AND THEN COMES MARRIAGE
The second of Bradley’s Worthington books is an inventive, sexy tale; half romp and half an emotionally satisfying read. Presenting readers with a pair of heroes to die for and a quirky Shakespeare-quoting family, along with a fast pace and snappy dialogue, Bradley is at her best. The funny, charming romance, with its highly sensual edge, is a sure winner.
Miranda Talbot is free of a stifling marriage and, as a lady of independent means, she’s ready to take on courtship — especially if her suitor is the delightful Poll Worthington. He’s witty, fun to be around and sets her heart aflutter. But Miranda has no idea that there’s another man courting her: Poll’s twin, Castor. When each man discovers the other is after Miranda, they set out to find who is the best man — and the prize is Miranda. Castor may be a confirmed bachelor, but Miranda’s sweet innocence and vulnerability have him thinking about more than seduction. As their desires explode into a heated passion, Castor and Miranda know their courtship has reached a new level. Meanwhile, Miranda has an enemy who is out for blood and will stop at nothing to destroy Miranda and the Worthingtons. (ST. MARTIN’S, Aug., 380 pp., $7.99)