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BEFORE THE SCANDAL
Genre: Historical Romance
The second installment in the Notorious Gentlemen series displays Enoch's power to titillate, intrigue, enthrall and lure her readers into a story so adventurous, romantic, emotional and witty that they will hate to see it end.
Colonel Phineas Bromley is a clever fellow in the boudoir and on the battlefield, but he's completely unprepared for what awaits him when he comes home. He finds his ancestral estate near ruin and believes someone is systematically destroying his family. The only way he can unmask their enemy is to take up the role of a legendary highwayman and hunt down the villain.
Instead, he rides straight into trouble in the form of Lady Alyse Donnelly. Alyse should have been wed years ago, but a scandal put an end to that. Now she's little more than a servant in her home. She knows she should stay away from Phin, but she can't help getting involved in his charade and falling in love. Phin wants Alyse out of danger, but he's the one putting her life and her heart in peril. (Avon, Aug., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: August 2008