Eight years after refusing his proposal of marriage, Phoebe Lowell is now a penniless factory worker in the village attached to Ben Holdens newly inherited manor house. When a snowstorm strands her inside his house and bed, she discovers that he has no memory of her due to a war accident in THE RAKES FIANCiE (3). Actually, Ben instantly recognizes the heartless jade who broke his heart but decides to feign amnesia in order to woo her, seduce her and then leave her brokenhearted. Their time spent together leads to them falling in love all over again, but misplaced pride and some strange events prevent them from coming to terms with their feelings. Martha Kirkland offers an interesting twist to the classic rags-to-riches scenario, and her characters are mostly well-developed and entertaining. However, readers may find the hero a touch too cold-blooded and the heroine too introspective to warm to them completely. (Jun., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck