DON'T TEMPT ME
Chase, a true mistress of the love-and-laughter story, hits the mark again with an exhilarating, deliciously original and delectable romance between two marvelously scandalous characters. Though readers will giggle at the wonderfully humorous dialogue, there is just enough poignancy to cause a tear or two, and plenty of passion to make the temperature rise. Brava!
Many years ago 12-year-old Zoe Lexham disappeared on a family expedition to the Middle East. She's returned home surrounded by scandal and with no hope for a decent marriage. Her years in a harem and her outspoken frankness about sexuality have tarnished her reputation -- and caused her mother to faint.
Lucien de Grey, the Duke of Marchmont and Zoe's childhood friend, might be a notorious rogue, but he has the power to launch her into society. The only problem is that Lucien himself is attracted to Zoe. She's tempting and, though a virgin, her natural sensuality has been enhanced by harem life. As she learns her lessons Zoe gets under his skin. But the past and the truth about Zoe's abduction haunt her debut, and when Lucien decides to uncover the truth, they face new dangers. (AVON, Jul., 380 pp., $6.99)