The incomparable Martin continues
to satisfy readers with her sensual romances. The second book in
her Bride trilogy is hot, sexy and
mesmerizing. The pages are rich
with history, taut with tension and steaming with passion.

Wounded in battle, Major Reese Dewar returns to England permanently. He throws himself into managing his estate to forget his broken heart, but then the object of his desire arrives in the middle of the night, seeking sanctuary for herself and her son.

Elizabeth Holloway, the Countess of Aldridge, fears that her brother-in-law and his wife are drugging her to gain control of her son's fortune. She runs to the only man she trusts, the man she betrayed years earlier. Soon the only way Reese can protect her is to marry her. But he's wary, and Elizabeth's scared -- because he still doesn't know the full extent of her betrayal. (MIRA, Jan., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Maria Ferrer