THE BLONDE SAMURAI
Told from the heroine's first-person point of view, this memoir-style novel is a
witty and wonderful story, full of strongly defined characters. It's as much about emotion as it is about sensuality and abandon, and Bacarr includes some sizzling-hot same-sex love scenes.
On her wedding night, Katie learns that her husband, Lord James Carlton, is a cruel libertine, hardly the man she thought. They strike an uneasy bargain. In exchange for her silence, Carlton will remain Katie's husband in name only. When the two journey to Japan as part of a delegation to the Mikado, Katie sees a chance to regain her lost freedom -- in the arms of Samurai warrior Shintaro. Lover, friend and teacher, Shintaro is the man Katie has dreamed of all her life. But Carlton intends to reclaim her, no matter what the cost -- and Katie is equally determined to protect her lover and their child. (SPICE, Feb., 352 pp., $13.95)