By Anne Gracie
I forget why I downloaded this book from the library. Probably because she was an author I have wanted to try because of good reviews. By the end of the prologue I knew this was going to be a dumb book. Our heroine’s evil father who is a liar and cheater besides being unfeeling and abusive to her, extracts a deathbed promise that she will go to England to retrieve his honor. Kit, our heroine, is fully aware of his lying and cheating and the fact that he has no honor, but she is going ahead to carry out his scheme to retrieve his honor. Which she knows he doesn’t have. I put it down, but in rereading the reviews they were all good, so I decided to overlook the senseless plot. Something about this book must be great. Surely. Nope.
It’s the type of book that you can skip through at lightning speed and not miss a thing. I finished it in two hours and regret the fact that those 2 hours are lost forever. When she finally learns the truth that her father did not have his honor stolen from him, but that he never had any to begin with, she is quite quite shocked. (!?) Because, you see, retrieving his honor has meant her becoming a Chinese cat-burglar and stealing valuables from her father’s decent friends. Yeah, that will do the trick. So now she feels guilty. Too guilty to accept the marriage proposal of the hero, who knows all. Oh yes, there is a love story. She runs away because she is not worthy. Plus she thinks that she is going to be hanged. He finds her; they have sex; but she still is not worthy. Skip skip skip. Happy ending. This book actually made me angry. Thank God it was a library book.
September 5, 2017