LORD OF SCANDAL
Cornick knows her period well, and
in it she pairs a handsome, dangerous lord, well known for his scandalous
reputation, with an innocent but not
quite malleable heiress. Readers will
relish this sensual and emotional love
story and its unexpected climax.
War hero Benjamin, Lord Hawksmoor, is the darling of the ton and common folk alike. With little money he lives by his wits. But that changes when
he comes to the aid of heiress Catherine Fenton. Betrothed to a lecherous lord she despises, Catherine vows not to marry.
Aware of the gossip that follows Ben, Catherine feels there is more to this cynical man than meets the eye. And she's falling in love with him. Though Ben fights his feelings for Catherine, he knows that she can lay to rest his fears
of living in poverty again. But money, or the lack of it, doesn't compete with love and trust for one another. Will they learn this before all is destroyed by a misunderstanding and a danger that stalks them? (HQN, Jun., 384 pp., $6.99)