Known for her delectable, entertaining, funny, sensual and emotional romances, MacLean begins her new series with a charming romp that lights the way for readers needing a pick-me-up on a dull November day.

The Pembroke Palace series begins as Rebecca Newland, unwilling to marry her chosen fiance, tracks down the man of her dreams: Devon Sinclair, future Duke of Pembroke. Four years ago Devon rescued her runaway carriage, and Rebecca has fantasized about him ever since. But her knight in shining armor is far from flawless. Devon has demons to fight, and his father demands that he marry before Christmas or risk his wrath.

He's hunting for a suitable bride when Rebecca re-enters his life. She could be the answer to his prayers, and he contemplates seducing his way into her bed and her fortune. These perfectly matched lovers might take a while to catch on to the fact they belong together, but love always finds a way to a marvelous and well-deserved happy ending. (Avon, Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin