THIS PERFECT KISS
Thomas twists and turns a Cinderella story into a delectable read filled with sexual tension and tinged with a gothic mystery. Readers will find this a thoroughly entertaining read.
When her cousin falls ill, Christel Douglas takes her gown and steals into a masked ball. Her slipper literally falls into Camden St. Giles’ hand and she gets her very first kiss. But later that year her cousin marries Camden and a few years later lies dead from a horrible fall. Following the wedding Christel left for America, wed and as a widow returns to Scotland to care for her cousin’s child. Her reunion with Camden is nothing like she imagined. Though she nursed him through his battle wounds incurred during the American Revolution, he still bears the scars of being on the losing side of the war. They walk on eggshells around each other; she wondering about her cousin’s death and he believing she killed the traitors who murdered her patriot husband. But, to Christel, he is still Prince Charming and though the past and grave misunderstandings tear them apart neither has forgotten the promise of that first kiss. (AVON, Jul., 384 pp., $7.99)