Just about what you'd expect from a novel centered on the court of Charles II which begins with Chris Wren telling the King: ""I have drawn plans. . . . We could build clean, upright houses. . .new methods of sanitation."" Heroine of this diffuse pancake is Angel, who appeared as a reconstituted guttersnipe in an earlier book. Now deeply in love with her benefactor/husband Nicholas, she is Lady Benbrook. But Nicholas dies and the widow Angel faces not only the lust of jolly Charles, but a kidnapping plot by one of Charles' former bedmates. She is stabbed, recovers, falls in love again with another. ""Odds fish,"" a royal pain in the pillion -- it's that tedious.