BEDDING THE ENEMY
Here is the third in Wine’s post-Elizabethan series and a spin off from In Bed With a Stranger. It’s a sexually heated, fast-paced read brimming with excellent characters set against a lushly detailed backdrop. Readers will enjoy the sizzle and the history.
Vibrant, beautiful Helena Knyvett is a pawn of her brother, the soon-to-be Earl of Kenton. He plans on using her to further his interest in court, maneuvering her into a place as the queen’s lady-in-waiting.
Scotsman Keir McQuade has come to London to swear fealty to King James I. The instant their eyes meet, they are smitten, but her brother drags Helena away before they can be introduced. Keir accepts James’ invitation to stay at court hoping to see Helena. Fortune smiles on him when her brother gambles Helena away in a game of chance and the king insists that Keir wed his prize. But another desires Helena. Assassination attempts and a missing witness place Keir and Helena in serious trouble. Only the strength of their love and the power of the truth can set them free. (BRAVA, Aug., 304 pp., $14.00)