When a betraying kiss ends her betrothal scarcely before it has begun, Harriet Godwyne spends the next seven years angry and bitter about the man who disappointed her so badly. He refuses to tell her that his youthful indiscretion was the result of A ROGUE'S WAGER (2). If he does, he'll lose his ancestral property. But when a house party in the country sets all the players back together again, another wager becomes the means to bring the young lovers full circle and back to love. The story line of this tale by Valerie King is somewhat improbable, and the main characters lack the depth and appeal to allow readers to feel concern for their plight. (Mar., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck