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Publisher: Avon / HarperCollins
Release Date: October 2004
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre:   Historical Romance [Circa 1816 ]

Reviewed: 2004

Reviewer Notes: Very detailed Sexual Content


A Lady of His Own
A Bastion Club Novel
By Stephanie Laurens

   Charles St. Austell has been sent home by his former commander to investigate rumors of spies around his Cornwall home. This was not a problem for Charles, since he was more than ready to get away from the matchmaking mothers of the town and their fluff-headed daughters. However, Charles never expected to find Lady Penny Selborne, doing a little investigating of her own.

    Penny knows something is going on. When her distant cousin Nicholas keeps returning to Cornwall, and she finds a room full of jeweled French pillboxes, she suspects that her father and brother were being paid to pass information to the French and Nicholas is trying to find out how, so he can continue. When Charles shows up to investigate, Penny is unsure as to how much to actually tell him. She knows he is the one man she can trust, but she is afraid what will happen to her family, once news gets out that her family may have been spies for the French.

   Now they will work together to try and uncover a spy ring that looks as if it will implicate Penny's late father and brother. As they search deeper, danger begins to unfold as one of Penny's brother's contacts is murdered. They will soon not only be trying to solve this mystery but also fighting to save their own lives. With so much mystery around and more murders, Charles knows only one way to keep Penny safe: to keep her with him day and night.

    As each character's personality comes to life, you will be unable to put this book down. Charles is a wonderfully sexy, dangerous hero. Penny is a lady who is not afraid of anything, she is not like other ladies of the time, depending on a man for everything. Penny knows how to get things done for herself. When these two come together, the sparks will fly. Although they were lovers one time thirteen years before, neither has ever found the love they long for. Until they realize the reason is they have always loved each other.

   Stephanie Laurens has once again given us a wonderful read with this third book from The Bastion Club Series. Having enjoyed reading many Stephanie Laurens books over the years, I must say this has to be one of my favorites. With such a well-written magnificently entertaining plot and mystery, this book will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. With such a captivating hero and heroine, plus superb secondary characters, this is one book that will definitely be going on the keeper shelf.