As an heiress and the Duke of Worley's ward, Prudence Tamhill shouldn't be out without a chaperone. But she's alone when Benjamin Exeter, Viscount Rathbone, sees her in the park. Being a true gentleman he wishes to help Prudence. By refusing his help, she sparks his curiosity.

He's never paid her any attention, but now he asks for dances and steals a kiss in the garden—and not just because he made a bet to win her ring as a token of friendship. When Rathbone is seen in Prudence's room, they are well and truly caught and wedding plans are made. Prudence knows confirmed bachelor Rathbone doesn't love her. Can she be happy with passion alone?

He Said Never is a fast-paced and enjoyable story. Although the conflict could have been stronger, the marvelous characters and sparkling dialogue push this tale along to a happy conclusion. SENSUAL (Oct., 380 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Brager