THE SCHOOL FOR BRIDES
Debut author Smith makes a dazzling entrance to the romance community with a charming, sexy, innovative tale that sparks the imagination. There’s a bright future ahead of Smith, who has readers eagerly awaiting the next installment of her spinster ladies series.
Though a famed courtesan’s daughter, Miss Eva Black has a mission in life: to help former ladies of the evening find new lives as brides to respectable men. She discreetly runs her “school“ and has seen several of her ladies reach their goal. As a spinster she holds out no hope for a marriage of her own. Then her plan backfires. No one dares stand up to Nicholas, the Duke of Stanfield, and when Eva refuses to give back his mistress he wants his pound of flesh. He blackmails Eva into giving him a replacement. Eva will not allow another woman to fall into Nicholas’ bed so she delivers herself to his door. Seduction is what Nicholas wants, but falling in love is what they get. If that isn’t problem enough, one of Eva’s ladies is missing. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Apr., 304 pp., $7.99)