After a long time away, the widowed Lady Emmaline Fallbrook seeks a lover in London. She learns that Jack Devruex is also spending the season there. Thirteen years, her marriage and widowhood haven't hardened her heart toward the man, but Emma tries to become immune to his charms.

Jack feels the same way. Each plans to feign indifference, with decidedly different opinions on why they never made a match. But ignoring their mutual desires doesn't work, especially when the tension is thicker than the densest fog. Woodward writes this story with a delicious balance of the thin line between love and hate, with love being the prize worth winning. (Dec., 224 pp., $4.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robin Taylor