With a twist here and a turn there, Marvelle delivers a delectable "lessons
in love" romance tinged with just the right amount of love, laughter and sizzle.

Desperation drives destitute widow Lady Charlotte Chartwell to find a protector. It's no secret her husband died in his mistress's bed, so why shouldn't she pick up a man in her carriage? She does, but he's too much of a gentleman to accept her outrageous proposal.

To stay solvent she rents her home to a clever Frenchwoman who opens a school promising to teach men how to be lovers. But Lord Alex Baxendale is no gentleman; he's better known as Lord of Pleasure than Lord Hawksford. So why is he accompanying a friend to this new "school"? He's ready to leave when he spies Charlotte, intrigued as to why the woman he sent off to bed alone is there. He longs to teach her a few lessons of his own, and she's a willing student for pleasure and passion. (ZEBRA, Aug., 352 pp., $4.99)
Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond