LORD OF WICKED INTENTIONS
Readers who have been anticipating the final volume in the Lost Lords of Pembrook series will not be disappointed. Heath delivers a wounded hero who steals hearts, an innocent yet wise heroine, witty dialogue, emotional depth and heated sexual tension — everything fans want from this superb storyteller.
Lord Rafe Easton learned to survive on the rough London streets. He’s seen his brothers marry, but Rafe relies on himself and wants nothing to do with love. He’s prepared to reclaim a debt when he meets Miss Evelyn Chambers, illegitimate daughter of an earl. Evelyn is sure her half-brother will honor her father’s deathbed wishes and care for her. Instead he plans to sell her to the highest bidder. An unexpected desire to possess Evelyn drives Rafe to make her his mistress. However, she naively believes she is to be married. Evelyn’s kindness and generosity break down the walls surrounding Rafe’s heart, and she becomes determined to unlock his secrets even as the past threatens to destroy their love. (AVON, May, 380 pp., $7.99)