Sabrina Jeffries gives her readers a Regency-set plot overflowing with conflict in the form of two murders, inheritance requirements, and deadly horse races.
Two high-strung protagonists as the Lord and Lady of the story make for an unlikely couple until their true natures are discovered. Lord Gabriel Sharpe, better known as The Angel of Death, needs a wife to gain his inheritance. He has only a year to find her, yet he picks the stubborn and defiant Miss Virginia Waverly.
Virginia abhors Gabe as she considers him to be the person responsible for her brother’s death. That is until he kisses her and she can’t resist the temptation of his luscious lips.
Jeffries can write a kiss as if it were making love, yet Virginia remains wary of Gabe’s involvement in her sibling’s passing. To overcome her dilemma, wanting him but leery, she proposes to race him on a deadly course.
If she wins, Gabe must tell her the truth about her brother’s death. If he wins, Virginia will allow him to court her.
If only one can win the race, how can Gabe and Virginia cross the finish line together? The novel will speed you through the challenges of the heart entwined with family honor right to the end.