A shocking little book, The Ladies Guide to the Pursuit of Personal Happiness and Intimate Fulfillment, sets the ton on its ear. It's up to Andrew Stanton to expose the author of the scandalous volume.

Catherine Ashfield, Viscountess Bickley, can't resist helping produce the delightfully shocking ladies' guide. She never expects the book to put her life in danger or her brother's best friend, Andrew, to become her savior.

Andrew has loved Catherine for years, but since he's not a nobleman, he feels he has no chance with her. But as danger lurks nearby a mutual passion grows.

D'Allessandro's tales are finely tuned to Regency sensibilities, and nuances complete with the ton's tantalizing secrets. She's taken a charming theme, the unmasking of the writer of a salacious book, and added marvelous characters that readers will take to their hearts. Romance, suspense and passion are perfectly combined. (Sep., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin