THE CASANOVA CODE
MacMeans is known for unique, entertaining, fast-paced stories that shimmer with imaginative plotlines and unforgettable characters. This is another to add to readers’ lists of favorites: a lively, witty, sexy and fun, yet tinged with mystery.
When Edwina Hargrove realizes that “the refined gentleman” seeking a companion through the Mayfair Messenger is rake Ashton Trewelyn, she and her friends form The Rake Patrol. Years ago Ashton fit the part of a rogue, but his time in the King’s Royal Rifles has changed him. A coded message leads Edwina to be trapped with him in a hidden room filled with erotic pillow books. When Ashton requests her help deciphering a message that affects their families and the Crown, their investigation leads to secret societies and fantasies of playing out the book’s delicious scenes. Can a rake and a modern woman find love? (BERKLEY SENSATION, June, 284 pp., $7.99)