Ninel Pennington, better known as Nina, has one goal in mind: to finish her Ph.D. dissertation on the French Revolution. But the professor she has chosen to supervise her work has too many students already. To win his acceptance, she must excel in a virtual-reality computer game based on her favorite novel, "The Scarlet Pimpernel." When she lands the coveted role of Marguerite, the novel's heroine, Nina is overjoyed. Sure, Marguerite's a beautiful birdbrain, but Nina can ace this assignment in her sleep! Or so she thinks until she realizes that she's committed herself to spend two weeks as the estranged wife of her least-favorite fellow grad student, cast as the Scarlet Pimpernel himself. The game also pits Nina against Marguerite, a coquettish socialite who wants only to get this meddlesome stranger out of her head. As the Pimpernel's adversary closes in, and Nina figures out that only an alliance with Marguerite's husband will ensure her survival, she becomes ever more desperate to fix Marguerite's life. But Marguerite, it turns out, also has a few pointers for Nina. And before Nina fully grasps just how much trouble she's in, the Scarlet Pimpernel proves to be a good deal less estranged than she'd ever thought possible.
|I very much liked this book. Very well writen and and it has adventure, romance and humour.I didn't think I would like this book but I always like to give books a chance. I must say it got me hooked from the very beginning and actually made me want to read The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.|
I highly recommend this book even if you haven't read The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.
I give this 4 out of 5
*I have received a free copy of this in ebook format for my honest review.*