BEDROOM DIPLOMACY (4.5) by Michelle Celmer: Daughter of a powerful and ruthless senator, former wild child Rowena Tate lives by his strict guidelines to make sure her handicapped son receives the best medical care. English lord Colin Midbury, in Washington, D.C., for strategic negotiations, has been told Rowena’s off limits. Neither expects to find a passion strong enough to overcome the past and reach for the future. Meeting in secret for their sizzling affair, falling in love is not supposed to be part of the equation. Celmer’s characters are compelling and believable, and her shot-to-the-heart plotting is pitch perfect.