Emerald
by Lauren Royal, historical (2000)
Signet, $6.50, ISBN 0-451-20142-6


Scotland. Scottish heroine named Cait.

Regency London. English nobleman masquerading as highwayman/secret agent/whatever.

Heroine who is booksmart and unladylike. Forced to marry or her money will go to her incompetent brother.

Hero trying to solve Big Conspiracy. Mistakes heroine as Emerald, secret agent rogue temptress, accidentally injures her, and takes her under his wing.

Love.

Chases.

Boinking after Brush With Death.

Confusing narration, haphazard chase scenes, and one-note characterization.

ZZZZZZZZZZZ....

Rating: 46


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