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COURTING THE COUNTESS
by Barbara Pierce

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Regency England

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Artist Mallory Claeg is a well-known rogue whose bedroom escapades are legendary. But his womanizing days are over when he spies Brook Meylan, Lady A'Court, and falls head over heels in love. His
challenge: make the lady fall for him.

Few know the pain of Brook's failed marriage, or that she grieves for her lost child and not her cruel husband. She is tempted by Mallory's sensuality and the personal pain he bears. It is their shared need for redemption that brings them together, but it is their deepest desires that bind them, even as society, their friends, family and enemies try to tear them apart.

Pierce carries off just-simmering-underneath sexual tension like a virtuoso and keeps readers wondering just how these two dynamic characters will get together. This splendid read shimmers with the temptation of seduction and the healing power of love. VERY SENSUAL (Nov., 352 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: St. Martin's

Published: November 2004

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