A LADY OF PERSUASION
Dare concludes her memorable debut trilogy with a romance that charms and titillates with its wry wit, endearing characters, laugh-out-loud moments, sensual interludes and poignancy. This is stellar storytelling!
Newly arrived from the West Indies, Isabel Grayson is an exotic beauty who should catch every man's eye, but the one who intrigues her the most is the roguish Sir Tobias Aldridge.
Toby has his own agenda: avenge Isabel's brother's theft of his betrothed by seducing his enemy's sister. However, Isabel is not playing along. She will only wed a member of the House of Lords who will fight injustice in Parliament. Sir Toby is a baronet, and with his reputation as a rake, he's not suitable as a husband. Appalled when his charms don't entice Isabel, Toby vows to persuade her into his bed -- even if he has to reform to do it. (BALLANTINE, Oct., 380 pp., $6.99)