"Such romantic nonsense might prove to be a problem."
Andrew Morrow wants nothing to do with the arranged marriage his father is setting up, especially when his 16-year-old heart belongs to someone else. Instead of doing the pretty, Andrew runs off to India to make his fortune. Jacinda is not happy about the prospective marriage either, though at 12 she has less alternatives. But when she and her father are set upon on their way home from negotiations, Jacinda's life is turned upside down. Her father is dead, and someone is trying to kill her. She disappears, waiting until her father's murderer is caught before going home. But when she unexpectedly runs into Captain Drew Morrow, perhaps it's time to take things into her own hands and solve this mystery so she can get her life back.
My Opinion: This book is well thought out and has a great mystery plot as well as the romantic one. It really keeps you guessing as to who the murderer is and what exactly is going on. Jacinda is a fabulously stubborn woman, though she is still feminine. Drew is a great character and his developing love is one of the best parts of the story. The side characters are a little confusing at times, but they get sorted out in your head after a bit. Nice change from your standard regency romance.