Monday, July 16, 2007

My Pleasure by Connie Brockway

Connie Brockway draws readers into the breathtaking love story of a dashing Scotsman who is duty bound to protect the one woman who incites in him a wild passion. How exactly can he save her from himself?

By day, celebrated beauty Helena Nash works as a proper companion to one of London's most disagreeable ladies. By night she acts as an illicit messenger between two separated lovers. Masked and disguised, she falls into the path of a shadowy stalker. Fearing for her safety but unwilling to halt her nocturnal forays, Helena seeks out Ramsey Munro—one of three men who pledged years earlier to serve her family in times of need. Handsome and elusive, the notorious Scotsman is London's most accomplished swordsman and represents everything Helena wants but can't have—freedom, adventure, and passion. Now she demands that he teach her his formidable skills, a commission that may prove cool, collected Helena's undoing. For Ramsey has seen through her disguise...and soon vows to teach her both the way of the sword and the deliciously wicked pleasures of the flesh.

This the second book in the Rose Hunter trilogy by Connie Brockway, following on from My Seduction, featuring the middle Nash sister, Helena and Ramsey Munro. I actually finished this book ages ago, so the details are a little hazy in my mind!

Helena has a reputation as something of an ice princess, someone who is untouchable within the ton, but when she finds herself in a very dangerous situation whilst incognito, dashing Ramsey Munro comes to her rescue.

Eventually Helena convinces Ramsey that she needs to be taught self defence, which leads to a series of very enticing sessions of fencing! In fact if I was going to summarise this novel in just a few words, then they would be Masquerade and Sword Play!

I enjoyed the thrust and parry of the dialogue in this novel (sword play pun completely intended!). I have ended up rating both Brockway novels I have read so far the same. They are good, but not in my opinion, completely fantastic! Still, I like them enough to keep reading the series!

Rating 4/5

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