Witty and wonderfully romantic, the first in Boyle’s Rhymes With Love series is a delicious confection that tempts readers to turn the pages, laugh until they cry and sigh at the end. Romantics, animal lovers and anyone who likes humor with passion will fall in love with Boyle’s latest.

To Tabitha Timmons, the Duke of Preston’s name is synonymous with ruin. Tabby, recently come into a fortune, will gain her funds when she marries the respectable Mr. Barkworth. Then, along comes Preston — and Tabby is lost. Their simmering passion threatens to destroy their hopes for safe marriages. With help from family and friends (and dogs!) Preston and Tabby discover that a fortune of a different sort awaits those who believe in love. (AVON, Jun., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin