ONE NIGHT WITH YOU
Jordan's emotional romances, with their wounded heroes and feisty heroines, are infused with plot twists that charm and captivate readers. This latest is an enchanting Cinderella story from a rising star.
Since becoming a widow, Lady Jane Guthrie has been treated like a servant in her brother-in-law's home. Condemned to chaperone his flighty daughters and endure his bitter wife's cruelty, she seizes a chance to escape by attending a masked ball.
Her joy is short-lived when she's accosted by her brother-in-law. Fortunately, Seth Rutledge, the Earl of St. Claire, is nearby. Seth returned from the war to inherit his title a wounded, angry man. He cares for his blind sister and, though duty demands he marry, he intends to wed without love. But he's completely enchanted by the masked temptress without realizing she's his childhood friend. He searches for his beauty and finds her once more, disguised and alluring in her sultry costume. This time Jane gives in to her desires, and the consequences of her bold actions will be either her salvation or her ruin. (Avon, Jan., 384 pp., $5.99)