The cynical Duke of Westleigh, Jerome Parnell, is distrustful of all beautiful women and is none too pleased when ravishing Lady Rachel Wingate abducts him in hopes of marrying him.

Rachel meets Jerome during his visit to her country home for a clandestine meeting with the infamous highwayman Gentleman Jack. Jerome refuses to acknowledge the immediate and powerful attraction between Rachel and himself. A lovestruck Rachel kidnaps the Duke with marriage in mind because her guardian is about to force her to wed a pompous, odious London fop!

Even though Rachel has him tied to the bed, Jerome refuses her marriage "proposal." However, he does agree to "ruin" her. After a passionate evening, Jerome is still adamant against a wedding, but when danger threatens Rachel's life, he loses no time in abducting her and seducing her into marriage.

Old doubts and fears cloud the newlyweds' happiness and only when Rachel falls into an insane killer's hands does Jerome come to his senses.

Witty, lively and fun, MIDNIGHT BRIDE is a delight! Readers will be most impressed with Ms. Suson's characters and will eagerly await the sequel. SENSUAL (Apr., 384 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Maria C. Ferrer