MISTRESS BY MARRIAGE
Steam rises from the pages as Robinson devises a new kind of marriage. Her strong characters and depth of emotions add to the high degree of sensuality.
Five years ago the staid widower Baron Edward Chase impulsively married the ravishing Lady Caroline Christie. It was a catastrophe. Edward banished Caroline to a house on Jane Street and visited her once a year; Caroline became the authoress of a rather scandalous series of novels. Edward realizes he must move on, but first he must get Caroline out of his blood. He devises a plan: she will be his mistress, his to command any time of day or night. At first Caroline refuses, but then she agrees. The rebuilding of their relationship on a new and sensual level leads them back to bed and slowly toward a powerful relationship based on more then lust. (BRAVA, Sep., 304 pp., $14.00)