A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS
Known for her sexy, smart and often scandalous romances, Campbell doesn’t disappoint with the second in her Sons of Sin series, A Rake’s Midnight Kiss. Her intelligent characters, and their sensual cat-and-mouse games, add to the mystery and poignant emotions in this tale of a man’s need for identity and a woman’s desire for love and respect. Campbell knows how to set hearts aflutter with simmering sensuality, tortured heroes and a passionate path to happily ever after.
Sir Richard Harmsworth assumes a rakish air to hide his pain at being the bastard lord. There is a way he can prove he’s the legitimate heir: finding the fabled Harmsworth jewel. Learning that the jewel is in the hands of a scholar’s daughter, Miss Genevieve Barrett, Richard sneaks into her home intent upon stealing the heirloom. But when Genevieve catches him and challenges him at gunpoint, he has no choice but to flee. He later comes to the vicarage as her father’s new student. Genevieve soon recognizes the flirtatious scholar as her midnight thief. She’d give away his secret if she didn’t have one of her own: She is the author of her father’s highly respected articles and dreams of publishing under her own name. The fragile truce she and Richard declare leads to an unexpected passion and to an understanding of what being a nobleman really means. (FOREVER, Sep., 398 pp., $8.00)