“From dueling at dawn to fighting at Waterloo, Jack Rigg, Earl of Raleigh, has seen his share of danger. But now he faces his greatest fear: wedlock by ambush. It began in Paris, when he rescued an alluring cardsharp named Aurora from a tavern brawl. In the safety of Jack’s rooms they shared a...”see full review » see other reviews »
“From dueling at dawn to fighting at Waterloo, Jack Rigg, Earl of Raleigh, has seen his share of danger. But now he faces his greatest fear: wedlock by ambush. It began in Paris, when he rescued an alluring cardsharp named Aurora from a tavern brawl. In the safety of Jack’s rooms they shared a passionate embrace. He never suspected their compromising encounter would change his life completely. . . . The idea that a poor vicar’s daughter should marry Jack Rigg might be amusing–if it weren’t so imperative. When she last saw Jack, Ellie Hill was disguised as “Aurora,” indulging her gift for gaming. Now she’s in trouble with the law–and Jack is her alibi. She must hope he’ll be more of a gentleman than he was to Aurora. But as they forge an unlikely and increasingly amorous alliance, someone with a deadly agenda wants to end their union before it begins.”Verna L wrote this review Saturday, July 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“okay”Krissy B wrote this review Thursday, December 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a first time author for me and it finishes up a themed challenge also.
This book is a suspense/romance. I thought it was well done and will read more by this author.
Ellie Hill is a companion to a wealthy couple's daughter. She dresses older than she really is and makes herself look dowdy to keep her job. She is the sole support for her brother Robbie after their parents die.
She is introduced to Jack Rigg at a party and the patrons are scandalized when the sought after bachelor asks her to dance. Little does he know that he practically grew up with Ellie when her vicar father tutored him as a child.
Later, after returning to London, Ellie is dressed and disguised as a very attractive woman and card shark. She is trying to win money to pay a debt her brother has incurred. After her escort leaves her alone, she ends up in Jack's room when he saves her from a riot. Now her name is tarnished and her brother is accused of murder.
“intrigue and family drama. romance and love. great book.”californiameaghan wrote this review Thursday, August 28, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'd enjoyed other Elizabeth Thorntons, so when I saw this was one I hadn't read, I picked it up. The heroine is using her talent for card counting to earn funds by gambling. When a riot breaks out near the gambling house, she's rescued by the hero, an earl, and gives her name as “Aurora.” Escaping to the hotel where she's staying with the lady she serves as companion, she's accused of stealing her cousin's wife's diamonds and is forced to name the hero as her alibi. Her cousin tries to insist the hero marry her, but he's sworn he'd never be forced into marriage—and the heroine's not about to marry for that reason. So she takes her winnings, collects her younger brother who's got himself wounded in a spot of trouble, and heads for England. And the hero's left to feel guilty. Then he learns the young man's suspected in the murder of an actress, and the mystery must be solved to alleviate the guilt he still feels. Very good story, both the mystery plot and the romance are done very well.”Gail Dayton wrote this review Thursday, August 2, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No