Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Rake's Ransom

Title ~ Rake's Ransom
Author ~ Barbara Metzger
Publisher ~ Untreed Reads
Published ~ 25 April 2012
Genre ~ Historical/Romance/Humor

My Rating ~ 5 bites out of 5

Considering fox hunting to be inhumane Jacelyn Trevaine managed to interfere at every hunt and Squire George Bottwick couldn’t take it anymore. When Jacey wasn’t repentant enough after her latest effort the Squire jailed her dog, Penelope, for being a public nuisance. Jacey was outraged and with the squire throwing the gauntlet Jacey planned to get the upper hand. She knew the Squire’s nephew, Lord Arthur Ponsonby, was arriving at the estate that evening, so she planned to take him hostage and demand her dog be released as the ransom. Wearing a groom’s outgrown clothes, she waylaid a man and horse on the road and her plan was on track. Then everything went wrong. Or was it right?

Once again Ms. Metzger had me excitedly turning the pages. With well-developed characters and a delicious plot filled with humor I didn’t want to put the story down until it had reached its conclusion. Barbara Metzger’s books are a guilty pleasure I so look forward to reading.

*Book source ~ Many thanks to Untreed Reads for providing me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page.

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