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Georgie is trying to escape the grasping marital clutches of her revolting cousin and keep control of the shipping empire her father left behind. She comes to the conclusion that the easiest way to accomplish her goals is to marry a convict sentenced to transportation. She’ll then have the protection of her married status with none of the interference or headache.
But her chosen quarry has been imprisoned under false pretenses – and he doesn’t disappear. Instead he shows up at the edge of a ballroom, intent on claiming his bride. Georgie is forced to renegotiate their deal.
Together, Georgie and Benedict embark on a grand adventure to rescue England from Napoleon’s machinations, and fall in love despite being kidnapped, shot at and subjected to the worst poetry imaginable.
The lightning fast repartee, the hilarious innuendos, the steamy intimate scenes, and the effortless character portrayals reeled me in completely.