Book three in the Albright sisters' saga is
a stand-alone story that explores the total dominance of a dark hero over a headstrong heroine. It's a pleasant way to
sizzle away the winter cold.
Entering her seventh unsuccessful season, Beatrice Albright must find a groom to ward off spinsterhood. She proposes to the Marquis of Highcroft, Gareth Berenger, who is dogged by rumors that he killed his wife. While intrigued by Beatrice, Gareth is hesitant. He suggests a trial affair, so he can be sure that Beatrice can accept his special sexual needs. The two discover not only a passionate compatibility but love as well. Now they are ready to marry, but a madman wants to destroy their happiness. (AVON RED, Feb., 320 pp., $13.99)