MY RECKLESS SURRENDER
Campbell’s “slice of life” portrayal of society provides an intriguing glimpse at the inner workings of the ton’s members. Her characters exhibit a depth of personality, moral fiber and emotion, defining them as the best of all people. The enthralling story is complex and passionate and readers will experience a delightful sense of satisfaction from watching Campbell’s characters grow in stature and emotional understanding. Quite a book!
Recent widow Diana Carrick agrees to seduce the well-known rake, Tarquin Vale, Earl of Ashcroft, in exchange for the country house she has managed for years.
Tarquin has become dissatisfied with London life. While he initially turns Diana away, he can’t get her out of his mind and after another encounter he decides to pursue her. To their surprise a sensuous and deeply emotional relationship results. He turns out to be a man of honor and progressive social attitudes, shown by his actions in and out of Parliament. Their interlude ends, as Diana’s dangerous secret threatens their newfound love. (AVON, Jun., 380 pp., $7.99)