LORD OF THE RAKES
It’s always a delight when a newcomer enchants readers with a lively, original and highly sensual love story. Wilde introduces readers to unforgettable characters who move through the plot perfectly, and yet it is not just their passion but their angst that takes hold. This isn’t for the faint of heart, but instead for those adventurous readers who savor the explicit. Wilde has a bright future.
Suddenly an heiress and free of her overbearing, overprotective brother, Lady Caroline Delamarre decides to savor life. She goes to London to stay with friends and decides that there is no better way to start her new life then in Phillip Montcalm’s arms. Better known as the Lord of the Rakes, Phillip has bedded too many women to count. Truth be told, he’s a bit tired of the game — until he meets Caroline. She’s unlike any woman he has known, a delicious combination of naiveté and sensuality. Here is a woman willing and eager to play out their fantasies as master and mistress; here is a woman who equals him in creativity and fire. As Caroline and Phillip begin falling in love, they must find a way to escape the past or they will have no future. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Feb., 320 pp., $7.99)