TO ROMANCE A CHARMING ROGUE
Though a bit repetitive and slow-
paced, Jordan's story of a hero torn
by guilt and a heroine whose love knows no bounds is deeply emotional.
Two years ago Lady Eleanor Pierce was betrothed to the love of
her life, Damon Stafford, Viscount Wrexham. But when he was seen
with his mistress in full view of the
ton, Eleanor broke off their betrothal.
When they see one another again at
a ball, the sensual spark between them
is reignited. Gossip has it that Eleanor is being courted by the Italian nobleman Prince Antonio Lazzara, and when accidents befall the prince, Damon becomes concerned for Eleanor's safety.
Though attracted to the prince, Eleanor isn't sure he can give her the love she desires -- because it's Damon who haunts her dreams. Damon enjoys being with Eleanor but holds a part of himself back. Will Eleanor's love be strong enough
to break through Damon's hard shell, and will he allow her to be his friend,
his lover and his wife? (BALLANTINE, Mar.,
392 pp., $6.99)