MISS HILLARY SCHOOLS A SCOUNDREL
Disreputable men of the ton make marvelous heroes and Grace proves they’re even better when they are redeemed by love. This evocative romance has enough standard Regency wit and characters to please the genre’s fans. Though pedantic and a bit predictable, there is a charm in Grace’s prose that will delight readers.
Lady Lana Hillary has sworn off marriage, but she indulges in a flirtation with the roguish Lord Andrew Forest. Drew is quite undone by the lovely, intelligent Miss Hillary. He finds himself falling in love — something he never imagined — and once he gets her into his bed he’s truly hooked. But Lana disappears after their night together. Now Drew must risk his reputation as a rake to claim his true love. (SOURCEBOOKS, Feb., 448 pp., $6.99)