent job of setting the plot and guiding the reader through it. Although it is at times complex, she never runs off and leaves the reader, nor does she talk down to the reader. Her use of dialogue to help define the emotions of the characters is done very well. The sexual tension between Lady Skylark and Stephen is almost palpable, and yet all of the love scenes are done tastefully. The principle characters are well-developed and, unlike many writers, Beverly takes pains to develop the secondary characters as well.
Jo Beverly has written many more books and has received several awards. Read this book and you will want to read her other fourteen books as well.