THE OUTRAGEOUS LADY FELSHAM
Allen's daring, sexy and, yes, outrageous spin-off of The Dangerous
Mr. Ryder gently borders on erotic romance because of the manner in which she plays out her characters' fantasies (including a marvelous
bear rug!) without ever losing sight
of Regency mores.
Bel tends his aching head and realizes she's found her ideal lover. In her innocence she makes the outrageous proposal he keep his key and visit her at night. Already infatuated with her, Ashe boldly meets the challenge, and they begin a wildly exciting affair. Ashe allows Bel to play out all her fantasies and some of his.
Though neither wants to fall in love, Cupid plays havoc with their plans, and they're soon caught by their passions and a sizzling game of who can catch whom first. (Harlequin, Aug., 300 pp., $5.99)