ONE NIGHT IN LONDON
With another engaging tale for her fans, Linden’s talent for building delicious sexual tension keeps the uncomplicated story moving as the characters try to stay focused on their individual goals.
The second son of a duke, Lord Edward has set himself the near-impossible task of discovering the truth about his late father’s first — and secret — marriage. If the rumors are true, he and his brothers will lose everything. But duty gets sidetracked when a lower-class firebrand demands he help her. Francesca must rescue her niece from an evil stepmother, but just when she finally finds the right man for the job, Lord Edward steals him away for his own mystery! After all, a duke’s heritage is much more lucrative than her case. All odds are against her, yet with Lord Edward’s help she might just prevail. The two battle their own secret desires. In a world where class matters, the daughter of an Italian opera singer and the second son of a duke may have to surrender to their passion before they can claim victory. (AVON, Aug., 326 pp., $7.99)