It’s difficult to tell who the seducer is and who’s being seduced in this sexy story by Brown, as Lottie and Ian resist their strong feelings and it seems as if they’ll never find their happy ever after. There is a great supporting cast from the previous book, Wayward One, that enhances this lively tale.

Miss Charlotte Vale runs a school for young women who otherwise might go astray. She intends never to marry and bear children because her mother, a talented painter, suffers from hereditary madness brought on by childbirth. When Sir Ian Heald comes to her school looking for the student that is blackmailing his sister, he threatens her controlled existence. As they search the stews looking for the blackmailer, Ian is captivated by her lack of propriety. Lottie is drawn by Ian’s strong sexuality, and they become lovers. But a disaster of unbelievable proportions looms. (SAMHAINPUBLISHING.COM, dl $5.50)
Reviewed by: 
Donna M. Brown