RULES TO CATCH A DEVILISH DUKE
Known for her emotionally intense and powerfully written romances, Enoch returns with another Scandalous Bride that’s sure to satisfy fans of the Tantalus Club novels. Enoch’s hallmarks — a well-paced, carefully crafted, smart and highly romantic storyline — blend with a bit of humor and appealing characters. This is a deep-sigh read.
Adam Baswich, Duke of Greaves, must marry by his fast-approaching 30th birthday or lose his fortune. Finding a potential wife at his Christmas house party is part of the plan; becoming enchanted with his houseguest is not. Sophia White, who works at the Tantalus Club, knows she can never aspire to the life of a duchess, but what harm is there in accepting the duke’s invitation before she agrees to marry a somber clergyman? Due to a freak snowstorm, Sophia is Adam’s only guest and, as they get to know one another, they learn each other’s secrets. Even after friends arrive, Sophia and Adam continue their blossoming affair. They’re treading on dangerous ground. Adam can defy convention and marry Sophia, but will she have him? (ST. MARTIN’S, Oct., 352 pp., $7.99)