FINESSING THE CONTESSA

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The Regency period away from the glitz of London society is well depicted in Soliman’s third Forsters story. There is intrigue and suspense, and the relationship that builds between the main characters, Electra and Robert, is nicely done, as well as the interaction all the characters share.

Visiting Charles Billingham in Dartmouth in the hopes of meeting La Contessa, an expert chess player, Lord Robert Forster is also tasked with seeing what information she can supply about the power struggle in her native Sicily. Unfortunately, Contessa Electra Falzone is being forced to spy on Rob. Still recovering from the death of her husband and son, and with her brother as a hostage, she must help his captors with their scheme to get rich. Rob is sure Electra is acting against her will and sets out to prove it and help her. He has no plans to fall in love, but love has no respect for his plans. (CARINAPRESS.COM, dl $3.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley