What was once an innocent, if rollicking, regency romance has exploded with passion as Claudy Conn revisits Myriah Fire to turn up the heat.
No mewing coquette she, Myriah Whitney refuses to settle nicely into marriage as prescribed by the haut ton of British society. Born into wealth and privilege with both beauty and brains, Myriah is willfully holding out for a love match. Unfortunately, Myriah gets caught in what appears to be an amorous kiss with the eligible Sir Roland and rather than create a scene or acquiesce to a loveless marriage, Myriah chooses to slip away before an engagement can be announced.
The road Myriah takes from London turns out to be one of high adventure, when she comes across a young nobleman, bleeding to death with a bullet in his side. Myriah manages to get the youth safely to his manor and in the absence of servants tends his wounds. As innocent as she may be, Myriah quickly finds herself in yet another compromising position, when she wakes in the silken embrace of Lord Kit Winborne, the youth's older brother. Being mistaken for a bit-of-muslin might have proven devastating for a lesser soul, but this miss is anything but daunted. She rises from the encounter with dignity intact and proceeds to win the good Lord's heart.
Myriah may feel an instant attraction for Kit, but she already has suspicions that all is not well on the Winborne estate. Most of the servants are gone, the grounds have become overgrown, and then there is the mystery of how young William Winborne came by his bullet wound. The Winbornes seem to have fallen on hard times. Something dark and sinister hangs over their dealings and Myriah finds herself caught in the thick of it, unable to reveal her true identity, yet unwilling to return home and face her father's ire.
In order for true love to blossom and take root there is a price to be paid in honesty and trust, something neither Kit or Myriah can afford to give each other blindly. The passion and desire they feel only serves to confuse matters further as neither Myriah nor Kit can risk honesty, when more than their personal happiness stands to be lost. Matters become complicated further when Sir Roland discovers Myriah's whereabouts.
The addition of unbridled sexual passion to Myriah Fire's strong story brings dimensions of maturity and depth to the struggles faced by Myriah and Kit, without diminishing any of the innocence, joy or charm found in the original story. This revised version of Myriah Fire allows Claudy's regency followers to appreciate what her paranormal romance fans have discovered –mind bending eroticism.
A truly captivating tale with a blast of added sizzle, Myriah Fire will kindle the flames of your heart and burn up the night.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)