DESPERATELY SEEKING SUZANNA
With a little bit of Cinderella and a little bit of quirk, Michels’ second Tricks of the Ton story is a potent mix of love, laughter and poignancy. This is just what readers want to brighten their day and leave them with a smile.
When her beautiful sister is in the room, no one notices Sue Green — so she seizes the chance to attend a masked ball, assuming the identity of the bold and sensual Suzanna. That night Sue fulfills her dreams and enjoys herself — and comes face to face with Lord Holden Ellis. Holden has sworn off love, but is intrigued by the young woman at the ball. When she disappears as quickly as she appeared he begins searching for her. Though he doesn’t find Suzanna, he continuously encounters Sue, who promises to help him locate her. They become friends, and Sue develops a new confidence. But, just as Holden is ready to tell Sue he knows of her ruse, they discover a killer is stalking them. (SOURCEBOOKS, Mar., 380 pp., $7.99)