This is an Official Review by an Eye On Romance Official Reviewer
for Dangerous Man, A
Date of Review: 02/22/07
While in the Kingdom of Naples, Eleanor Scarborough lost her beloved spouse, Edmond, a renowned composer, in a tragic accident while boating. Eleanor questions whether she should have brought him to Italy as a better clime for his consumption when Italy clearly took his young life. Following his death, Edmond leaves his financial matters, and the guardianship of his younger sisters, in the hands of Eleanor, to the dismay of her British mother-in-law; who enlists the help of her brother to investigate the widow. Honoria can’t abide Eleanor in control of the purse strings, and accuses her of murdering Edmond and burning the evidence.
Lord Anthony Neale agrees to investigate Eleanor, but there is someone else who begins making trouble; causing Anthony and Eleanor to question the circumstances of Edmund’s death. Burglaries and other suspicious “accidents” mount up and it is Anthony that Eleanor begins to suspect, among others.
A fast paced thriller; A DANGEROUS MAN pits two very eccentric protagonists against each other; while shocking the Ton with their scandalous behavior. Investigating the murder and fending off a would-be assassin puts the growing feelings between Eleanor and Anthony in the background; subtly building to love while neither is paying attention. A lively and varied cast of characters enhances the story while adding extra dimension to the whodunit. The sexual tension is a living force whenever Eleanor and Anthony share a scene, whether arguing or making love. Political intrigue, misapprehension and murder keep the reader guessing to the climactic finish. Reading A DANGEROUS MAN is a fine way to spend the day.