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Genre: Historical Romance
Debuting with a strong, traditional short Regency-style love story, Wells infuses a classic theme -- finding a husband for a courtesan's daughter -- with unique and likable characters, plot twists and deep emotions.
Against his better judgment Sebastian Laidley, the Earl of Carleton, agrees to find a husband for Gemma Maitland in three months or marry her himself. Gemma has done her best to live quietly and out of scandal's way. To find her a suitable match, Sebastian draws her away from home under the guise of having her help plan his sister's wedding.
All appears to be working until the wedding is called off, Gemma's mother suddenly arrives with a much younger male "friend" and Sebastian becomes jealous of every man who looks at Gemma. He has no idea that Gemma wants him almost as much, and as the seemingly sedate friend turns into a sultry siren, Sebastian is lost to love. (Berkley Sensation, Sep., 290 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Published: September 2007