PROOF BY SEDUCTION
Here is a dazzling debut by a multitalented author who thrills readers with a twist on a traditional plot and truly unforgettable characters. Milan steams up the pages while drawing readers into an emotionally powerful relationship centering on the true meaning of love. Completely satisfying, this is a book meant for all time.
Jenny Keeble, aka "Madame Esmeralda," is considered an extraordinary fortuneteller because she tells people what they want and need to hear. She is secure in her role until Gareth Carhart, the Marquess of Blakely, enters her home.
Gareth is shocked to learn that while he was in Brazil on scientific expeditions his nephew Ned was caught in a charlatan's trap. He's determined to expose Jenny as a fraud. But when sparks fly between them, Gareth's logic is put to the test by Jenny's fierce beauty and intelligence. Somehow Gareth's fool-proof plan backfires and thrusts them into a battle of wills and seduction. But when Ned needs Jenny the most, Gareth finally understands that love needs no proof. (HQN, Jan., 380 pp., $7.99)