TO BED A BEAUTY
The Courtship Wars continue to sizzle as Jordan singes the pages with her highly sensual love story. Playing on classic erotic romance themes, incorporating a bit of suspense and allowing her feminist characters and their alpha-male heroes free rein, she turns another novel into a nonstop read.
Roslyn Loring is determined to marry for love and keep her husband satisfied. She turns to friend Fanny to learn the ways of a courtesan at a masked ball and ends up being propositioned by Andrew Moncrief, the Duke of Arden.
Drew recognizes the beauty and makes up his mind to have her any way he can. Though Roslyn has chosen her future husband, Drew is a temptation. And when he proposes to become her "mistress mentor," she agrees. Their love lesson opens them to an entirely new world of pleasure and passion. But only when Roslyn is threatened do they realize how powerful their love can be. (Ballantine, Mar., 400 pp., $6.99)