The Wild One by Danelle Harmon ReviewAvon, Dec., 1997.
Paperback, 373 pages.
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Juliet Page is alone in the world with only her infant child, having left her old life in Boston to travel to Berkshire, England. It was her deceased fiance, Charles' wish that Juliet return to his family's estate to be looked after. During her travels to Berkshire, however, the coach she was traveling in is robbed. All the travelers would have been hurt much worse had a gentleman not come upon the scene during the robbery. Lord Gareth de Monteforte, better known as "The Wild One," heroically rescues the passengers and unbeknownst to him, his brother's fiance and her infant daughter. Despite his older brother, Lord Lucien's refusal to accept her into the family, Gareth sets out to do the honorable thing and marry her to give her child a last name.
Lord Gareth sets out to prove to eveyone that he is capable of providing for his new wife and child. However, the only skill he has is fighting which is quite dangerous; if he is killed, where will Juliet be? Just as Juliet feels her world is caving in around her she discovers that reaching out for help -- especially to your family -- can be just as challenging and rewarding as solving problems on one's own.
Danelle Harmon is consistently warm and detailed in her descriptions of places and events. With a compelling plot and fascinating characters, The Wild One is impossible to put down. The ending is a real shocker -- it appears that the book is just the beginning of a series of books on the deMontforte brothers. Readers will be breathless with anticipation for the next installment of this exciting story.
--Barbara Paschall Averitt
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