REVENGE WEARS RUBIES
Smart, sexy storytelling marked Bernard for success, and she continues
to enthrall readers with a twist on the classic revenge plot. Bernard's bright voice always sparkles, and her plot tantalizes as it intrigues in this Jaded Gentleman series starter.
Returning from the battlefield, Galen Hawke is determined to avenge his friend's death and take revenge on woman who betrayed his memory. Miss Haley Moreland has no idea that her childhood companion fantasized their engagement. Her only concern is saving her family from financial ruin by marrying well. She's sidetracked by Galen, who's bent on her seduction and whose touch is like fire in her blood. Is it possible the man she desires can give her both love and money? Is it worth the risk to savor desire one last time before she must wed for money? Both begin questioning their motives. As their passion flares, they must face the past and the present truth to discover if love is more powerful than vengeance or wealth. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Mar., 336 pp., $7.99)