IT TAKES TWO TO TANGLE
Romain’s first book in her newest trilogy is a delightful romance. Its intriguing plot, replete with unforeseen twists and coupled with a set of passionate characters, quickly turns this into a page-turner.
After returning from war with a paralyzed right arm, Henry Middlebrook is determined to rejoin the ton and find a wife. He sets his sights on Lady Caroline, who is beautiful, smart and the most sought-after widow of the Season. Her companion, Frances Whittier, is still young enough to enjoy the balls and entertainments they attend. She delights in holding deep, witty conversations with the men pursuing Caroline. Henry yearns to learn more about Caroline as a person and, surprisingly, Frances agrees to help him. Their interaction leads to Henry’s realization that he wants Caroline as a friend but desires Frances. Now he must find a way to win his lady’s heart. (SOURCEBOOKS, Sep., 352 pp., $6.99)