Smart and sexy, Bacarr's latest (told in the first person) is rife with pop-culture references and cheeky observations on society, past and present. Good fun --and hero Paul is hot, hot, hot!
Down but not out after her fiance dumps her, Autumn Maguire goes on what was supposed to be her honeymoon in Paris -- alone. Edgy and restless, she decides to give nude modeling for an artist a whirl. In the studio, Autumn sees a compelling portrait of a simply gorgeous man, the painter Paul Borquet. After donning a red velvet cloak and surviving a mysterious lightning strike, Autumn is transported back to the year 1889. She's also miraculously younger and more beautiful, which makes her desirable to Paul and others. But 1889 isn't the best time to be young and female. Still, after a number of erotic encounters with the as-scrumptious-as-advertised Paul, Autumn considers making the past her permanent present! (SPICE, Jul., 400 pp., $13.95)