HIS MISTRESS BY MORNING
The ever-inventive Boyle dishes up an innovative, clever tale with a magical twist as she delves into what would happen if your deepest wish came true -- but not the way you expected. With witty dialogue, heated love scenes and a hero and heroine you really care about, she's produced another winner.
Shy spinster Charlotte Wilmont is in love with Sebastian, Viscount Trent, but she has no chance of catching his eye, especially when he's linked with the season's "original." But that's before she inherits a most unusual ring. With one wish, everything changes.
Charlotte, aka Lottie, awakens in Sebastian's bed. But he's not the staid man she knows. He's a devilish rogue, and she's the most sought-after mistress in London. Here's her chance to live on the wild side and enjoy every moment. But as Lottie's life has changed, so too have other lives -- and not for the better. The only way she can set things right is to take her wish back, but will she lose Sebastian's love too? (Avon, Sep., 384 pp., $6.99)