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Publisher: Avon / HarperCollins
Release Date: December 2003
ISBN: 0-06-054394-9
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Historical Romance
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Faith V. Smith
Reviewer Notes: Sexual Content

No Ordinary Groom
By Gayle Callen

       Jane Whittington’s groom has been chosen—not by her, but by her father. She is annoyed and definitely not pleased with his choice. If she were of a mind to marry, which she isn’t, then William Chadwick’s name would be at the bottom of her potential husband list. His pompous airs, his elegantly-clothed body and his almost effeminate mannerisms make her want to retch. How could her father, who claims to love her, shackle her to a man who needs protecting more than she does?

      William has loved Jane for years. Her sire--his mentor and boss--has filled his ears with tales of the delightful lady. He admires her strong will and lissome looks but finds her stubborn streak to be irritating, especially when she allows him to see her true feelings for him. He despises his reputation of being a coward, but it has aided him over the years as he works in secret to keep England safe from her enemies.

      With desperation beating urgently in his veins, he works to show Jane he is worthy to be her husband, but for every step he takes forward, she continues to push him back two. When circumstances arise and Jane’s life is threatened, Will is determined to protect her from further harm. His quest to alleviate a common enemy to England and his future happiness with Jane is further hampered by more attempts on their lives and that of Jane’s widowed sister.

       Jane and Will fight separate battles in Ms. Gallen’s tale of love. At times the battle looks to be lost, but as in all romances there should be a happy ending, and No Ordinary Groom carries on the time-honored tradition of love.