MR. CAVENDISH, I PRESUME
Readers have been anticipating the second book in the Lost Duke of Wyndham duet, and they won't be disappointed with this delightful sequel. Cleverly, the books take place simultaneously but are told from different points of view. Identical scenes are fresh, and the familiar characters engaging, while the emotional intensity is as strong as ever -- just what readers crave from Quinn.
Thomas Cavendish believes he is the Duke of Wyndham, until the appearance of the lost heir: Jack, a highwayman with no idea what it means to be a nobleman. Now Thomas is set to lose the title, status and woman he loves. Lady Amelia Willoughby has been betrothed to the duke since birth, but the two barely know one another; in fact, he treats her like an acquaintance. When the prodigal returns, her father wants her to marry the new duke, but Amelia has just begun to become truly acquainted with Thomas and his sensual kisses. Thomas starts to take his bride-to-be seriously. With Jack falling in love elsewhere, Thomas has a clear path to Amelia -- if she'll only follow her heart. (Avon, Oct., 380 pp., $7.99)