Get set for a wild ride of a novel, filled with thrills and chills as only Drake can pull off. The fascinating background of insurgent writers, political turmoil and a killer on the loose are enough to make your pulse pound, and Drake keeps the pace perfectly aligned with the suspense -- and she doesn't stint on the highly sensual romance either. Be ready to stay up all night for this one!

Ally Grayson lives a double life. She's a demure young lady engaged to a serious fiance and the adventurous journalist known as "A. Anonymous." Ally begins living one of her fantasies when her London-bound coach is attacked by a highwayman. For some unknown reason, she is attracted to the outlaw and can't get him out of her mind. Perhaps it's because if her fiance, Mark Farrow, discovered her persona, he'd put a stop to her writing.

If that isn't enough to scare a sensible lady, she discovers that London is a hotbed of political turmoil. Radical writers are inciting the public to crush the monarchy, and someone is murdering journalists. Caught in the highwayman's spell, Ally realizes she must unmask him, and in so doing, trust a scoundrel with her life in the hopes of capturing a killer before she becomes the next victim. (HQN, Dec., 424 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin