Robinson is at her best when it comes to crafting a highly sensual romance and readers seeking the sizzle and burn will enjoy her story, even when pace and characterization take second place to the love scenes.

From childhood friends to young lovers separated by the vagaries of fate, Desmond Ryland, Marquess of Conover, and Laurette Vincent are suddenly thrust together as adults. Con has been given a chance to get the revenge he’s been waiting for, but his love for Laurette overcomes his plans. He wants her forever and that means making her his wife. Though she desires Con, Laurette will not marry him, so Con comes up with a scheme to seduce her to his will. There are things that happened while they were apart, things that are keeping them from fully loving one another, and until the past can be put to rest there can be no future. (BRAVA, Jan., 304 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin