PASSION AND PRETENSE
Heino delivers witty, funny, sexy pure reading indulgence. She revises old characters, creates new love stories, adds a dash of mystery and provides delicious sensuality that will have fans clamoring for more.
Lady Penelope Rastmoor is all grown up and determined to undermine her brother’s plans to marry her off. She dreams of going to Egypt to study and decides to throw her brother off with a false engagement to a totally unsuitable fiancé. She finds Harris “Lord Harry” Chesterson, heir to the Marquess of Hepton, as her foil. The instant Harry spies Penelope’s scarab necklace he knows he’s found the key to the man who has been stealing antiquities. The perfect way to get close to Penelope is by becoming her betrothed. But the best-laid plans go astray when the desire that sizzles between them explodes. But before they can marry, they tangle with Egyptian loyalists, ferret out a thief and uncover a surprising passion. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Mar., 380 pp., $7.99)