SEDUCING THE HEIRESS
Debuting with this first in a series, Drake entices readers with the intriguing concept of sisters who move among the ton without anyone knowing their secret. Utilizing a tried-and-true plot -- wealthy nobleman needs to wed for money – Drake twists the traditional with an unconventional heroine and a bad-boy hero that readers will adore.
That's a challenge to Portia, who then steals into his townhouse to retrieve her priceless painting. Their cat-and-mouse game leads to a heated kiss that ignites Portia's passion. The more she says no, the more Colin desires her. Portia begins to long for stolen moments with Colin and the opportunity to understand the man behind the rake's façade, even as her parents plan her betrothal to Ratcliffe's greatest enemy. Passion rises as tempers flare, culminating with an abduction, a duel and several surprises.
(ST. MARTIN'S, Dec., 312 pp., $7.99)