THE GREATEST LOVER EVER
Brooke delivers what readers want — a smart, witty, sexy and just plain delightful romance — in spades. She takes time-honored themes and makes them fresh, funny, charming and sizzling with sexual tension. This tale will brighten the darkest winter’s day.
Fiery Georgiana Black’s rashness leads to a broken engagement when her fiancé, the Earl of Beckenham, refuses her ultimatum to stop a duel over her honor. Six years pass, during which Georgie refuses every suitor and struggles to keep her sister from copying her mistakes. When Georgie discovers that Violet is attending a scandalous party, she follows and comes face-to-face with Beckenham. He is as handsome, stubborn and desirable as ever. The instant Beckenham spies the masked woman he knows she is Georgie, and with one stolen kiss the flames reignite. But Georgie rebuffs him despite the heat between them. So, the earl hatches a scheme, hoping to lure Georgie into his arms and his bed. But then an old rival appears, drawing them into a trap where their trust and desire will be tested. (ST. MARTIN’S, Jan., 320 pp., $7.99)