SECRETS OF SEDUCTION
Jordan delivers a powerful, moving romance with intense emotions, sexual tension and a few recurring characters. She pairs a man scarred in body and soul with a captivating young woman determined to show him how love can overcome guilt and a wounded heart. This is a marvelous, well-written love by a gifted storyteller.
Lady Skye Wilde became smitten with the Earl of Hawkurst when she was 13. He soon lost his wife and infant son to a tragic fire. Ten years later, Hawk is a member of an elite, secret arm of the Foreign Office, the Guardians of the Sword. Hawk plans on a marriage of convenience, but Skye is confident she’d make him a better wife. He at first declines her request to help her find her uncle’s lost love, but she perseveres and he finally agrees. Being together heightens the attraction between them. Hawk must reevaluate his decision to never love again — choosing between a loveless marriage and duty to the Guardians, or a woman who makes him laugh and want to live again. (BALLANTINE, May, 322 pp., $7.99)