Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Review: A Lady's Wish by Katharine Ashe

To the world, Lady Patricia Morgan is a proper lady. But in secret, she yearns for scorching romance with a certain breathtaking gentleman she has never forgotten. They spent one perfect day together, but he disappeared before she could learn his name.

Eight years ago, Captain Nikolas Acton ran off to join the navy so he could forget the mysterious young lady who, after promising him her heart, simply vanished. Now, he has returned to England as a war hero, and is staggered to come face to face with the woman who still possesses his heart . . . 

I'd never read Ms. Ashe's work previously, though this story can be read alone despite being listed as book 1.5 in her Rogues of the Seas series.   While initially confused by the prologue, since neither of the two gentlemen speaking are the hero of A Lady's Wish, I'm pleased to say the story flowed quickly once I was into the narrative about Nikolas and Patricia.

It was a sweet meeting for Nikolas and Patricia eight years earlier, and an even shorter romance.  They were kept apart -- or lost to one another -- and both have been suffering.  Imagine their surprise when Patricia's carriage is disabled by an injured horse and Nik comes to her rescue.  Their reconnection is lust-filled yet intense, and once they are on the same page in determining the future of their relationship, a happily ever after is most certainly achieved.     

A Lady's Wish is a sweet historical romance, just right if you're in the mood for a quick dip into the genre.

(A very special thank you to Avon Romance, Harper Collins and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of A Lady's Wish.)

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