A LOVER'S KISS
Moore continues to captivate with
her latest historical. The hero is a
typical Regency rake who wants
nothing to do with the heroine.
The best friend almost steals the
show with his endearing ways and
his constant pushing for the hero
and heroine to be together. The
conflict pulls readers in, and the
villain is most definitely a surprise.
Despised Frenchwoman Juliette is in England to find her brother when she's attacked by someone claiming she's the mistress of Sir Douglas Drury, an English barrister. She's forced to go to Douglas for help.
Though at first Douglas detests Juliette because she is French and the French maimed him, he and Juliette are forced to act as if they are betrothed. During this period they discover that their attraction for one another is fast becoming love. But that love is jeopardized when Douglas discovers that the brother Juliette is seeking is the same man who attacked him in France and whom Douglas killed. When Douglas is kidnapped for revenge, Juliette realizes the past is not as important as saving the man who stole her heart. (Harlequin, Aug., 288 pp., $5.99)