When young Peregrine Dalmay, Earl of Lisle, went to Egypt, he began a correspondence with Olivia Wingate-Carsington. Now that he’s home Lisle discovers she wasn’t exaggerating her proclivity for trouble. As a descendant of a family known to be swindlers and cheaters, Olivia has a reputation to up-hold — and she does!
Her latest debacle puts Lisle right in the middle. His parents want him to oversee the restoration of a Scottish castle and Olivia manipulates things to include her. There are but a few problems: Olivia’s chaperones, ghosts, a possible murder, a hidden treasure and their unexpected and passionate attraction. But for a man used to tomb raiders and a woman adept at making trouble, nothing’s too hard to handle. (AVON, Aug., 380 pp., $7.99)