Rising star Nadine Miller continues her meteoric rise to prominence with another sparkling fresh romance.

Holding her responsible for his younger brother's death, Devon St. Gwyre, Earl of Langley, would prefer to avoid Moira, the widowed Duchess of Sheffield. But a family obligation to the deceased duke obliges him to act as guardian to the lady's stepson in spite of his personal wishes.

Fully understanding Langley's antagonism, Moira knows that the arrogant earl is the only hope she has of keeping her beloved stepson alive and out of the diabolical clutches of a scheming relative.

What surprises both of them is the passion that flares between them, one that will overcome any obstacle. But can it survive the secret she hides?

Utterly at home in this demanding genre, Ms. Miller exquisitely develops a sinfully delicious love story to steal our hearts away. (Sept., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer