Image of The Rake's Inherited Courtesan


Image of The Rake's Inherited Courtesan

A charming but often-used plotline and pleasant characters will have readers enjoying a satisfying -- though not emotionally intense or surprising -- afternoon delight.

When her guardian's will is read, Sylvia Boisette is stunned to learn she's been placed in Christopher Evernden's care. Neither she nor Christopher wants the arrangement, but the will cannot be broken. As they strive to avoid one another, they're only thrust together, as Christopher saves Sylvia when an unknown enemy tries to abduct her time and again. He's drawn not only to protect Sylvia, but to unearth the reasons for the attempts on her life. As he does so, he falls in love with her.

Sylvia finds Christopher pompous, but when he arrives in Paris to rescue her from old enemies, he becomes her hero. But all cannot be well until Sylvia uncovers her heritage and foils her foe's plans. (HARLEQUIN, Apr., 296 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin