THE FALL OF A SAINT
Merrill delivers another juicy, scandalous romance — featuring a saint, a governess, an unfortunate tryst and a marriage made in hell! Readers will love this battle of wills, of wits and of tempers. Note that this is book two in Merrill’s the Sinner and the Saint duet, but it stands alone.
Michael Poole, the Duke of St. Aldric, is considered a saint by all of polite society, but not by Madeline Cranston, the governess whose room he mistakenly entered during a drunken haze. Without a reference or money, and with a baby in her belly, Maddie has come to demand a settlement, but Michael offers marriage instead. She agrees and plots her revenge, until she discovers the real man behind the enigma. Passion flares between the newlyweds … but then her long-lost love returns. Now, Maddie is torn between two lovers. (HARLEQUIN, Mar., 280 pp., $6.50)