MISTRESS BY MISTAKE

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Heino debuts with a delightful love-and-laughter story about an independent heiress and a dashing nobleman who discover the power of love while surrounded by mayhem and madness.
I dare you not to laugh out loud!

While heiress Evaline Pinchley is toasting her coming of age and obtaining her freedom, her matchmaking aunt is dragging her to a house party at the Dashford estate.

To deter marriage-minded mammas, Lord Dashford has concocted a scheme to pretend he's depleted his fortune. It's going quite well until he meets a slightly tipsy woman in the garden who ends up falling asleep in his bed. Evaline is horrified to discover she's been seduced. She wants nothing to do with marriage, but fate has something else in store: a bit of jealousy when Dashford's ex-fiancee arrives, claiming she's still his betrothed. Perhaps it wasn't a mistake. Perhaps one more night in bed could do the trick -- or perhaps love will conquer all. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Dec., 368 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin