NO PLACE FOR A LADY
Allen proves her forte is writing Regency romances with this tale about an unusual pair of characters caught in a love neither expects. But what starts out as a rollicking story with a unique heroine soon turns into another marriage mart-based novel with a feisty heroine turning into a simpering miss.
But she's in trade and he's an aristocrat, and never the twain shall marry, until her noble half-brother invites Bree into the ton. The once businesswoman is transformed into a "lady" who Max is ready to woo. But it's not easy to convince the strong-willed Bree to give up her freedom for love. (Harlequin, Apr., 300 pp., $5.99)