Regency superstar Judith Lansdowne offers another stunning romance featuring a simply splendid hero no reader could possibly resist.

There is absolutely no doubt. Lady Annabella Faire is a social disaster. Nicknamed the Hesitant Hedgehog by the unmerciful ton, she faces the upcoming Season with dreary despair.

This year, however, things will be different. Her childhood friend, Hillary Holland Hallsworth, Duke of Derrinham, otherwise known as the Diamond, is determined that this time his little friend will be feted and courted as her gallant heart deserves.

But why does it bother him to see other men begin to appreciate her charms? Why does he want to fend off her suitors and claim her for himself? But how can a man with such a horrifying past offer an innocent his heart?

Once again, the magnificent Ms. Lansdowne concocts a heady brew of magic, mystery and heart-stopping emotion. Run, do not walk, to the nearest bookstore. (June, 256 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer