THE RUIN OF A ROGUE
Neville’s heiress vs. fortune hunter plot has enough clever twists and witty repartée to be unpredictable and delightful. Driven by dialogue and well-motivated, smart characters, here’s a romance to spark both imaginations and emotions.
Anne Brotherton is an heiress who knows she’s prey for every fortune hunter in the world. She dreams of finding a man who loves her for her mind and not her bank account. Marcus Lithgow has gambled his way through England and the continent, only to return when he unexpectedly inherits a crumbling estate and the opportunity to put aside his scandalous past. However, he needs money and begins pursuing Anne. Marcus is wise enough to respect Anne’s intelligence and her interest in archeology. She is falling for him until she overhears his true motives. Now Anne is out for a bit of revenge. But it is a dangerous game because her heart is at stake. The more time she spends with Marcus, the more she trusts him, and when a surprising villain appears, they are ready to risk it all for love. (AVON, Sep., 380 pp., $7.99)