THE DANGEROUS VISCOUNT
The Burgundy Club of book collectors sets the backdrop for Neville’s highly entertaining tale of unconventional lovers, eccentric families, daring escapades and sizzling sensuality, not to mention a virginal hero.
Lady Diana Fanshawe wants to marry a man who will give her a conventional life. She’s found him in Lord Blakely and hopes that he will pop the question at his house party. But when his cousin, studious Sebastian Iverley, arrives, Diana’s plans crumble. She accepts a wager to get Iverley to kiss her. The first time Sebastian sees Diana he has no idea that his life will be ruined. He can’t think of anything else but her. But when he learns of the wager he is determined to teach her about humiliation and betrayal; which he does after becoming Viscount Iverley. Their one night of passion leads to pregnancy and a hasty marriage. Now, they must find a way to make their marriage work and with the help of rare books, unique friends and her sister’s meddling they manage to have quite an unconventional honeymoon. (AVON, Oct., 380 pp., $7.99)