|The New Cover|
Seduced by her guardian, Justin, Earl of Weston, when she was 17 while at his estate in Ireland, Megan Kindead is made to pay the price. And oh how she pays. Though Justin was very aware his behavior was despicable, he “couldn’t help himself” and ruined her just the same. And, in return, the young innocent fell in love. Of course, he forgot to tell her one thing: he could not marry her as he was already married. Finding she is pregnant, Megan knows to give her child a name, she must wed and soon.
|The old cover|
Megan is a high-spirited young woman with courage and convictions. I loved her. Justin was an otherwise honorable nobleman who was so obsessed with his ward. He would have her no matter the consequences, even making her his whore when he could not make her his wife.
It’s a bodice ripper, oh yes, it is. And a very good one. Originally published in 1983 (see the old cover which has so much more emotion), it is just as good today. The emotions are at times subtle, at times violent, but in all, believable; and the tension is non stop. Robards is simply a master of this sort of romance and I count myself among her many fans.