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Kelly’s well-written and powerful love story will keep readers entertained with a captivating plot. The strong protagonists, deep emotional intensity and rising sexual tension all make the fast-paced romance memorable.
With all the debts left by her late husband, Bathsheba Compton, Lady Randolph, is in dire need of funds. She must find a rich gentleman to marry. At a dinner party she meets Dr. John Blackmore and is taken aback by her reaction. She tries to ignore the sexual tension, but when she falls ill with a deadly fever, John saves her life. John discovers a tenderhearted and intelligent woman under Bathsheba’s sharp tongue and wanton facade. They begin an affair, but when John proposes marriage, things go awry. Bathsheba cannot understand his dedication to helping poor women in dangerous areas. It is during one of these forays into St. Giles that John is nearly killed. They will have to look into their hearts to overcome the sorrows of life and embrace the joys of love. (ZEBRA, May, 352 pp., $6.99)