A MOST SINFUL PROPOSAL
Smart and sexy, Bennett's romances have earned her a place on readers' keeper shelves. She does not disappoint with her twist on "Beauty and
the Beast," a captivating romance
for those seeking a bit of adventure and suspense.
The daughter of botanists, Marissa Rotherhild has no interest in plants. She wants a man like handsome, rakish George Kent for a husband and she's out to get him. On a visit to his home, she meets his brother, the reclusive, mysterious Lord Kent, whose passion for roses, particularly the rare and possibly extinct Crusader's Rose, fills his every waking moment.
Marissa takes his mind off his hunt for the elusive blossom with her vibrance and beauty. Though she wants nothing to do with plants, she is drawn into the romantic mystery surrounding the rose. Marissa and Lord Kent make an unbeatable pair as they hunt for the flower one step ahead of -- or behind -- their nemesis. (AVON, Apr., 380 pp., $7.99)