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LADY PRISCILLA'S SHAMEFUL SECRET
Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
Readers met Lady Priscilla in Merrill’s previous romance, Lady Drusilla’s Road to Ruin. Now the errant debutante is about to find out what true love means, and even with a set-up as old as the genre itself, Merrill manages to write her sexiest novel to date.
Since her failed elopement and her sister’s marriage to a commoner, Lady Priscilla has become a virtual hermit. Her father and stepmother know nothing of her fear of the marriage bed, and her father sees an alliance between the newly-minted Duke of Reighland as a political coup. But Robert Magson is not about to marry a pig in a poke and insists on getting to know his prospective bride. Priscilla is lovely and accomplished, but also independent and outspoken; she’s not an ideal wife, but is the woman he wants. Robert goes about uncovering her secrets and slowly seducing her until she cannot deny her desires. All would be well, but for the return of her lover. (HARLEQUIN, May, 245 pp., $6.25)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: May 2012