ALWAYS A SCOUNDREL
Underneath the rakish facade of
Enoch's scoundrels lurks the heart
of a true hero. With her usual sense
of time and place, engaging characters and strong emotions, the author pens
another highly satisfying read.
To save her family from ruin, Lady Rosamund Davies accepts Lord Cosgrove's marriage proposal, even though he makes her skin crawl. There appears to be no way out until she meets the "bad boy" of the ton, Lord Bramwell Johns. Bram happily leads the life of a dissolute bachelor: gambling, wenching and, disguised as "Black Cat," robbing the wealthy. That's how he overhears the plan to sell Rose into marriage. Since her young brother is part of his group, Bram decides to help Rose by teaching her about passion before she's forced to wed.
Falling in love with the innocent isn't part of his plan, but one kiss seals his fate. Now Rose and Bram will do anything to stop the wedding, but Cosgrove has plans of his own. With the help of their friends and the power of their love Bram and Rose must outwit Cosgrove. (AVON, May, 380 pp., $7.99)