EMILY AND THE DARK ANGEL
ISBN #: 978-0-451-23125-3
October 2010 (previously published in 1991)
Rating: 4 Cups
Emily is the eldest daughter of Sir Henry Grantwich. She is twenty six and not as pretty as her younger sister who she raised. She is now managing the family farm for her invalid father and soldier brother.
Ver is a well-known rake with a wild reputation. Most do not know him for the good friend that he really is nor is he given credit for his sense of honor. He is the heir to Emily’s neighbor’s estate and a disputed field.
Emily is conducting business for her father in the town of Melton Mowbray when she bumps into an extraordinarily handsome young man. Piers Verderan is dodging an angry demimondaine who throws violet perfumed powder on both of them. An unlikely attraction is formed between the retiring and practical spinster and the flamboyant rake.
Fans of Regency Romance are going to love the reissue of one of Ms. Beverley’s best. Emily and Ver are as opposite as can be, but he is just what she needs. Her family has piled responsibility after responsibility on her shoulders without any regard for her happiness. They are not terrible people but very selfish and she is the victim. Their love story is fun with a well crafted plot and two very appealing main characters. The author brings the Melton men back to life and the descriptions of the men, the horses, and the hunting is wonderfully vivid. You can never go wrong with a Jo Beverley Regency story.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More