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A MOST IMPROPER RUMOR
Genre: Historical Romance, England, Victorian Period
Book two of the Whispers of Scandal series again features the Earl of Heathton and his wife hunting down a vicious villain. Known for her sensual romances, Wildes places mystery over romance, yet keeps her fans content heating up the pages with her secondary characters’ sizzling affair and garners new readers as she allows the suspense to unfold and draws them into Heathton’s relationship with his wife.
Once a diamond of the first water, now twice widowed and dubbed the Dark Angel, Lady Angelina DeBrooke fears that any man she loves will become a killer’s target. Now she’s very much in love, so she turns to the ton’s own detective, Benjamin Wallace. Benjamin and his wife, Alicia, played detective last season when they rescued her sister from a kidnapper, and Lady DeBrooke’s second husband was Benjamin’s friend. Can he uncover a connection between his sister-in-law’s abduction and these threats, and whether the culprit is a “friend” out to lure him into a new hunt for an old prey? Benjamin and Alicia follow a winding trail that compels them to realize the depth of their relationship as well as unmask a ruthless killer. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Mar., 332 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Publisher: SIGNET ECLIPSE
Published: March 2013